Chris LaCarruba

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Chris LaCarruba

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Chris has been working with students in public schools since 2007. He joins the Lincoln staff after many years at one of New York City’s original specialized high schools. In addition to serving as a counselor, he spent time as a community coordinator and coach. Chris then moved to rural New Jersey, where he worked as a district supervisor, overseeing the school counseling department.

Among Chris’ professional interests are solution-focused counseling, experiential education, and helping students foster their connection to their community and environment. Chris draws on his own experiences to bolster student resilience and encourage students to take intellectual risks.

Chris developed his fondness for outdoor pursuits on the coast of Maine, where he graduated from George Stevens Academy. Prior to pursuing a more traditional post-secondary education, Chris completed two expeditions with the National Outdoor Leadership School, where he learned the importance of pushing beyond his comfort zone.

After ten years on the East Coast, Chris is happy to be back in Portland. He spends his off time with his family, finding ways to live a low impact life, and pursuing endurance activities that keep him outside.