Prior to joining the Alliance for Education, Lisa Chick served as Regional Vice President for City Year Inc., overseeing City Year’s efforts in Los Angeles, Sacramento, San Jose, and Seattle. City Year works to increase graduation rates for students living in high poverty urban areas. As Regional Vice President, Lisa partnered with senior leadership to ensure excellent results for students and districts, strong financial performance, and clear strategy for scaled impact.
Lisa’s tenure at City Year began in 1997. She oversaw school partnerships and student outcomes for City Year San José/Silicon Valley before serving as Executive Director in Seattle from 2000 – 2006. She began her role as a City Year Regional Vice President in 2007.
Lisa started her career as a public school teacher, teaching Social Studies and English in middle and high schools for three years. She also served as Co-Director for Summerbridge San Francisco, supporting high potential, low income students on the pathway to college.
Lisa received a BA in International Economic Development and a Masters in Teaching from Brown University. Her awards and honors include being one of the Puget Sound Business Journal ‘s “40 Under 40″ in 2009, and the recipient of a 2011 Marshall Memorial Fellowship. She is married and the mother of two Seattle Public School students.