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Director Position 2

Brian Giannini Upton

Brian Giannini Upton

3040 78th Ave SE #670

Mercer Island, Wa 98040

(206) 860-4992

Education: University of Wyoming, Fine Arts and Education
Occupation: Community Volunteer

As an elementary school parent, I respect our district’s rich history and seek to work collaboratively to enrich and ensure opportunities for all students. Striving for equity in our classrooms and community, I will champion world-class learning for every child, seek input from all stakeholders, and support best practices and smart budgets for our district.


My professional background is in theater arts, child advocacy and education.  Facilitating workshops, performing, and volunteering in Washington schools has given me the opportunity to recognize and value the strengths of the Mercer Island School District. Serving as a PTSA leader and community volunteer has shown me the importance of public engagement and the power of policy to create Equity For All Learners.


Endorsements: Representative Tana Senn, former legislator Marcie Maxwell, former MISD school board directors Pat Braman, Leslie Ferrell, Janet Frohnmayer and Carrie George

Caifeng Wu

Caifeng Wu

5041 W Mercer Way

Mercer Island, WA 98040

(510) 449-1380

Education: Bachelor of Science in Physics
Occupation: Homemaker

Our community needs someone who understands and prioritizes the developmental needs of our children. With 11 years of teaching experience as a middle school physics teacher, I have the knowledge and experience of working with our children to create new initiatives to help them sustain more enriching lives. At home, I continue my understanding of child development by identifying and tackling daily challenges with my own kids. As a board member of Mercer Island Chinese Association (MICA), I have a unique understanding of Chinese family education and am excited to share that with our school district. Furthermore, my three years of volunteer experience has provided me the opportunity to work with adult learners on overcoming language barriers. I hope to serve in this role by providing new perspective and helping support our community in creative ways.

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