Cathy Flanagan, resident of Plainedge since 1992, was elected to the Plainedge Board of Education in 2005. Mrs. Flanagan served as Vice President of the School Board and has been the Board President for multiple years. Mrs. Flanagan, a staunch advocate for the children and taxpayers of Plainedge, continues to bring tax stability to the district while delivering a quality education.

Mrs. Flanagan has been recognized numerous times by the New York State School Board Association (NYSSBA), earning NYSSBA’s Leadership in Governance and Master Boardsmanship Awards, the School Board URecognition Award, the Board Excellence Award, and the Board Mastery Award.  In 2013 NYSSBA appointed Mrs. Flanagan to the National School Board’s Federal Relations Network where she represents Plainedge on the federal level and has access to members of Congress throughout the year to discuss NSBA’s and NYSSBA’s positions on key education issues.

Mrs. Flanagan’s dedication to community service in Plainedge has also earned her Nassau County’s prestigious Women of Distinction Award in 2009 and the New York State Assembly’s Woman of Distinction Award in 2016.