Former MICDS Head of Middle School, Head of Lower School and English teacher Jan Jacobi spoke to Middle School students today as the author of “Young Lincoln”—a young adult novel about Abe Lincoln in his youth. The novel is about the childhood and young adult years of Abraham Lincoln, where Abe himself tells the story of his years in Ketucky, Indiana and Illinois.
Jan has taught middle school English and humanities for more than 40 years. He grew up in New York and came to St. Louis in 1982. He was Head of Lower School at CDS for 27 years as well as Head of Middle School at MICDS. In 2014, he was recognized as middle school teacher of the year by St. Louis Magazine.