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Candidate bio: Alisa Horth

Alisa Horth is running for school trustee with ParentsVoice BC
Alisa Horth
Alisa Horth (ParentsVoice BC)

I grew up in Sidney on Vancouver Island and I am married with one son.

My father was a fisherman on the West coast and my mother worked at a local hospital. I am the youngest of four children and completed a Bachelor of Arts at UVIC and a Bachelor of Architecture from UBC.

Prior to university, I travelled and studied extensively in Europe and finally settled in Vancouver, where I met my husband and started my family. Rather than pursuing a career in architecture, I started a successful millinery business and have sold products across Canada, the US and Europe and have been frequently featured in numerous fashion magazines.  

Six years ago, we moved to Ladner. In this time, I have witnessed enormous changes to our schools and more recently, a very aggressive push to keep parents in the dark about every aspect of the education system.

I have attempted to engage with principals, trustees and school coordinators to discuss some of the problems that I have been seeing and there has been little cooperation in securing the answers that I have been seeking.

Upon talking to friends, neighbours and the larger community I have learned that my concerns are not unique. Knowing this I have decided that it's time to look to making a change and the best way possible is to become a school trustee. 

I believe in the health and wellbeing of all children and feel that parents should have greater input in the direction of their education. A school trustee should be transparent and neutral and put the needs of the children ahead of special interest groups and government agendas.

I hope that you will consider me on Oct. 15 along with the other candidates on the ParentsVoice BC slate.