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Lake Washington School District 414

Director District 2

Christopher Carlson

Christopher Carlson

5125 107th Ave NE

Kirkland, WA 98033

Education: BA Molecular Biology, Pomona College; PhD Genetics, Stanford University
Occupation: Faculty, Public Health Sciences Division, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

It has been my privilege to serve our community for three terms on the LWSD Board of Directors. I am the proud parent of one LWSD graduate, and two children attending LWSD schools. I am experienced, qualified, and committed to continued improvement in district performance. During my tenure we have more than tripled capacity at our interest-focused high school programs (ICS, Tesla STEM High School, the Cambridge Program and the AP Capstone Program), and adopted significantly improved K-5 math and reading programs. The strong academic reputation of our district has led to an unprecedented 25% increase in student enrollment since I was first elected, so the most challenging issues we currently face remain operational.


The recently passed levy allows us to begin to address crowding with new buildings (thank you), and I will continue advocating for fiscally responsible measures that can fully accommodate district growth. I also promise to continue to advocate for expanded access and variety within the interest-focused high school programs.


We are already among the best public school districts in our state, and I support our new superintendent in her efforts to continue improving, until we are one of the best school districts on the planet.

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