Asma Akhras deserves support in D86 school board race

Asma Akhras is a welcome breath of fresh air as a candidate for our District 86 high school board. She is uniquely qualified to foster a partnership between home and school as the mother of a current district student, an experienced education professional and a long-time community volunteer.

Her professional credentials are particularly impressive, with her success in collaborating among stakeholders to implement rigorous curricula in different school systems across the country. As a taxpayer, I also appreciate Asma’s pledge to maintain financial transparency and use our tax money efficiently. I am voting for Asma Akhras for District 86 school board on April 4 because I believe she will best contribute to a thriving public school system which directly benefits our community’s families as well as our property values. — Ellen Vestergaard, Hinsdale