Example is the school of Mankind, and he will learn at no other.
— Edmund Burke

Cathy Piehl

Moving back to the Chicago area in 1998 after living in the Volunteer State of Tennessee for 8 years, Cathy brought her same volunteer commitment to Naperville, where she and her husband Mike have raised their three sons Kevin, Dennis and James. Coming from a blue collar family of 12, where her Father worked as a carpenter for Chicago Public Schools, and her Mother for Ma Bell, she has a first-hand understanding of what the American Dream can mean for families and their children. Providing the best education and a close supportive family are the staples she has prioritized.

Educational Background

Masters of Social Work - Emphasis in Commuity Organization and Public Policy - Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois, Chicago

Licensure for School Social Work - Aurora University, Aurora, Illinois

Bachelor of Arts in Psychology - Eastern Illinois University, Charleston, Illinois


School Social Worker - Rollins Elementary School, East Aurora School District 131 

School Social Worker, Hanover Park, IL, Schaumburg School District 54

School Social Worker, Leyden Cooperative, Franklin Park, IL 

Family Support Specialist - Project HELP in Naperville

Client Advocate - Community Career Center, Naperville, IL


School Board Member IPSD 204

Member of the Community Alliance for Prevention, Naperville, IL

Leadership Team for Parent Diversity Advisory Council, 204

Volunteer at May Watts, Hill Middle School and WVHS

Volunteer Teacher for Religious Education, St. Thomas the Apostle, Naperville, IL

President and Co-Founder of Cambridge Woods Homeowners Association, Knoxville, TN