- Position sought: District 68 Board of Education member
- E-mail address: email@example.com
- Phone: 630-258-0533
- Address: Woodridge
- Age: 39
- Family: Larry Cash, husband, 42; Olivia Cash, daughter, 12; Patrick Cash, son, 10; Eleanor Cash, daughter, 8
- Education: I earned an associate degree in General Studies from the College of DuPage as well as completed coursework at Northern Illinois University.
- Occupation: I am a small business marketing consultant, helping local area businesses with their marketing strategies. I create websites, enewsletters, online marketing campaigns, social networking campaigns, press releases and literature for small businesses. I serve a variety of clients in many industries.
- Mother of three elementary school children (Current)
- Small business owner, Patti Cash Marketing (Current)
- Member of Woodridge United Methodist Church (Current)
- Member of Administrative Council, Woodridge United Methodist Church (Current)
- Vice-President of Board, Sipley School Student-Teacher-Parent Group (Current)
- Trustee, Woodridge United Methodist Church (2008-2010)
- President of Board of Directors, Small Miracles Preschool (2007-2010)
- Member of Board of Directors, Small Miracles Preschool (2004-2007)
- Volunteer, DuPage PADS (Current)
- Volunteer, Sipley School (Current)
What is the primary reason you are running for this office?
I am running for a position on the Woodridge Board of Education because I am
dedicated to providing the best possible public education for the students in our
community. I am strongly committed to community service and being a member of the school board will allow me to continue working and advocating for the education of all children in our community. As a mother of three children in our district, I can provide a unique perspective to the School Board.
What will be your single most important priority if you get elected?
If elected, my single most important priority is, and will continue to be, the children of our school district. An effective School Board Member works for the good of the entire community without becoming a single-issue candidate. My goal is to be responsive and receptive to parents, administrators, staff, students and the community while continuing the excellence that is a tradition in Woodridge.
What sets you apart from the other candidates?
I believe I am a great candidate for the Woodridge Board of Education because I have the ability to work collaboratively with others and a willingness to spend the necessary time to be well-informed about the issues that impact our students, staff, and parents. I work well with others and am able to “think outside the box." I have the experience, energy, and skills to participate in open, honest discussions and to advocate for children as we move our district forward into an exciting era where additional technology and new Common Core State Standards are being implemented.
How long have you lived in District 68?
Our family has lived in Woodridge since 1999 – 12 years.
What's your favorite thing about District 68?
My favorite thing about the Woodridge School District is the diversity. My efforts on
the Woodridge Board of Education would center on serving all of the children in the
community -- one child is no more important than another. We are a diverse community and we need to celebrate that diversity. Our schools are here to serve the educational needs of all children and to continue the academic, social, and emotional success that has been achieved in recent years.
What is the biggest problem in District 68?
I think the biggest challenge facing Woodridge School District 68 is meeting the needs of the increasingly diverse population of learners while continuing to support, train, and empower our teachers and staff. A key goal for school boards is to create a long-term vision, mapping a path that provides the necessary opportunities for students to reach their full potential. In the last ten years, our community has grown and become more diverse. The School Board needs to support the administrators, educators and parents of our community by providing the vision and leadership to meet all our students’ needs.