Meet the Board
The Issaquah School Director Districts are updated every 10 years once the census data is received. The following map and report are based on the 2010 census data:
To contact the Board, please email email@example.com. Individual Board email addresses are linked below. Only one copy of correspondence addressed to the Board of Directors is necessary. Board members will each receive copies.
Harlan Gallinger is a product of the Washington State public school system. He earned his Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from the University of Puget Sound and then graduated from the University of Washington School of Medicine in 2007. He practices Emergency Medicine in the Multicare Health System, including Mary Bridge Children's Hospital. He believes strongly in serving the community, advocacy, and equity. His desire is that every student in the District has equal opportunity to rigorous curriculum and the necessary supports to be successful.
Dr. Gallinger's interests include Early Learning, STEM, Highly Capable services, and expanding community partnerships. He lives in Sammamish and has two children, one at Discovery Elementary and another at Pine Lake Middle School.
Favorite children’s book: “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe" by C.S. Lewis.
Best part: When Lucy reunites with Mr. Tumnus.
I recommend young students read it because: It is a classic children's book set in a fantasy world that sparks one's imagination, where good trumps evil and children are the heroes of the story.
As the first person in her family to graduate from college, Marnie Maraldo believes in the power of education. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics from Liberty University before beginning her professional career with the Ames Aerospace Encounter, a hands-on educational program for fourth, fifth, and sixth-graders at the NASA-Ames Research Center. She then spent almost a decade at various high-tech companies, including her position as a Project Manager for Cisco Systems before making the decision to stay at home full-time with her family. She has a two children who came through the Issaquah School District, one graduated from Liberty High School and one from Gibson Ek High School. Mrs. Maraldo has served in many PTSA leadership capacities and is also is active in Cub Scouts, Stand for Children, and The City Church. She is currently the Executive Director of Influence the Choice.
Favorite children’s book: “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L'Engle.
Best part: When Mrs. Which tried to land on a two-dimensional world.
I recommend young students read it because: It is a fantastic story of finding your strengths and seeing how valuable you are if you'll just take the time to "grow into yourself."
After 12 years working for IBM as a design and systems engineer, Anne Moore understands the rigorous demands of the global marketplace-and she advocates to ensure public education is preparing all children for the challenge. She has been an active classroom volunteer, an officer in her school PTSAs and the District PTSA council, and a Girl Scout leader for more than a decade. She has helped draft and implement significant budget plans as a member of the District's Financial Advisory Core Team, bond and levy planning committees, and Volunteers for Issaquah Schools. She has also served on the Issaquah Middle School site council.
Mrs. Moore earned a degree in electrical and computer engineering at UC Davis and a master's degree in engineering management from Santa Clara University. Mrs. Moore has three children who graduated from Issaquah High School.
Favorite children’s book: "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" by J.K. Rowling
Best part: When Harry gets a cake for his birthday and finds out he is a wizard!
I recommend young students read it because: The story through all its twists and turns (and six more books) is a fun coming of age story about a deep and lasting friendship.
When Sydne Mullings relocated from Chicago to Washington state, one of the key factors that drew her family to Issaquah was the ISD’s strong school performance as well as positive comments from families and colleagues with students in the District. With students at Pacific Cascade Middle School and Issaquah High School, Ms. Mullings brings more than sixteen years of experience serving on nonprofit boards with a focus on strategic planning, financial, oversight, and review of quality programs. Ms. Mullings has worked in Information Technology for more than 20 years with a keen interest in leveraging technology to enhance and support the lives of people who use it. She is currently General Manager of the Central Marketing Organization with Microsoft Corporation. Ms. Mullings has a bachelor’s degree in International Politics and a master’s degree in Human Computer Interaction. She and her family have lived in Issaquah since 2014.
Favorite children’s book: "We Belong Together: A book about Adoption and Families," by Todd Parr
Best part: The end! The author ends the book this way: “There are lots of different ways to make a family. It just takes love.”
I recommend young students read it because: I hope that students recognize the beauty in different kinds of families and maybe see a bit of themselves too.
Suzanne Weaver has been an active education advocate and PTA leader at the District and state level since 1999. She has also served on the District Advisory Team, bond and levy scoping committees, District budget committees, and the advisory council for the Issaquah Schools Foundation. Since 2004, she has served on the board of the Volunteers for Issaquah Schools, a citizens' group which supports the passage of school district bonds and levies. She has two grown sons who attended ISD schools and are now working in the community.
Ms. Weaver has a BA in French Studies from Brown University and a MBA in Finance from the University of California, Berkeley. She previously worked as a controller for LSI Logic and McKesson. She and her family have lived in Sammamish since 1997.
Favorite children’s book: “Niagara Falls, or Does It?” by Henry Winkler.
Best part: When Mr. Rock convinces Hank that he isn’t really stupid.
I recommend young students read it because: It shows how different people can approach learning in a lot of different ways. Also, it’s really funny!