Mullings fills the board seat of Lisa Callan. Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District Facebook page.

Mullings fills the board seat of Lisa Callan. Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District Facebook page.

Sydne Mullings joins Issaquah school board as Interim Director for District 4

Mullings fills the board seat of Lisa Callan.

The Issaquah School District (ISD) recently announced that Sydne Mullings had been appointed as interim director for District 4 of the school board.

Mullings will fill the board seat vacated by Lisa Callan, who left the board on Jan. 24 to focus on her legislative work as a Representative of the 5th District to the Washington State House of Representatives.

Mullings was sworn in at the March 27 regular school board meeting and will serve in the interim position until the November 2019 regular election. Those who are appointed to the school board to fill vacated positions serve until the next regular election.

Mullings is the parent of students at Pacific Cascade Middle and Grand Ridge Elementary schools. Her experience serving on nonprofit boards with a focus on strategic planning, financial oversight and review of quality programs for more than 10 years were deciding factors in the appointment process. Mullings holds a bachelor’s degree in international politics and a master’s degree in human computer interaction and has worked in information technology for more than 20 years.

She said when she relocated from Chicago to Washington, one of the key factors that drew her family to Issaquah was ISD’s strong school performance as well as positive comments from families and colleagues with students in the district.

At the March 27 school board meeting, Superintendent Dr. Ron Thiele swore Mullings into office. He said he was excited to have her join the board.

“Congratulations and welcome to the Issaquah school board,” Thiele said to Mullings after swearing her in. “We’re happy to have you.”

“We are excited to welcome Sydne Mullings to the ISD School Board,” Board president Harlan Gallinger said in a release. “We held a rigorous selection process and we were pleased by the quality of the candidates who applied. Ms. Mullings’ experience and perspective will be a valuable addition to the board.”

Mullings will have the opportunity to run as a candidate in the next or subsequent regular elections.




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Sydne Mullings was recently appointed to the Issaquah school board on March 27. Superintendent Ron Thiele swore her into office. Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District.

Sydne Mullings was recently appointed to the Issaquah school board on March 27. Superintendent Ron Thiele swore her into office. Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District.

Sydne Mullings joins the Issaquah school board. From left: Marnie Maraldo, Sydne Mullings and Suzanne Weaver. Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District.

Sydne Mullings joins the Issaquah school board. From left: Marnie Maraldo, Sydne Mullings and Suzanne Weaver. Photo courtesy of Issaquah School District.

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