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    Lisa Rivera-Smith: District II

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    Join School Board Director Lisa Rivera-Smith for the March District 2 Community Meeting, Saturday, March 20, 1:00pm-2:00pm on Zoom.

    Open to everyone, these meetings will be safe spaces to share your questions, concerns, ideas and more!

    For security reasons, pre-registration is required. Please register at

    About Lisa Rivera-Smith

    Director Lisa Rivera-Smith was elected to a four-year term in the November 2019 General Election and is proud to represent District II, which includes Wallingford, Fremont, Green Lake, Greenwood and Maple Leaf.

    Born and raised in central California, Lisa was the first person in her family to graduate from college, attending California State University, Chico. While earning a Bachelors degree in Journalism (News Editorial), and a Minor in Ethics, Lisa served as an editor on the university’s award-winning newspaper, and upon graduation, was awarded the CSU, Chico Presidential Medal for Contribution to Student Life.

    Days after graduating, Lisa packed up and came to Seattle to become The Seattle Times’ first ever 3-year Editorial Intern. But after just six months on the job, Lisa joined fellow Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild union members from the Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in a 49-day strike against both papers.

    A wife and mother of three, Lisa spent years as a volunteer and advocate. After working for The Seattle Times and other papers in California, Lisa dedicated her time to her family, community, and a myriad of educational, environmental and social justice causes. She has worked to facilitate communication among parents via online forums, and lent her talents and expertise to many Seattle-area nonprofits, such as Seattle Tilth, Girl Scouts of Western Washington, North Seattle Baseball Assoc., Seattle Labor Chorus and five years as Green Team advisor at Hamilton International Middle School.

    Prior to serving on the Seattle School Board, Lisa was PTSA President at Hamilton International Middle School, and subsequently started up the Lincoln High School PTSA, serving as its Co-President before stepping down to serve on the Seattle School Board. On the school board, Lisa holds the Memeber at Large position on the Executive Committee, and is also a voting member of the Operations Committee and the Audit & Finance Committee. She also serves as the board’s Head Start Program Liaison, Capital Change Order Review Liaison and BEX/BTA Oversight Committee Member.  

    Lisa welcomes your emails, phone calls, texts and social media messages. She can be reached by phone at 206-475-1817, by email at, and on Facebook at, where Lisa posts agendas of Seattle School Board meetings of all kinds, news from the community, and information on school-related topics.

    Be well, stay strong and keep in touch!

    Lisa Rivera Smith smiles for a photo

    Lisa Rivera-Smith

    School Board Director

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    • Executive Committee, Member-at-Large
    • Operations Committee
    • BEX and BTA Capital Programs Oversight Committee Liaison 
    • Head Start Program Liaison
    • Capital Change Order Review Liaison

    Schools Represented

    District 2 Map

    • Daniel Bagley Elementary
    • B.F. Day Elementary
    • Cascadia Elementary
    • Eagle Staff Middle School
    • Green Lake Elementary
    • Greenwood Elementary
    • Hamilton International Middle School
    • Lincoln High School
    • Licton Springs K-8
    • McDonald Elementary
    • Olympic View Elementary
    • Sacajawea Elementary
    • John Stanford International Elementary School
    • Whittier Elementary