About Alida Fisher
My name is Alida Fisher, and I am running for SF Board of Education.
Most people call me Lee. I'm the mother of four children, ranging in ages from ten to eighteen. My husband Scott and I have been San Francisco residents since 2000. In the thirteen years our children have attended public school, I have been an active parent and volunteer at seven SFUSD schools. I am a member of the African American Parent Advisory Committee and the current Chair of the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education. I am a member of SFUSD's LCAP Task Force. I am a Parent Mentor with Support for Families of Children with Disabilities, a volunteer advocate with the Community Alliance for Special Education, and and an active member of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Oakland.
First as a board member, then as Chair, of the Community Advisory Committee for Special Education, I've had the opportunity to participate in many district-level committees. I've had the honor of working alongside fellow parent leaders from various advisory committees to raise important issues to our district leaders and the commissioners of SFUSD's Board of Education. I attend Board of Education meetings and provide public comment. I participate in multiple district committees, stakeholder engagement teams, and working groups. I work with families to ensure that our voices are being heard - and our feedback being included - when decisions are made about our children's education.
I'm ready to make the move to the other side of the table: I want to do more than comment at board meetings. I want to help craft policies surrounding inclusive practices and social emotional learning supports. I want to ensure that we consider our most vulnerable students and families in every decision, resolution, and guideline.