Dr. Lisa Andrew comes to Silicon Valley Education Foundation with experience as both a non-profit and public school leader. Most recently she was the Superintendent of the Hollister School District serving students of the Central Valley. Prior to Hollister, Lisa served as the Regional Executive Director of Partners in School Innovation, where she led the California team in working with the lowest performing districts and school sites in developing equitable systems.
Before her work at Partners in School Innovation, Lisa worked as a Director in the EducationalServices Branch at the Santa Clara County Office of Education, where her duties included working with administrators on system reform, assessment and accountability development, and providing technical assistance in the implementation of the Common Core State Standards and Local Control Funding Formula.
She has held several positions in education, including teacher, literacy and technology coach, mentor teacher, principal, Director of Student Services, Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum and Instruction and college professor. Lisa’s reputation across the state as a strong advocate for excellent instruction for all students has led to invitations to present regularly on the topics of school reform, leadership, curriculum and instruction, English language development, strategic planning, and navigating the political waters of education.
Lisa earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership from San Francisco State University where her doctoral work focused on effective professional development practices that prepare and prompt administrators to eliminate the achievement gap through organizational system change.
Lisa’s dedication to the field has been recognized by the Silicon Valley Chamber of Commerce as she was named a Woman in Leadership grant award recipient and is the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA) 2013 Valuing Diversity state award winner and 2015 Partner in Educational Excellence award winner for Santa Clara County.
She is an active participant in many professional organizations and charities and has served as President and Vice President of Legislative Action for the Association of California School Administrator in Santa Clara County, mentor for the California Association of Latino Superintendents and Administrators, San Benito PAL and Chamber of Commerce Board Member, and Family and Education Committee Member for 100 Charitable Women.
To recharge and rejuvenate,Lisa loves traveling with her husband, Eric, entertaining family and friends, and attending Giants baseball games.