Lisa Webster came to the Summit RE-1 Board of Education out of the blue. The wild blue yonder, that is.
Lisa, a graduate of the Air Force Academy, is a former C-130 pilot who retired from the U.S. Air Force after a 20-year career.
In her role as a board member, Lisa brings organizational experience gained in postings such as Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and communications experience from conducting executive-level command briefings for multi-national forces in South Korea.
After moving to Summit County with her husband and son, Issac, in 2010, Lisa became active in schools and the community. She volunteered at Upper Blue Elementary School and worked with Summit Youth Orchestra, Colorado Learning Connections and Summit Advocates for Gifted Education (SAGE).
Lisa grew up in Hawaii, Northern California, Northern Maryland, and Denver, where she experienced busing as an attempt to promote equity and diversity in schools.
Lisa’s parents, Ray and Vai, always emphasized the importance of education, so she values that essential role of public education, but she also promotes the visual arts, extracurricular activities and alternative education opportunities.
Lisa, elected in November 2015, is treasurer of the school board. As a candidate, she said, “The school district is on an upward trajectory, and I just want to help keep that going, continuing to improve and make our kids so that they grow to be successful, happy adults.”