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Lake Washington School District 414

Director District 5

Siri Bliesner

Siri Bliesner

16403 NE 111th St

Redmond, WA 98052

Education: BA Human Biology, Stanford University; MPH Health Services, University of Washington
Occupation: Public Health/Social Services - Outcome & Evaluation Analyst, Hopelink

Thank you for the opportunity to represent you on the Lake Washington School District (LWSD) School Board for the last 8 years, most recently as Board President. The Lake Washington School District is one of the highest performing districts in Washington state, and I am honored to continue that legacy.


During my time on the school board, LWSD increased on-time graduation rates for students of all backgrounds to an all-time high of 93.6% in 2018. We have expanded opportunities and access to college and career-ready courses, focused on educational equity and implemented policies that enable all students to thrive.


I am an experienced and passionate advocate for students, and engaged at the local, regional and statewide level to support public schools. I remain committed to excellent outcomes and equitable opportunities for each and every student, inclusive and welcoming learning environments, community engagement and partnerships and responsible fiscal management to deliver a high quality public education.


I have lived in Redmond for more than 15 years. Both of my children graduated from Redmond High School. I have been honored to receive awards for my involvement and commitment, including the PTSA Golden Acorn. I appreciate and ask for your vote and support.

Susan Wilkins

Susan Wilkins

18024 NE 99th Ct

Redmond, WA 98052

(425) 558-3740

Education: Wellesley College, B.A. in Geology; Shin-Ai High School, Kurume, Fukuoka-ken, Japan - Rotary exchange student
Occupation: SAHM; Former Software Test Engineer at Microsoft

My four children attended Lake Washington schools starting in 1999 and had wonderful, supportive and creative teachers.  I am grateful for the education that they received and am proud to be a member of the Lake Washington School District community.


As a school board director, my goal will be to focus on academics especially the math curriculum at the elementary level. I will work to create board policies that support teachers with enhanced math training, curriculum materials and computer-based drilling. I will introduce board policies that direct enrichment funding for math improvements.


Scientific studies have shown that high school students do better when their schools start later.  I will work with the superintendent to change the high school start times to 8:45 - 9:00 AM and elementary start times to 8:00 - 8:30 AM.  I will also introduce board requirements that the district's transportation department increase capacity and efficiency to 90% using GIS-based software scheduling and routing tools.


I will introduce resolutions that direct the district to identify students who are falling behind and initiate early intervention and evaluation for special education programs.  I am committed to working to improve the Lake Washington School District and ask for your vote.

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