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Brisbane Elementary School DistrictCandidate for Board MemberFull Term

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Jacque McLaughlin

1,600 votes (23.61%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Distance Learning, COVID response, getting our students safely returned to school
  • Budget goals: spending the bond for facility improvements responsibly & working towards the elimination of the second parcel tax
  • Working with our Kindergarten teachers to explore certified pre-school on our campuses



My name is Jacque McLaughlin. I am married to Roel Funke, and we have two children, Aidan and Ida Funke. Growing up the youngest of 6 children I was raised in a home where good citizenship and the pursuit of education were of the greatest importance. We work to instill these same values in our children, cultivating curiosity, recognizing and celebrating our children as individuals, while chaperoning them on the path of being life-long learners. 

From my start as a coop preschool parent to being continually involved with our district during our children’s years at BES and Lipman, I have brought dedication, energy and creativity to every task I have taken on. Through my involvement, I know the challenges faced by our public schools. I have always cherished the small size of our district for our youngest learners. A long-term vision for our district is important, however it should not distract from our current needs and the goal of continuously updating and improving the schools we have. Small districts need to work together, share resources and assist one another as we each work towards our district’s unique vision. As a board member I provide collective financial oversight; when solicited, support our education professionals; champion our educators; and advocate for our students and families currently enrolled in our schools. The children and families of BES, Panorama and Lipman deserve the very best community and education we can provide. Along with academic achievement, social justice, self care and mindfulness are critically important to a child’s education. These skills are especially vital today as our students navigate current events, and adapt to the isolation brought on by COVID19. We need to keep our community focused, engaged, healthy and safe. 

  • I hold a master’s degree in fine arts. 
  • For 13 years I worked as a Creative Director for a medical communications agency in San Francisco. In 2018 I resigned to start my own business. 
  • Outside of enjoying time with my animals, family and friends, I most enjoy being in water, or absorbed listening to live music. 


Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I have had the honor of serving my first term as a trustee of the Brisbane School District and I am seeking re-election.  I know first-hand the value of a small district. I will continue to support our cooperation with the Bayshore and Jefferson school districts to ensure that the most equitable educational opportunities will be available to all students on the north end of the peninsula while maintaining our local control. I understand that investing in our teachers and staff is essential for student success and will continue to be their champion. Continually guided by our district’s mission of growing critical thinkers, who are engaged in real world learning experiences in a safe and enriching environment, I will continue to work with our teachers and administrators to navigate the uncharted waters surrounding the impact of COVID19, realizing we get one chance to do this properly. I have advocated for and participated in our schools for 18 years. I take pride in seeing how our district improves yearly and feel privileged to be part of its evolution. I respectfully ask for your vote. 


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