- In progress, anticipated graduation date of 12/2016, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University
- 2013, Ed.S. (Educational Specialist with a Superintendent Endorsement), Northern Illinois University
- 2006, M.S.Ed. (Educational Leadership with an ESL/Bilingual Endorsement), Northern Illinois University
- 2002, B.S. (Education), Northern Illinois University
Maureen Cassidy was an ESL teacher in Sycamore School District for seven years before moving to McHenry, Illinois. She was first hired as the Bilingual Coordinator and then, a year later, as the Executive Director of Bilingual Education. Maureen is passionate about English learners and preparing all teachers to better serve these students. Ms. Cassidy is also a lifelong learner who is currently working on her Ed.D. through Northern Illinois University. Her dissertation topic is the under-representation of women in the superintendency. Maureen is the mother of two beautiful daughters, Taylor (21) and Payton (16). In her spare time, she loves to bake, garden, and travel.