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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

Nancy Kohn Hsieh

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

I was born and raised in San Francisco by parents who came to the United States from Europe as refugees from World War II. I attended all public schools from kindergarten through university, becoming the first in my family to attend college. 

I have been committed to public service and working as an advocate for increased opportunities for children, youth, and their families since my undergraduate days, leading me to pursue a Master's degree in Social Welfare from U.C. Berkeley. Post graduate school, I worked as a Child Welfare Social Worker for six years with children in foster care and their families. Following this, I held roles as Training Director in Philadelphia for a children and youth serving non-profit and as Mental Health Intake Coordinator in San Francisco for kids referred by county child welfare.  

Since relocating back to the Bay Area in 2010 after four years in the Philadelphia area due to my husband's employment, I have been living in unincorporated San Mateo County with my husband and our two sons who attend San Mateo-Foster City schools. I've been volunteering in my kids' schools in Art In Action and in the school gardens program, become an active parent leader with Educate Our State, and am in my fourth year as a tutor with Reading Partners in Redwood City schools.

Serving as Board Trustee is in line with my value of the importance of public service and commitment to public education as a base for expanding every student's opportunities in their lives and supporting children and their families in reaching their full potential.  

I look forward to hearing from you with comments, questions, input, and concerns so we can work together for optimal outcomes for all of our students.

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.