About Cathy Wilson
An educator, marketer, and technology executive
Cathy has built a successful career in education, marketing, and technology. After two years with the musical group, Up With People, Cathy taught Spanish and French at a high school in the suburbs of Atlanta. As a teacher, she was named Spanish Teacher of the Year and an Outstanding Educator by the White House Commission on Presidential Scholars. She coached basketball, volleyball, and tennis. She left the classroom to work as a National Foreign Language Consultant for ScottForesman and then moved to Glenview in 1994 to develop and market world languages, social studies, and language arts products. The Spanish program she helped develop, REALIDADES, was named Product of the Year. Most recently, she worked as the VP of Marketing for a technology startup that built a global social network for language learning and shares a patent for developing how to create English lessons from text using machine-based learning.
In the past few years, she has become active in local politics as one of the leaders of Indivisible Glenview and as a political volunteer. She has also organized rallies in downtown Glenview supporting national causes including the recent Women's March Glenview. She is a member of the League of Women Voters of Glenview/Glencoe.
All about sports
Cathy has been an avid athlete her entire life, playing a variety of sports, including four years on her college varsity basketball team. She plays tennis at the Glenview Tennis Club, tees it up on the Park District golf courses, and works out at the Glenview Park Center. She also plays basketball locally and nationally and has won two medals on teams at the National Senior Games. In addition, she's an IHSA Certified Basketball Official and officiates games in the area, including at the Glenview Park Center and for the Special Olympics.
BA (The College of William and Mary): Language and Education; MA (Georgia State University): Educational Administration and Supervision
Cathy has lived in the Park Manor neighborhood in Glenview for 27 years.