Roosevelt Elementary School District No. 66 Governing Board Member Alexis Aguirre is a staunch advocate for public schools, citing the support she received from local public schools as a crucial factor in overcoming the compounding effects of growing up in poverty and the foster care system.
She has worked as an instructional assistant, public/school librarian, teacher and instructional coach. Her goal as a governing board member is to examine, grow and create policy around inclusive leadership, restorative justice practices and culturally integrated instruction in the Roosevelt School District.
Ms. Aguirre was born in California and raised in West Phoenix. She graduated from ASU with a bachelor’s degree in history and a master’s degree in elementary education. At ASU, she was the co-chair and community service chair for M.E.Ch.A: Movimiento Estudiantil Chicanos de Aztlán. She and her husband have lived and raised a family in South Phoenix for the last 10 years.
“I look forward to working collaboratively to harness the expertise of school, family and community leaders to address needs and continue building upon the progress being made in the best interest of Roosevelt students, families and educators,” she said.