Elected to a four-year term in the November 2019 General Election, Director Rivera Smith proudly represents District 2 on the Seattle School Board. District 2 includes the Green Lake, Greenwood, Ballard and Magnolia neighborhoods.
Originally from central California, Lisa attended California State University, Chico where she earned a Bachelors degree in Journalism (News Editorial), and a Minor in Ethics. While there, she served as an editor on the university’s award-winning newspaper, and when she graduated, she was awarded the CSU, Chico Presidential Medal for Contribution to Student Life.
Lisa came to Seattle in 2000 to become The Seattle Times’ inaugural 3-year Editorial Intern. While there, she joined fellow Pacific Northwest Newspaper Guild union members from the Seattle Times and the Seattle Post-Intelligencer in a 49-day strike against both papers. She continues to be a strong labor and union supporter.
A mother of three, Lisa has spent many years as a member and volunteer for educational, environmental and political organizations.
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I'd love to meet you and talk about how we can work together to create the conditions for safe and successful Seattle Public Schools students!