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San Bruno Park School DistrictCandidate for Board Member

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Bryan Vander Lugt

Scientist / Parent
8,043 votes (31.86%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • We need a plan with clear priorities and strategies, developed with community input, to transform San Bruno schools by 2025.
  • We need to invest in our most important asset, our staff.
  • We need to rebuild a culture of respect and shared purpose to engage, inspire, and prepare every child for a rapidly evolving world.



Profession:Research scientist and project manager
Research scientist, Amgen (2015–current)
Post-doctoral Fellow, Genentech (2010–2015)
Ph.D. student, Harvard University (2004–2010)
Naval Officer, US Navy (2000–2004)


Harvard University Ph.D., Immunology (2010)
University of Michigan B.S. with High Honors, Biochemistry (2000)

Community Activities

Director, Rotary Club of San Bruno (2020–current)
Community representative, San Bruno Park School District Local Control and Accountability Plan (LCAP) Committee (2018–current)
Soccer Coach, AYSO (2015–2020)
Vice President, San Bruno Education Foundation (2017–2020)
Baseball Coach, San Bruno baseball (2015–2018)


I am a veteran naval officer and a scientist by profession.  More importantly I am a father of two children who attend Parkside Intermediate.  In the military I learned that strong leadership is key to build a winning culture.  I hope to bring those lessons to our school board.  While teaching during my Ph.D. studies at Harvard, I experienced firsthand that support is essential for an educator to be effective.  I strongly believe that we need to prioritize investments in our staff and in modernized classrooms.  I have advocated for our schools over the last three years, serving on the Board of the San Bruno Education Foundation.  Over those years I became well informed on the various challenges facing our district but also on our many strengths we can leverage to build great schools.  With your vote, I will commit to collaborative leadership to ensure our kids and our community have the schools they deserve.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • San Mateo Daily Journal
  • San Mateo County Democratic Party
  • Dave Pine, San Mateo County Supervisor

Elected Officials (3)

  • Marty Medina, Councilmember, San Bruno
  • Michael Salazar, Vice Mayor, San Bruno
  • Laura Davis, Councilmember, San Bruno

Individuals (2)

  • Jim Ruane, Former San Bruno Mayor
  • Larry Franzella, Former San Bruno Mayor

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