Mischa Oak, candidate for Vancouver School Board
Bio: Mischa Oak has been a Teacher-On-Call for the Vancouver School Board since 2008 and has taught in almost every school in Vancouver during that time. He has experienced first-hand the challenges our schools face.
Oak has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University and worked successfully in marketing before becoming a teacher. His experience in the private sector taught him a respect for balanced budgets and the necessity for financial diligence and creativity to adequately fund our schools.
Oak is a long time hard working community activist, working for a progressive and diverse community: he served on the Board of Directors for the Vancouver Pride Society and as Volunteer Coordinator for the 2012 Pride Season. Oak most recently served as President of the Vancouver Centre NDP.
Oak was born and raised in Vancouver and lives with his partner in Mount Pleasant. He is a published photographer and in his spare time loves running and cycling around Vancouver.
Why is Mischa running for School Board with the Green Party of Vancouver? -“I’ve been a Vancouver teacher since 2008 and have experienced first-hand the challenges our schools face. As your school trustee I will work to get the Vancouver School Board to stand up to the BC Government and demand fair funding for public education. Right now there are still too many kids and families who face discrimination and fear at school, so I have a plan to move our schools to be more LGBTQ + Diversity Proud. Vancouver wants another progressive voice, a Green voice, at the table – I will collaborate and listen to make our schools better.”
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