Heather Ebnet, Interim Principal
Heather Ebnet is excited to continue her journey in District 742 as the Principal of Lincoln Elementary. Ms. Ebnet is beginning her 18th school year in St. Cloud. She has served as an elementary teacher at both Talahi and Discovery, a Young Scholars Specialist at Discovery and Madison, Academic Coach, Administrative Intern and Assistant Principal at North, and Lead Principal for Secondary Distance Learning Academy. Ebnet has served on many district committees, but is particularly passionate about PBIS, Social Emotional Learning, and Equity work. She is excited to continue this work as part of the Lincoln community. Ebnet believes strongly that when we create a positive learning environment where staff and students feel valued and seen, all members of the community prosper.Ebnet graduated from the College of St. Benedict with a degree in Elementary Education. She went on to receive a Master’s degree in Human Relations and Multicultural Education from SCSU before beginning her career in District 742. After many years of teaching, she completed her principal licensure through St. Mary’s University. Her passion for learning extends beyond formal education and she has attended numerous conferences and trainings through the years. Ebnet truly believes in life long learning and always continuing to grow.Ebnet is a St. Cloud resident and has one son who recently graduated from Tech. Her youngest son is currently a student at South Junior High. Her husband is also a 742 team member, so she is definitely 742 proud! Some other fun facts about Ms. Ebnet are that she has run two marathons and has been an avid runner since the age of 12. She also loves to travel with her friends and her family. Her favorite destination is anywhere near an ocean.Ebnet can’t wait to meet all the members of the Lincoln community!
Shara Stone, Interim Assistant Principal
Shara Stone is honored to be a member of the Lincoln community! She has worked for District 742 for over 20 years in various roles which include: paraprofessional, teacher and academic coach. Most of her time was spent at South Junior High School teaching science. Prior to moving to Lincoln Elementary she was the academic coach at South Junior High.
Stone earned a bachelor of science from St. Cloud State University with an emphasis in aquatic biology. After taking a job at South Junior High School, as a paraprofessional, she decided that she really wanted to pursue a career in education. She went back to school for her teaching license and earned her master’s degree from the University of St. Thomas. She then completed her School administration license from St. Mary’s University.
Her greatest joy as an educator comes from the relationships she has built with students and families over the years. She loves catching up with former students throughout St. Cloud and finding out where their paths have taken them.
Stone spends a great deal of time enjoying the outdoors with her family. She has been married for over 20 years and has two teenage children. Her family includes a dog, cat and a few chickens who hatched in her science classroom.