City: Spokane, Washington
Education: Graduated Jetson High School in Texas in 1992. Graduated from the University of Phoenix in 2006 with a bachelor’s degree in business management. Graduated from Grand Canyon University in 2013 with a master’s degree in industrial organizational psychology.
Work experience: Worked as a recruiter at the University of Phoenix for two years. Freelanced as a mortgage broker for eight years. Worked at Grand Canyon University as a recruiter for four years and in quality assurance for four years. Works as a supervisor at 988 crisis line at Frontier Behavioral Health for the past 7½ years.
Political experience: Parent Teacher Organization president at Seth Woodard Elementary School since January. Elected vice president of a homeowners association in Phoenix, served two years and elected president for two years. Elected president of another homeowners association for three years.
Family: Married to Stephanie DuBois and has six kids.
With ever-so-slight distinctions between their positions, a crisis line supervisor and a teacher, both district parents, are vying for the sole open seat on West Valley’s school board.
Spokane School Board President Mike Wiser easily advanced to the November election in Tuesday’s primary and will face Realtor Ericka Lalka.
With no incumbent, three newcomers face off in the West Valley School Board primary: educator Amy Anselmo, mental health advocate S. John Dubois and home-schooler Tricia Phillips. Each offers varying positions topics of supporting students’ mental health struggles, the district’s role in sex education and addressing school shootings.