Lisa Callan announces board candidacy
May 21, 2013
Lisa Callan was one of five people who applied to fill the vacant Issaquah School Board seat earlier this year. The position eventually went to Alison Meryweather, but Callan is throwing her hat in the ring again, filing for the same position in the November election.
Callan will vie for the District 4 seat, representing the majority of the downtown Issaquah corridor, the Issaquah Highlands, Mirrormont and the district’s southeast corner.
“As the mom of a student at Grand Ridge Elementary School, I have the best of all reasons to lead educational programs and opportunities in our Issaquah public schools,” she said in a statement.
Having served on the United Way’s health and human service panel, as well as the Issaquah Cooperative Preschool Board, she has an interest in early intervention and early education. She was instrumental in building a cultural diversity council at Grand Ridge Elementary, and is a PTSA board member.
Callan was raised in a family of educators and leaders. The granddaughter of teachers, she grew up in Arizona, where her father was a district superintendent and her mother worked at a local university.
“Schools are where our children discover who they are, who they want to become and that learning is a lifelong journey,” she said.
Callan graduated from Northern Arizona University, where she studied math and science. She spent 14 years working at The Boeing Co. before she left to become a software development project management consultant, until her son was born.
She will face Meryweather in the Nov. 5 election.