Lincoln Site Director Lisa Mudd has twin first graders who attend Lincoln Elementary School. This year she begins her two-year term.
Why did you choose to live in Burlingame?
My husband and I have lived in cities for the last 20 years, so making a move to the suburbs was a big change. Burlingame was a natural fit for us because of it’s proximity to San Francisco. However, it was the quality of education and the strong sense of community that truly brought us here. The lack of fog was the icing on the cake. We love Burlingame and are so happy to have our two children at Lincoln.
Why did you become involved with BCE?
As a former teacher, I can attest to the impact that a strong education foundation can make. We have some of the best teachers in the state and creating a stronger foundation gives them and our children the support and programs that they need to continue their success. Our children deserve more than what our state can provide and it us up to us to close the financial gap for them. Having been in the classroom for over a decade, I can tell you that every dollar counts. I truly believe in BCE and it’s mission to support our schools.
What makes your school special?
Lincoln has a special place in my heart. Sending my two little ones off to Kindergarten last year was hard (on me). We were new to town. They are twins and it was the first time they were ever going to be apart. I felt a little shaky at the start, but their teachers just held their hands and wrapped them up in love. The year was not only academically excellent, but is was so wonderful to see how well their social emotional growth was supported, too. Throughout the halls you will see teachers, parents and students working together to create the warmth the school exudes. But it doesn’t end in the classroom at Lincoln – the parent community is fantastic and I am amazed every day by the dedication the parents have to helping support our teachers and students. From field trips to classroom parties and after school functions, Lincoln knows how to make a school into a second home.
What three words do your children use to describe you?
I think it might depend on their mood that day. Generally, I would say that I am present. I am spontaneous – we go on lots of adventures together. I am trustworthy.