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Kathleen M. Cashin

2nd Judicial District
Regents Office, State Education Building, 89 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12234
Phone (518) 474-5889


Kathleen M. Cashin was elected by a joint session of the Legislature to the Board of Regents to a four-year term effective April 1, 2011, representing the 2nd Judicial District representing the borough of Brooklyn. She was again elected to a five-year term effective April 1, 2015.

Regent Cashin has served the students of New York City with distinction for over 35 years as a teacher, superintendent and regional superintendent. Regent Cashin was a teacher at Holy Innocents School and P.S. 299, and served as principal at P.S. 193 (The Gil Hodges School) where her expertise in school leadership and her compassion for staff and children enabled her to successfully lead for 16 years. Regent Cashin was superintendent of Community School District 23 in Oceanhill Brownsville where her ability to lead supervisors, foster professional growth, and engage parents and the community were reflected in the educational resurgence of the District 23 community. As was the case on Oceanhill Brownsville, as Regional Superintendent of Region 5, Dr. Cashin’s work resulted in the greatest growth over three years in both literacy and math.

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, which was responsible for successful instructional changes across the City. In addition, Dr. Cashin 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 dedicated herself to educating children and ensuring that every child receives an equal opportunity to develop into a contributing member of society. Regent Cashin extends her commitment to students and learning at all levels through her service on the Board of Regents.