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Issaquah School District 411

Director District 5

Suzanne Weaver

Suzanne Weaver

3749 234th Ave SE

Sammamish, WA 98075

(425) 313-2494

Education: MBA, Finance, University of California, Berkeley. BA, French Studies, Brown University.
Occupation: Current: Director, Issaquah School Board. Previous: Corporate Controller/Financial Analyst.

Thank you for allowing me to serve as your School Director for the past twelve years. Ensuring that every student can achieve their full potential is at the forefront of everything we do. All students should be engaged in challenging and relevant learning opportunities to prepare them for college and careers. But the path to success will look different for each student.


At high school, we are expanding course offerings and have created an innovative learning environment at our newest competency-based school, increasing opportunities for academic exploration, acceleration and remediation. Positive Behavior and Social-Emotional Learning Supports provide students with the tools they need to be successful in every aspect of their adult lives. Cultural Competency training has helped to make all students and families feel welcomed and valued in our schools.


Because of its on-going emphasis on quality instruction, Issaquah continues to post among the highest student achievement and graduation rates in the state. I am also proud of our district’s responsible stewardship of taxpayer dollars (17 consecutive clean state audits) and management of its physical assets.


I continue to connect with constituents through the PTSAs, Issaquah Schools Foundation, and Volunteers for Issaquah Schools, and I ask for your vote.

Layna Crofts

Layna Crofts

22912 SE 37th Street

Sammamish, WA 98075

(425) 394-9037

Education: BS in Social Work child development
Occupation: CEO, private investigator, Certified Fraud Examiner and a forensic accountant.

Under my leadership changes will happen in Issaquah School District: Fiscal accountability; Retain stellar teachers; Conservative infrastructure planning; Equitable educational opportunities; and Greater transparency.


Every child deserves the best in STEM, gifted or special education services that we can provide using the best scientifically proven methods of learning tailored to each child’s specific needs while keeping costs controlled..  


My plans for making this happen include: 1.     Fiscal Accountability. No more bonds and levies.  When possible remodel existing structures instead of building.. 2.    Recruit and Retain Stellar Teachers. Find creative ways to recruit teachers and incentives to keep them in the district. 3.    Equitable Educational Opportunities. No matter where a student attends school they should be able to access the same set of tool and services to achieve their educational goals. 4.    Greater Transparency. Open lines of communication between the district and parents; make board meetings more appealing and encourage the district to engage in more conflict resolution and fewer lawsuits. I will fight to make sure our district moves forward with a balanced and tight budget that focuses its spending on the highest and best use to provide the most benefit for our children

Joe Robinson

Joe Robinson

4241 243rd Ave SE

Sammamish, WA 98029

(207) 632-2133

Education: BS Computer Science, University of Maine
Occupation: Software Engineer and Consultant

I’m a dad of two boys ages five and seven that will both be attending Issaquah public schools in the fall. As a software engineer, manager, and independent contractor I understand what it takes to analyze complex problems, build talented teams, and run a business.


I have experience as an educator working as a part time professor at community college and have worked directly with students in many volunteer roles. I’m a youth sports coach for baseball, basketball, and football. I’m a member of the PTSA and classroom volunteer at the elementary school. At work I’m involved with many diversity and inclusion initiatives including the annual Black and Minority Student Day helping over 100 local students learn more about careers in technology and the MANCODE conference focusing on young men of color.


My wife and I moved to Issaquah four years ago because of the strong reputation of the schools. I’m looking forward to applying my skills and experience to assure all of our students are safe, happy, and enriched while in the school’s care.

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