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2018 Welcome Back Message & BSD Lip Dub

Dear Burlingame School District Community,

The 2018-2019 school year has arrived and "The Future is Bright." Welcome Back Everyone! We have been busy this summer preparing for our students. Our teachers do the "noble work" of educating our children and we cannot thank them enough for their hard work preparing this summer to ensure a bright future for all their students. The following Professional Learning opportunities were
offered by BSD to educators this summer:

Innovation Institute - 3 days of Professional Learning sponsored by BCE & BSD. 1) Cultivating Creativity, 2) Engaging the World through Science: Observation, Inquiry & Investigation, and 3) Integrating the Visual and Performing Arts into Learning.
Right Question Institute - "Best Practices in the Formulation of Question Techniques. The skill of question asking is far too rarely deliberately taught in school. RQI has worked with and learned from educators to develop a teaching strategy that provides a simple, yet powerful way to get students asking their own questions and building off their peers' questions.
SWUN Math Professional Learning - 2 days of Professional Learning led by SWUN Math coaches side-by-side with all new elementary and middle school math teachers to build their understanding and use of mathematical practices so that students are prepared to excel in math.
Monday, August 20, 2018 District-wide Professional Learning Day - All staff will participate in a day of learning that includes Balanced Literacy Instruction for elementary educators, and Multicultural, Social Emotional, and Restorative Justice educational practices for middle school staff.
Ensuring a bright future for all of our children is the responsibility of the school community which includes our families. We have many involved and engaged parents and we welcome more! Make 2018-2019 the school year you become involved with your child's school. With your help we have the opportunity to overcome any challenges or issues our children may face so that they have the bright future they deserve!

Check out our BSD Lip Dub!

Dr. Maggie MacIsaac
BSD Superintendent

BCE Spirit Run:
Run, walk, and raise money to support our kids this Labor Day. The seventh annual
Burlingame Spirit Run, benefiting the Burlingame Community Education (BCE)
Foundation, begins at 8:00 a.m. on Monday, Sept. 3rd. Runners and walkers can do a
5K or 10K race around Burlingame, starting at BIS and finishing at Franklin
Elementary. A health expo after the run features a pancake breakfast and activities
and booths from our sponsors, vendors, and local community groups. Register online
at, or on race day at the school. Hurry, early registration
ends 8/26! More info.

Superintendent's Biography

Dr. Maggie MacIsaac has a varied and extensive background in public education. She has both site and district level experience in several districts that range from rural to urban, small to medium size, and all with high performing, second language learner and diverse populations. She has extensive experience in organizational leadership and has moved many difficult initiatives forward by engaging constituents in a process that supports communication, problem-solving, and consensus.

Dr. MacIsaac has served as a teacher and principal on the elementary and secondary levels. For the past seven years, she has served as the Superintendent of Burlingame School District, a high performing district with approximately 3,500 students in grades Preschool-8. Prior to serving in Burlingame, Dr. MacIsaac served as the Assistant Superintendent of Educational Services in the Castro Valley Unified School District and the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the K-12 Dublin Unified School District. Before she served in Dublin, she was the Director of Curriculum and Instruction in the Lafayette School District. Like Burlingame, the Lafayette School District is a high performing small K-8 district with strong community and parent participation.

In addition, Dr. MacIsaac has been an adjunct professor in the Teacher Education Department for Alliant University in San Francisco. Dr. MacIsaac earned her Bachelor’s from California State University, Northridge, and Master’s from California State University, Hayward and her Doctorate from the University of La Verne. Her dissertation focused on principal leadership and the implementation of after-school programs that support student achievement and success. Dr. MacIsaac has presented at a number of conferences including the Association of California School Administrators, The National Social Studies Conference, National Educators Association, New Teacher Center and the LEAD Program for Administrators.

Dr. MacIsaac and her husband Patrick have three grown children. Both of their sons graduated from Cal Poly in San Luis Obispo and their daughter graduated from UC San Diego. Their oldest son works in the medical profession and their youngest son is a Fire Captain in the Bay Area. Their daughter is an educator. Dr. MacIsaac enjoys hiking, biking, and running. She especially enjoys spending time in the outdoors with family and friends.

Superintendent Maggie MacIsaac

Office of the Superintendent

Dr. Maggie MacIsaac, Ed. D




Kirsten Diktakis

Executive Assistant to the Superintendent