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School Is Now In Session: Do You Know Your Site Director?


It’s back to school again and your BCE Site Directors have been busily preparing for the fall season.  Your school’s site director is a wealth of information about what BCE is doing for your kids. Stop and say hello!


Malinda Pauly, BIS Site Director

Victoria Terry, Franklin Site Director

Carolyn Way, Hoover Site Director

Lisa Mudd, Lincoln Site Director

Liz Anderson, McKinley Site Director

Kristin Flenniken, Roosevelt Site Director

Margaret Burke, Washington Site Director



Get To Know Franklin Site Director Victoria Terry

Franklin Site Director Victoria Terry has a first grader at Franklin Elementary School.  This year she begins her two-year term.

Why did you choose to live in Burlingame?

The community in Burlingame is very similar to where I grew up. It’s a comfortable place to be! We also liked the proximity to everything . Being close to San Francisco and San Jose makes it an enriching lifestyle for my family.

Why did you become involved with BCE?

I value education and want children to get the most from our schools. I’m also passionate about transformation and hope to see continued progress in our Burlingame schools.

What makes your school  special?

Since Franklin is a neighborhood school, it feels more like a community of families. Not just a sea of back packs.

What three words do your children use to describe you?

Squeezy – Huggable (its a word to my daughter), Smiley and Loving



Your BCE Representatives

Each school has a BCE site director who serves as a liaison between their school community and BCE. If you have questions about how BCE works, want to know more about the impact that BCE has at your school, or would like to get involved, this is the person to talk to.

Get to know your site directors:

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Get to Know Your Franklin Site Director, Marni Fligel

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Marni Fligel, Franklin Site Director with her girls

Marni became involved with BCE because she believes that the best way to ensure that her 2nd and 4th grade daughters get the best education is to be an actively involved parent.

So why Burlingame?

We moved to Burlingame from San Francisco in October 2010, the Fall before Hayley, my oldest daughter, entered kindergarten. We picked Burlingame for the “urburbia” neighborhood feel, the schools, family and friends. I grew up in Dallas and frequently visited my aunt, uncle, and cousins who live just up the hill from Franklin on Atwater. Clearly Burlingame left a positive impression on me. Little did I know that my kids would go to the same elementary school thirty years after my three cousins were there. Go Franklin!

Why did you become involved in BCE?

I was always involved at my kids’ preschool and knew I would want to get involved at elementary school but wasn’t sure how. Then one day I was talking to Katie Storey (Lincoln mom and former co-worker of mine) and she educated me on BCE and the need for additional funding at our schools to support the level of education we had as kids. When Hayley started Kindergarten, I became the Kinder rep for BCE and helped educate other new families just like Katie educated me. After that, I helped with the BCE Read-a-thon at Franklin, and then went on to coordinate the BCE efforts for all new families in Burlingame School District. So it was a natural progression for me to take on leadership for the Franklin BCE team.

What makes your school special?

Franklin Elementary is a special place because of the people – students, parents, administration, and staff. And the awesome sprawling California-style campus.

What three words do your children use to describe you?

Social. Friendly. Busy!

-Ann Townsager, BCE Marketing Team and Roosevelt Parent


Get to Know Your BCE School Site Directors

Jen Liebhaber, VP Site Directors

The BCE site directors at each Burlingame school serve as the liaisons between parent volunteers and the overall BCE organization

Jen Liebhaber, VP Site Directors (and the former Franklin BCE Site Director), described the role as being the primary leader and face of BCE at each of the school sites.

“The site directors work tirelessly to achieve BCE’s mission: providing the Burlingame School District with financial resources to create a rich and inspiring education for our children beyond what is possible with public funds,” she said.

In addition to being the “go-to” person for BCE questions, each site director is in charge of local outreach efforts and develops personal relationships with donors over a two-year term.

Two site directors are entering the second year of their terms — Delyn Simons (Washington’s BCE Site Director) and Kristen Schwager (Roosevelt’s BCE Site Director).

Over the next several weeks, we’ll be introducing you to the rest of the site directors:

Stay tuned for more…


JEN LIEBHABER: “Franklin Elementary is a special place…”

Our next “I am BCE” profile is of Jen Liebhaber, Franklin’s BCE Site Director, who has two children in the Burlingame School District, one at Franklin and one at BIS.

Jen Liebhaber, Franklin BCE Site Director

Jen Liebhaber, Franklin BCE Site Director

So why and when Burlingame?
My husband Reid & I moved to Burlingame in 2000 to own a house in a nice town that was close to San Francisco.

Why did you become involved in BCE?
I became involved with BCE because it was a perfect fit for me. I have a lot of experience with community outreach and fundraising, and I fully support raising money that helps each and every child in our school district.

Describe Franklin
Franklin Elementary is a special place because everyone is valued — students, parents, administration and staff.

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How has BCE impacted your children’s education?
Last Spring, our daughter Audrey signed up to audition for Advanced Jazz Band at BIS. It was the first time that she took that initiative, without our knowledge, to pursue something that she really loves. Her daily schedule now includes playing her trumpet in Advanced Jazz! BCE afforded her that opportunity.

What are three words your children would use to describe you:
Chatty, organized, busy