Dr. Kathleen Cashin – Grand Council of United Emerald Societies Aide to the Grand Marshal
Dr. Kathleen Cashin is the daughter of Mary O’Connor and James Cornelius Shay, and is of Irish descent with her maternal grandparents Delia McNicholas and John O’Connor emigrating from County Cork in the early 1900’s. Her paternal grandparents Mary Conneely and Thomas Shay’s family (originally O’Shea) were originally from Galway.
Kathleen M. Cashin was elected by the New York State Legislature to the Board of Regents for two terms commencing April 2011 through April 2020, representing the 2nd Judicial District for the Borough of Brooklyn. Regent Kathleen M. Cashin has served the students of New York City with distinction for over 35 years as a teacher, principal, superintendent and regional superintendent, utilizing her expertise in school leadership to foster professional growth. Her compassion for staff and children, and ability to engage parents and the community were reflected in the greatest growth over three years in both literacy and math among numerous other disciplines.
Dr. Cashin was named “Distinguished Educator of the Year” by the New York City Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and served as a member of the Deputy Chancellor for Teaching and Learning’s senior team that was responsible for successful instructional changes across the City. Dr. Cashin also served as CEO of Knowledge Network Learning Support Organization. Regent Cashin’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science Degree in Education from Brentwood College, a Master of Science Degree in Education from Brooklyn College and a Professional Diploma and Doctorate from Fordham University. Regent Cashin was an adjunct professor at Brooklyn College and a clinical professor at Fordham University.
Dr. Cashin has been recognized for her contributions by various Irish Organizations, as an Aide to the Grand Marshal for the 2006 Park Slope Saint Patrick’s Parade, 2013 Irish Woman of the Year for The New York City Department of Education Emerald Society, and, honored as the Irish Educator of the Year in 2015 from The Irish Arts and Heritage Committee.