Alicia Vink

Phoenix Union #1 Elementary School Board

Alicia Vink is a mother of a first-grader attending Emerson School in the Phoenix Elementary #1 District. Born and raised in Arizona to working-class parents, Alicia attended public schools. She benefited greatly from having a diverse group of teachers and peers. Alicia has served as President of the Parent Teacher Organization, a member of the site council, and an active supporter of PECTA. As a researcher and Ph.D. in Education, she believes that parent involvement in our public schools is critical and that public schools are the key to student success. Alicia found her love for education in the classroom as a high school student. She taught kindergarten after finishing her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education and M.Ed. in Curriculum and Instruction. Her passion keenly brings her awareness of the obstacles many Arizona teachers face. Her desire to serve the community has led her to volunteer internationally, foster nine children as a licensed provider, serve as elected chair for the local moms’ organization and my neighborhood children’s committee, and develop an in-home play-based preschool. Alicia currently runs for the governing board to ensure listening parents’ voices and schools are equitable for ALL students, teachers, and families.