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Brisbane Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Lillian Markind

Substitute Teacher
1,603 votes (33.2%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • I will ensure our 3 schools have needed technology infrastructure upgrades and capital improvements and maintenance issues are completed.
  • I support adding foreign language instruction for our entire district.
  • I will advocate for continued curriculum improvements including professional development in math and literacy.



Profession:Former technical educator in biotech industry, Substitute Teacher
Member, Complete Streets Safety Committee, City of Brisbane — Appointed position (2016–current)
Co-President, Lipman Middle School PTO — Appointed position (2015–current)
Board Member, Brisbane Dance Workshop — Appointed position (2016–current)
President, LaValle Elementary School PTO — Appointed position (2011–2014)
Senior Field Application Specialist, Affymetrix (1999–2003)
Laboratory Manager, Cybergenetics (1995–1999)


Rochester Institute of Technology Bachelor of Science, Biotechnology (1991)

Community Activities

Math and Literacy Tutor, Brisbane Elementary School Academic Center (2015–current)
Fitness Instructor, Zumba (2010–2016)


I am a full time mom to 2 district children after working in the biotech industry as a technical educator. I have been a very active school volunteer for the past 8 years and enjoy being in the classroom or helping out at school in any way I can. I am a member of the Complete Streets and Safety Committee and serve on board of Brisbane Dance Workshop. I am also a co-president of the Lipman PTO which enhances the lives of students and staff at our wonderful middle school. Last year I became a substitute teacher for the Brisbane and Bayshore school districts. I was born and raised in New Jersey, went to college in Rochester, NY, and have lived in a variety of places including NYC, Pittsburgh, Wisconsin, and San Francisco. In my spare time I love to hike San Bruno Mountain and go to Giants games with my husband.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (1)

  • North Peninsula Democratic Club

Elected Officials (5)

  • Cliff Lentz, Mayor of Brisbane
  • Bob Dettmer, Brisbane School Board of Trustees
  • Madison Davis, Brisbane City Council Member
  • Clarke Conway, Brisbane City Council Member
  • Dawn Cutler, Brisbane School Board of Trustees

Individuals (7)

  • Dan Sorrentino, Brisbane Lion
  • Michele Salmon, Community Leader
  • Kristen Hayer, Brisbane Dance Workshop Board President
  • Linda Dettmer, Community Leader
  • Rachel Ennis, BSD Parent
  • Juanita Yee, Community Leader
  • Rich Cutler, Former Lipman Middle School Site Council Member

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