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Lisa Webster for Summit School Board

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Meet Lisa Webster

  • Mother of a Summit High School Senior and Wife

  • Retired USAF C-130 Pilot and Instructor (20+ years, Major)

    • USAF Academy Graduate, B.S. Applied Mathematics, Chinese Minor

    • Undergraduate Pilot Training Graduate (T-37, T-38), Williams Air Force Base (AFB), AZ

    • Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate, M.S. Contract Management, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

    • Graduate --Multiple USAF/Joint Professional Development Schools

    • Commercial Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine Rating

  • Presently employed at Soupz On as Prep Cook and Baker

  • Currently appointed Summit School District Board of Education Director (expiration: Nov 2021 election)

    • Also served on SSD BOE from 2015-2019

I am a proud product of public education. At an early age, my parents instilled in me the understanding my most important job was getting a good education. I continue to believe in this system of caring, creative, and competent educators, support staff, volunteers, and educational leaders entrusted to develop our most raw and precious human resource, our kids. I believe that “Knowledge is Power” and public education works to impart this knowledge along with a toolbox full of skills, such as confidence, compassion, teamwork, scrutiny, humor, ingenuity, and inner strength. All of our young people should exit our public schools with the capacity to follow their own version of the “American Dream” and to live their best lives.

Priorities and Goals:

  • STUDENTS

    • Public education is expected to create environments that allow kids to thrive

    • “Every Child, Every Day” (Roy Crawford)

  • STAFF

    • Support of teachers, administrators and support staff

    • Pay, Benefits & Culture

  • COMMUNITY

    • Consistently demonstrates belief in Public Education

    • Create Viable Solutions Together

  • Continue to advocate for an adequate and equitable Colorado school finance formula (public school funding) at the Colorado General Assembly

      • Until then, continue to advocate for additional rural district funding

Expanded Work/Civic Bio:

-Occupation:

- Retired USAF C-130 Pilot and Instructor (20 yrs; Major)

- US Air Force Academy Graduate, B.S. Applied Mathematics, Minor in Chinese

- Undergraduate Pilot Training Graduate (T-37, T-38), Williams Air Force Base (AFB), AZ

- Air Force Institute of Technology Graduate, M.S. Contract Management, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

- F-16 System Program Office Contract Manager, Wright-Patterson AFB, OH

- C-130 Pilot, 50th Airlift Squadron, Little Rock AFB, AR and 37th Airlift Squadron, Ramstein Air Base (AB), Germany

- US Air Forces Europe Headquarters Rhein Main Transition Program Office, 86th Airlift Wing Operations Liaison, Ramstein AB, Germany

- Air Mobility Command Strategic Plans Officer, Scott AFB, IL

- Command Briefer and Joint Operations Officer, Yongsan Joint Base, Republic of Korea

- Multiple Deployments to Middle East, Southwest Asia, and Republic of Korea

- Multiple Officer Professional Development School Graduate (USAF and Joint)

- Commercial Airline Transport Pilot Multi-Engine Rating

- Currently working at Soupz On as Prep Cook/Baker

- Previous positions held (jobs overlapped/2nd jobs):

- Admin Coordinator for Centura Centers for Occupational Medicine (CCOM), Town of Breckenridge Public Works, and Summit School District (SSD) Summer Enrichment Program

- Daylight Donuts Baker

- Anant Salon Office Manager

- 2020 Census Enumerator

-Years in Summit County: ~11 years 3 months

-Family (optional): Spouse Bill Webster (26 yrs), Son Isaac Webster (Senior at SHS), Parents Murray and Vaitoelau Brown

-Civic involvement:

- Parent volunteer at Upper Blue Elementary (UBE), Summit Middle School (SMS) and Summit High School (SHS)(~10 yrs total)

- UBE Book Fair Coordinator (4 yrs)

- Parent-Teacher-Student Association/Organizations (PTSA/PTO) at UBE, SMS, SHS (~10 yrs total)

- School Accountability Committee (SAC) at Breckenridge Elementary (BRE), Dillon Valley Elementary (DVE), Frisco Elementary (FRE), UBE, SMS, SHS (~10 yrs total)

- Summit Advocates for Gifted Education (SAGE) Board (10 yrs)

- Colorado Association for Gifted and Talented (CAGT) Board (10 yrs)

- CAGT Legislative Committee (3 yrs)

- CAGT Student Shadow Day at the Capitol Coordinator (2 yrs)

- CAGT Affiliates Committee and Co-author of Affiliate Handbook (8 yrs)

- Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club Member and Board (5 yrs)

- Summit-Lake Dillon Optimist Club Brain Bowl Coach (3 yrs)

- Colorado Learning Connections (CLC) Board (2 yrs)

- Summit Youth Orchestra (SYO) Board (4 yrs)

- Summit Community Orchestra (SCO) Participant, 2nd Violin or Piano (2 yrs)

- International Snow Sculpture Competition Host (4 yrs)

- Summit Youth Network Coop (SYNC) Member (2 yrs)

- Summit County Communities that Care (CTC) Community Board (5 yrs)

- Data Sub-committee (2 yrs)

- Positive Youth Development (PYD) Trainer (3 yrs)

- Amendment 73 Petition Circulator in CO Senate Region 8/Campaign Supporter (~1 yr)

- Citizen ballot initiative

- Establish Income Tax Brackets and Raise Taxes for Education

- “Great Schools, Thriving Communities (GSTC) will raise $1.6 billion in additional, sustainable revenue for our schools, bringing them closer to the national average in school funding. The initiative will distribute resources to all school districts throughout Colorado. In addition, it will ensure that decisions about how to spend those new dollars are made at the local level” Source: https://www.co-case.org/page/A73

- State Ballot Initiative 271 Petition Circulator (~6 mos)

- Citizen ballot initiative

- Create a tiered tax structure to generate new funding ($2B annually) “to recruit, retain, and pay pre-primary-12 education teachers and student service providers… supplement and not supplant General Fund and state education fund appropriations for total program funding and categorical programs… and address the impacts of a growing population and a changing economy.” Source: https://cosfp.org/wp-content/uploads/Initiative-271-Explained-CSFP-24apr20.pdf

- SSD 4A Campaign Supporter (~2 mos)

- “Retain a tax originally intended to fund full-day kindergarten in the district by redirecting the funds to teacher and staff pay as well as behavioral health counseling.” Source: https://www.summitdaily.com/news/ballot-measure-4a-mill-levy-override-seeks-to-convert-kindergarten-funds-to-teacher-pay-student-mental-health/

- 2020 Census Volunteer Committee (~1 yr)

- SSD Board of Education (2015-2019; 2021; Treasurer and Director Positions)

- Colorado Association for School Boards (CASB) SSD Delegate (4 yrs)

- CASB Legislative Resolution Committee (LRC) (3 yrs)

- Colorado School Finance Project Meeting Attendee (3 yrs)

- SSD Support Staff Advisory Committee (SSAC) (4 yrs)

- SSD Tech Committee (2 yrs)

- Gifted Coaches Meetings (6 yrs)

- Colorado National History Day Judge (5 yrs)

- Helped to pass Colorado HB20-1032 Timing K12 Education Standards Review, an idea originating out of SSD Central Office to help spread expenditures and effort over six (6) years typically associated with reviewing Colorado’s 12 academic standards (curriculum purchases, professional development, etc)

- SSD Finance Committee Member (~2 yrs)

- Great Education Colorado Speaker in Training