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Mercer Island School District No. 400

Director Position No. 1

Ananta Gudipaty

Ananta Gudipaty

PO BOX 1032

MERCER ISLAND, WA 98040-1032

(425) 900-7858

Education: MS Software Engineering, Seattle University; BS Computer Engineering, Case Western Reserve University
Occupation: Software Engineering Executive; Educator; Founder, Infinite Potential Institute

Helping every child discover their innate infinite potential—this is my mission. Over thirty years, I have mentored hundreds of youths, empowering them with their own inner strength. Excellent academic resources combined with the unconditional support of a loving community inspire children with the confidence necessary to seize opportunities and lead on the global stage. This is what I want for every child in Mercer Island.


In my two+ decades at Microsoft and Amazon, I built software that you use every day. I have managed global teams. I understand the transformative power of technology, recognize the importance of listening to every voice, and know the necessity of empathy and inclusion in fostering strong communities. Together, let’s pave the way for our children to transform the world.


Mercer Island Mayor Salim Nice, and School Board President David D’Souza, endorse me, as do multiple past and current directors and community leaders. Visit

Cristina Martinez

Cristina Martinez

PO BOX 129


(206) 590-0844

Education: MD, Anahuac University; Master of Public Health, University of Minnesota.
Occupation: Early Childhood Educator; Public Health Consultant; Community Volunteer.

As a parent in the Mercer Island School District, I am deeply committed to providing every child with an outstanding education that meets their academic, social, and mental health needs. Through my active involvement in Superintendent advisory groups and leadership roles within the PTA Council, I have witnessed the transformative power of community engagement and will move from an advocacy role to one in which collective action can positively impact the entire school district.


If elected to the School Board, I will work to cultivate the strengths of our district and prioritize academic and budgetary decisions that serve the best interests of all students, educators, and families. My priorities will include rigorous advanced courses, support for students who learn differently, curriculum that reflects our community, and retaining and attracting top professional talent to our schools.


Join me in creating a stronger community through education. Visit for more information/endorsements. 

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