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Mercer Island School District No. 400

Director Position No. 4

Deborah Lurie

Deborah Lurie

4859 90TH PL SE


(206) 669-8779

Education: JD, American University. BA, Business Administration, Franklin and Marshall College, MIHS Class of 1990
Occupation: Attorney, King County Department of Public Defense

For the past 4 years, I’ve helped guide MISD toward putting students first, inclusive and equitable education and academic excellence. We need leaders who are committed to serving all students, hear and balance many voices and make the right decisions. I have spent 22 years advocating for children and families in the legal system. I listen carefully, know every child has unique needs, consider all viewpoints, solve challenging problems with few resources and make difficult decisions as needed.

It is essential to have Directors who understand this unique community. As a MIHS 1990 grad myself, my husband and I made MI our home so our daughter could grow up in this great district. The MI community, our families and our kids expect and deserve the best outcomes and I am committed to building on our successful history.

Endorsements: 41st Democrats, Representative Tana Senn, Former Director Pat Braman and many more

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Lacey Aaker

3040 78TH AVE SE UNIT 503


(860) 365-1503

Education: BA Political Science, Master’s in Education- University of Minnesota; MPA (2022)- UW Seattle
Occupation: High School Teacher, Kent School District

As we emerge from this pandemic the upcoming years will be pivotal. We need strong, knowledgeable leadership to navigate both the challenges Covid has caused, and the opportunities the evolving landscape has created.  As an educator with experience assisting the US Department of Education in higher education policy, I would help our community roadmap a sustainable and dynamic path forward; one that centers on student success and wellbeing.

This work cannot be done alone.  I truly believe our city’s greatest asset is our community members.  When our policies discourage community input, we cannot capitalize on innovative ideas. As a fierce proponent of collective input and collaboration I would create more avenues and greater opportunities for community dialogue with the board and district. I would also fulfill the board’s oversight role and ask the tough, necessary questions on your behalf.

I would be grateful for your vote.

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