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Lisa Carroll

Lisa Carroll is the incoming President of the  Board of Trustees at The Bush School. Read below to get to know about Lisa, and how being an active volunteer and a parent of recent alumni inspired her to lead the school into its Centennial.
 
Describe Bush in three words.
Warm, engaging, vibrant
  
Why Bush? What made your family choose Bush for high school? What met your expectations and what surprised you?
The feeling of being home, having arrived on a beautiful campus where the students, faculty, and staff were kind, authentic, and took a genuine interest in you; academic excellence in a supportive environment; the inclusivity of sports, arts, and other extracurriculars.
The extent to which the current students welcomed Emma and Elise, who started in Ninth Grade, surprised me. In retrospect, it should not have as building community is at the heart of the school.

What was a highlight from your time at Bush as a parent?
A highlight from my time as a parent was meeting fellow parents through volunteer work.
 
What were the experiences Emma ’16 and Elise ’20 had at Bush that had the biggest impact?
The relationships they formed with teachers and college counselors made them feel seen and known, and have had long lasting benefits into college and beyond.

What is your favorite place on campus?
My favorite place on campus is the corner of the second floor overlooking the trees and Lake Washington in the New Upper School Building.  

What three words would you use to describe yourself?
Organized, thoughtful, direct
 
What book are you currently reading?
 Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
 
If you could have a superpower what would it be?
If I could have a superpower it would be the ability to speak the language of every person I meet.

Who was your favorite teacher and why?
My favorite teacher was Constance Holland, my high school U.S. History and Government teacher. She had a huge personality and unwavering high standards for every one of her students. She challenged you at every turn, and rewarded you for strong effort and results in her classroom.

What is something surprising that people don’t know about you?
I have a mean stadium whistle and a very diverse taste in music.
 
Seahawks or Colts?
Seahawks. But…when I was growing up in Indiana, the only major league sports teams were the Indiana Pacers (basketball) and the Indianapolis Racers (hockey). I was a big Racers fan, and my family regularly went to hockey games where we saw Wayne Gretzky and Mark Messier make their professional debuts. 
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