Chelsea Bonini - Board President

Chelsea Bonini

Board President
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: (415) 531-0508
Email: cbonini@smfcsd.net

I believe that the success of our students depends upon the connection, communication, and authentic engagement that we – as a District, a governance team, and as individual Board members – have with parents, teachers, administrators, community members, and local and State leaders.  I look forward to hearing your ideas, comments, questions and concerns, so that together, we can do everything possible to ensure the success of all our students.

I grew up in Truckee and moved to San Francisco in 1987.  My husband Matt and I have lived in San Mateo since 2002, and we have two sons in elementary school in our District.

I come to this role having trained to be a teacher at Russell Sage College in New York, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in both Elementary Education and Psychology, and then teaching kindergarten and first grade in the South San Francisco Unified School District for four years.  I then attended law school at U.C. Hastings in San Francisco, earning my J.D. and becoming a member of the California State Bar in 2001.  I work primarily with entrepreneurs and companies as corporate counsel, with a focus on transactions, contracts, corporate governance, licensing and acquisitions.

During law school, I was elected Editor-in-Chief of the Hastings Communication and Entertainment Law Journal, and I also worked as an extern to Judges at the U.S. District Court and the California Court of Appeal.

I was a Board member for the San Mateo Mothers’ Club for five years, and I have always been an active volunteer in my children’s schools, volunteering in the classroom, serving on many committees, teaching Art in Action, and I have been a member of the PTA Board at Laurel Elementary since 2011.  I am a member of the San Mateo National Little League’s Auxiliary Board, and have served as a League Board Member and President of the Auxiliary Board since 2012.  I also served as a parent member of the District’s Technology Planning Committee responsible for development of the SMFC School Board’s most recently adopted 5-Year Technology Plan in 2013.

Lory Lorimer Lawson - Board Vice President

Lory Lorimer Lawson

Board Vice President
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Cell:
Email: llawson@smfcsd.net

Audrey Ng - Board Clerk

Audrey Ng

Board Clerk
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Cell:
Email: ang@smfcsd.net

I am a native of Southern California where my husband and I met while we were both college students. We relocated to the Bay Area during the dot-com bubble. The move was supposed to be temporary but twelve years and two boys later, we now call Foster City our home.

I attended Occidental College as a Margaret Bundy Scott Scholar, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree in Mathematics. I received a Master of Science degree in Applied Mathematics at California State University, Los Angeles. While working on my graduate degree, I taught mathematics to undergraduate students at CSULA. I began my actuarial career at Deloitte & Touche as a consultant in the pension field. I later joined PricewaterhouseCoopers. As major accounting firms jettisoned their consulting practices, I became a financial analyst at Oracle. I am currently a market performance analyst with GoInvest.

I was a member of the Foster City Mothers' Club from 2005-2010 and was a board member from 2007-2010. I joined the Audubon Elementary School Parent Teacher Association in 2006 and have been a board member since 2009. I volunteer in my sons' classrooms at Audubon. I have been a member of the Greater San Mateo Kiwanis since 2010 and joined the board in 2011. I am also the Chair of the Kiwanis Read to Children program. Through the Read to Children program, I volunteer at LEAD Elementary as a reading tutor.

Nancy Kohn Hsieh

Board Trustee
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: (510) 932-8400
Email: nkhsieh@smfcsd.net

Ed Coady - Trustee

Ed Coady

Trustee
1170 Chess Drive
Foster City, CA 94404
Phone: (415) 320-7315
Email: ecoady@smfcsd.net

My wife Erin and I moved to San Mateo about 14 years ago because of the excellent reputation of our schools. I began volunteering on school clean-up days and eventually was asked to be on the Site council. A short time later, I was proud to be PTA President. Today, we have a son in middle school and a daughter in high school.  I still enjoy opportunities to volunteer and am excited to be able to serve our entire district.