Superintendent Selection

Millbrae, CA. – November 27, 2023 – The Millbrae Elementary School District Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that it has selected Lisa Hickey as its superintendent.  

Ms. Hickey’s appointment follows an extensive search with input from administrators and staff, parents, and district stakeholders. Ms. Hickey was selected as the finalist from an impressive pool of highly qualified candidates. 

Millbrae School District Board of Trustees is expected to approve the  employment contract with Ms. Hickey at its regularly scheduled Board Meeting on December 14, 2023. Acting Board President Lynne Ferrario stated “We are thrilled to welcome Ms. Lisa Hickey to our Millbrae Elementary School District family. Throughout the selection process, Lisa demonstrated a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead for our district. We are confident she will lead our district with compassion and effectiveness to ensure that all our students have the support and enrichment they need to flourish personally and academically.”

Lisa Hickey brings a 25-year tenure in the field of education, underscoring her extensive expertise and commitment to educational leadership. Since 2012, she has been an integral part of the Palo Alto Unified School District’s leadership team, serving in capacities including Director of Human Resources, Middle School Principal, and Elementary Principal. Prior to Palo Alto, Ms. Hickey  had a 14-year tenure in the Cupertino Union School District, assuming roles ranging from Elementary Principal, Middle School Assistant Principal, and 6th-grade teacher.

Ms. Hickey holds a Master's degree in Educational Administration and another Master's Degree in Interdisciplinary Education, both conferred by Santa Clara University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Education from the University of California, Los Angeles.

A native of Burlingame, CA, Ms. Hickey currently resides in San Mateo, CA, alongside her husband, John, who is a middle school social studies teacher. Remaining a lifelong resident of the peninsula, she is a proud mother to two sons. Jack is a Sophomore in college and Sean is a Senior in high school. Ms. Hickey stated, "I am honored to be joining the Millbrae School District and look forward to building meaningful connections with staff, students, parents, and the community. Together, let's work collaboratively to foster academic and social growth, ensuring every student thrives."