Birmingham Board of Education, District 5
Name: Aaisha Muhammad
Residence: East Lake
Political experience: None
Professional experience: Illinois Bell Telephone Company, 1968-1972; retired from South Central Bell (now AT&T), 1972-1998.
Civic experience: President, East Lake Neighborhood Association, 2008-2017; president, East Lake Community, 2012-2017; Birmingham Citizen Advisory Board; Birmingham Airport board of directors, 2015; Citizen Police Academy, 2010.
Education: Wenonah High School graduate, 1965; Lawson State Community College, associate’s degree in business education; Miles College, University of Alabama, Dale Carnegie, Toastmasters.
Top contributors: None reported.
Main issues: The candidate is concerned about the many superintendents the Birmingham Board of Education has had in the past decade. “It appears this system is like a woman who has a problem with every man she marries,” she said. “Her children suffer neglect because maybe her focus, her priorities are not in order. I want to help, by joining a team of like-minded people, who are dedicated, committed, who have the heart, the passion and love for this city of Birmingham and its school system; to search and find solutions for all our problems. A good board will steer the direction and attention of their administrators to focus more on the wellbeing of our children.”