Middle School
510 S. 9th St | La Crosse, Wisconsin 54601 | 608-789-7780 | Fax: 608-789-7181



Melissa Murray, Principal

Contact Phone:  608-789-6602


Hello and welcome to Lincoln Middle/Coulee Montessori/SOTA II Middle School. I am Melissa Murray, Principal.  Lincoln is a unique combination of traditional middle school with two charter schools.  Our school population is about 430 students.  We work very hard at being open and inclusive and we do a GREAT job at it!  I am humbled each day to be leading the staff and students at Lincoln. It is such an honor to be surrounded by an exceptional staff, and to work with fantastic young people, learning and striving to make their way in the world.  Parents and family are a vital part in the lives of these terrific young people.  I believe in the power of working together: school, home, students, families, teachers. Know that we all want what is best for our children and communication is a key to that. I encourage you to be in regular contact with your child’s teachers, and expect us to be in contact with you. Together we can do GREAT things for our next generation of leaders:  your children.

Feel free to contact me at any point as well. I welcome our conversation.


Eric Check, Dean of Students/Athletic Director

Phone:  608-789-6601


I have been at Lincoln Middle School for 13 years, 6 as a P.E./Health teacher and 7 as Dean of Students. I have been the school’s Activities Director for the past 12 years. I love the opportunities Lincoln provides for students, both academically and socially. We have many clubs and groups that are organized by our staff that allow all students to find an interest and connect with staff.

I have been in La Crosse my entire life, as I have gone through the La Crosse School District. I attended UW-L where I earned a double major in P.E. and Health Education. I earned my masters degree from Viterbo University. I continue to live in La Crosse with my wife and children.