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Board of Trustees

Board Positions for 2022

President: Florence Wong (Term expires Dec. 2022)

Vice President: Kate Reed (Term expires Dec. 2022)

Clerk: Deepak Sarpangal (Term expires Dec. 2024)

Trustee: : Lisa Mudd (Term expires Dec. 2024)

Trustee: Elizabeth Kendall (Term expires Dec. 2024)

Elizabeth Kendall

Elizabeth Kendall


Elizabeth Kendall joined the Board of Trustees in 2017. She and her husband have three children in Burlingame School District. Over the past three years, Elizabeth has served on the Safety Committee, City/District Liaison Committee, Owner's Committee, Financial Advisory Body, and PTA Council. As a parent, she has volunteered for the District Science Committee, BCE, PTA, and is a six-time room parent. 

Elizabeth works as a research scientist studying the upper atmosphere, where Earth is tightly coupled to solar activity. She received her BS in Electrical Engineering and Applied Physics from Case Western Reserve University and both her MS and Ph.D. in Electrical Engineering from Stanford University. Elizabeth has enjoyed exploring diverse geophysical topics such as lightning, aurora, and airglow. She is excited to work with the district to provide Burlingame students with a high-quality STEAM education.

Elizabeth is committed to community engagement, school safety, and a rigorous curriculum that meets the needs of each child. Her priority on the school board is to ensure each student is provided an equitable path through our school system, leading to successful preparation for high school and beyond. In her downtime, Elizabeth enjoys board games with her family, weekends at the beach, spending time with friends, and being a bookworm.


lisa mudd

Lisa Mudd 

Lisa Mudd joined the Burlingame School District Governing Board of Trustees in December of 2020.  She and her husband have two children and Lisa has been a deeply engaged member of the Burlingame community since moving here in 2016.  Lisa has served on the BCE Board of Directors as both the Lincoln Site Director and the VP of Site Directors.  She is an active member of the PTA, a strong supporter and volunteer for BCE, and also serves as a School Site Council Representative and Room Parent at Lincoln Elementary. 

Lisa is a 2020 graduate of the San Mateo Leadership Program, she served as a Measure M representative and has also spent many volunteer hours with Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense. She is currently working towards completion of the Masters In Governance Program through the California School Boards Association. 

Lisa was an Elementary Educator for over ten years in both Chicago Public Schools and with the Mill Valley School District.  Her time as an educator left her with a deep appreciation for equity, and well-rounded, progressive education.  Having spent time on many sides of the table — teacher, parent, fundraiser, organizer — Lisa appreciates the need to consider all stakeholders. 

Outside of BSD, Lisa works in interior design and enjoys spending time with her family and friends, being outdoors, and traveling.

Kate Reed

Kate Reed

Kate joined the BSD board in 2019.  She and her husband have 3 children currently enrolled in the Burlingame School District.

Kate grew up in Northwest Indiana, where her dad was a fire-chief and her mom was a public school teacher for 35 years.  She taught special education at various levels for 20 years then transitioned to 4th grade and took on the role as president of the Indiana State Teachers Association. 

After graduating from Indiana University with degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, and Sociology, Kate relocated to the Bay Area and worked for Gap Inc. where she held various positions in International Sourcing, Production, and Supply Chain at Old Navy for almost 20 years.

Since "retiring" from Gap Inc., Kate has held various roles within the Roosevelt PTA, including secretary, historian, numerous site committees and also as the Chili Cook-Off Chair for 3 years.  Additionally, she has been an active member of the Burlingame Community for Education (BCE) Foundation- First as the Annual Gala Event Chair for 2 years then 2 years on the BCE Board as the VP of Events. 

Outside of BSD, Kate is a dedicated Hockey Mom with both boys playing for the Jr. Sharks (and eventually her daughter, too).  She loves spending time with family, friends, cooking, and volunteering with local nonprofits to help plan their fundraising events.

Deepak sarpangal

Deepak Sarpangal

Deepak Sarpangal joined the Board of Trustees in 2020. He and his wife have two children, one currently in Burlingame School District and the other expected to join in 2021. Deepak is also a member of the Fiscal Advisory Body, PTA Audit Committee, as well as a contributor to Franklin Dads Club and Burlingame Community Education Foundation (BCE).

Deepak is the Managing Partner of Repertoire Partners and Managing Member of Sarpa Holdings, a private investment firm focused on fundamental value(s). Prior to founding Repertoire and Sarpa, he was a Partner and founding member of the investment team at Marcato Capital Management, which during his tenure grew substantially and received numerous accolades. Previously, he worked at leading multi-strategy firms, including as a Principal at Capricorn Investment Group and investment professional with Farallon Capital Management. Earlier, Deepak was with Goldman Sachs’ Principal Investment Area in New York and London, where he evaluated and executed private equity and mezzanine investments and served as a portfolio company Board Observer. He originally joined Goldman Sachs as an analyst in the High Technology Investment Banking Group and has also worked with Temasek Holdings in Singapore.

Deepak earned a BA in Molecular and Cell Biology from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was a Regents’ Scholar, MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, and MA in Education from the Stanford Graduate School of Education.

Deepak seeks to improve education for all students and to serve in the best interests of the local community. His priority on the school board is to drive equity and excellence.

In his downtime, Deepak enjoys teaching, sports, music, card games, and other activities with friends and family (especially dancing and laughing with his girls).

Florence Wong

florence wong

Florence is currently serving her 2nd term on Burlingame Elementary School District’s Board of Trustees. During her first term, she helped craft the district’s Mental Health Policy (BP/AR 5031), which is the first for any school district in California. She hopes for more opportunities to create meaningful policies that will positively impact students’ lives during her 2nd term.

Florence is a licensed clinical psychologist and has lived in Burlingame since 2003. She has a 10th-grade daughter at BHS and a daughter in the Adult Transition program at BHS. Due to her older daughter’s disabilities, Florence has been a strong supporter of organizations that serve the disability community. She was Chair of BSD’s Special Education District Advisory Committee (SEDAC) for almost 4 years. Currently, she is the Vice President of San Mateo County's Commission on Disabilities and a member of the State Council on Developmental Disabilities' Bay Area Regional Advisory Committee. 

Florence and her husband have proudly supported Burlingame Community for Education Foundation (BCE) for many years. She served in two roles on BCE’s Board, first as a Roosevelt Site Representative and then as VP of Scholars Circle. For fun, Florence enjoys spending time with family and friends, playing piano in a pop cover band, and volunteering for American Red Cross's casework and disaster mental health teams.

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