Annette Lee

Biography

Lee FamilyHello South Lake County! My family has lived in the Middletown area since 1984 and my children are fourth generation Lake County residents. My sister, Heather, and I attended Minnie Cannon Elementary and Middletown Middle (Jr. High) School, and we graduated from Middletown High School. I care deeply about our staff and faculty and the success of the students who attend our alma mater. My parents were both MUSD teachers and my father was a MUSD administrator and board member.  Now, both of my children attend MUSD schools.  For all of these reasons, I am profoundly committed to South County public education and the success of Middletown Unified School District students, staff, and faculty. I feel the time is right for me to step up and help support our students, staff, faculty, administrators, and community by serving as a governing board member. 

Since my husband Shane and I moved back to Hidden Valley Lake in 2006, I have been an active community member, volunteer, and businessperson. I have served as a Middletown Area Merchants Association board member and past president. For seven years I owned and operated Konocti Dance Academy, offering dance classes in Hidden Valley Lake from 2013-2015. I served as the acting chairperson of the Workforce Alliance of the North Bay Lake County Sub Committee from 2018-2020, I was the volunteer choreographer of Lower Lake High School’s show choir from 2007-2014, and I am a member of the Board of Directors of Hope Rising – a Lake County Health Initiative.

As a life-long learner and educator, MUSD’s connection to higher education and teacher development has always been very important to me. I participated in the Middletown Middle School Community Leadership Panel Discussion What makes the South County great, and how can we make it better? in 2019, and I conducted a presentation/discussion entitled Effective Online Teaching Strategies with Middletown Middle School staff and faculty during the October 2020 MUSD professional development in-service day.

I am a fierce advocate for public education in rural areas. I was instrumental in establishing the current dual enrollment partnership between Middletown High School and Woodland Community College.  As the Dean of Woodland Community College, Lake County Campus I wrote a grant and partnered with Konocti Unified School District to launch the state’s first Middle College High School at a community college center.

I have spent the majority of my professional career in public education and have accumulated a great deal of professional development and experience in the areas of business management, administration, and classroom instruction. I have a doctorate in educational administration, a clear K-12 teaching credential, and am certified by UC Riverside as a K-12 Chief Business Official (CBO). I have taught at both the high school and college level here in South Lake County and am currently a tenured faculty member serving as the Interim Dean at our local college campus.

Thank you for reading! 💜💛 If elected, I promise to work hard for MUSD students, staff, parents, and our South County community. Please vote for Ochs and Lee for MUSD! 👍😊