Building a sense of community is what I do, in all of the different communities I have lived in. I'm proud to live in Northville with my family. We love the recreation, the seasons, and most importantly, the community.
School and activities are some of the ways we engage in our communities. Proud of each of my three kids and their many different ways of learning, building friends, and building their path to a successful future.
A proud mom to two daughters with high goals and aspirations, I am proud to encourage them daily to face their challenges and dig deep in difficult times and celebrate success when they find it.
I am Lisa McIntyre and I am proud to run for School Board for Northville Public Schools. The School Board is the face of our education system, which is a Beacon of our community, and I welcome the opportunity to bring my leadership as informed by my education and experience as a Mental Health Professional for over 30 years focusing on children and families. I am an expert in focusing on deep dives into difficult situations, listening to understand, developing creative solutions for complex problems, and collaborating across large systems to effect high level outcomes. My ability to develop relationships with different stakeholders across communities has proven to help people find safe spaces to tackle serious challenges and expand their engagement with the world around them.
As a School Board Trustee, I envision helping our community find ways to safely engage in a variety of difficult situations, including this pandemic, to shape our school system for our new future. With the resources we have in our community, we have the ability to think more expansively to come together to support each other in ways that at the present moment seem like just a dream. Truly, we have a once in a lifetime opportunity to create the kind of community that supports our children’s goals and dreams, expanding for adults to reach their own aspirations, and care for each other with compassion during unprecedented times.
As a School Board elected official, I will engage in ongoing curriculum advancements to meet students' needs, as we hold Northville Public Schools to the most competitive academic standards in our state and county. I will also will focus on these priorities:
Engagement in Action looks like many voices being heard and moving through empowered spaces to demonstrate the values we all hold in esteem. Under my leadership, our community in Northville Public Schools will demonstrate the highest valuation for our educators and mental health workers for the depth in which they teach our children and empower them with creative use of resources this community can mobilize for addressing complex problems in these unprecedented times. Our school district is an example for many others in our surrounding community and state for the standard of academic achievement and sense of community. Expanding to address the goals of community engagement, ever evolving safety in regards to physical and mental health, and unity and inclusion will be my focus as a Northville School Board official. Northville exudes charm and inclusion when prospective new families visit our area. Professional families choose this community because of the highest level of academic excellence and rigor that is well known throughout the state and the country. I am excited to collaborate with the leaders of our community to expand that experience as we move through these challenging times.
A Mental Health Professional for over 30 years, I understand the connection between physical health and mental health, and how those are critical to supporting students and communities in pursuit of their highest academic and life goals. I mobilize groups of people who are new to working with each other to complete difficult tasks under pressure, while maintaining both the experience of calm and enthusiasm. People look to me to create safe spaces to explore difficult topics and work toward effective solutions, while expanding our understanding of each other and how we support our families needs and goals. One of my greatest strengths is welcoming people into new communities and helping them mobilize the resources they need to move forward in success. Having lived in Germany, Kalamazoo, Chicago, Phoenix and now Northville, moving into new communities and finding ways to connect and make impact in the ways I can, is something I have successfully navigated time and time again. Engaging and inspiring youth and the adults supporting them to foster their greatest success is something I have accomplished in many different settings. I am excited and proud to join a team of compassionate, engaged community members through the Northville Public School Board, as we lead our educational programs through this pandemic into our new reality of engagement as a larger community.
Education & Brief Summary of Experience
Yes! Lisa, You're smart, empathetic, curious, embrace responsibilities and challenges, and have a tremendous heart and desire to do good in the world. You have my vote.
A former PTA Board colleague and friend
Zoom calls backyard hellos, waving from the driveway. Me and my team will be sure to maintain our safe spaces to protect you and your family while we learn about ways that envision our next part of our journey in our community.
Vote Lisa McIntyre for Northville School Board
on November 3, 2020!