Board of Education

  • Charles Cush

    Charles Cush

    Current Committee Assignments: Diversity, Finance

    Adopt-A-School Assignments:  Ann Reid ECC, Naperville North HS, The Bridge
    First Appointed: 2016
    Current term expires: 2025
    Number of terms served and when: Third term
    Relevant degrees/life experience/volunteer activities: Bachelor of Arts, Economics, University of Maryland; Masters of Business Administration, University of Michigan.  20+ years’ experience in the Healthcare industry as a marketing and sales executive for Baxter Healthcare and Johnson and Johnson, Inc.  Former Member, Board of Directors, Baxter International Foundation; Volunteer Teacher, Junior Achievement USA; Volunteer, Feed My Starving Children; Volunteer, United Way’s Real Men Read program; Volunteer, parent-to-parent program at Jefferson Junior High School; Participated in parent focus group to provide input on search for Principal at Washington Junior High.  Authored and self-published a children’s book entitled, From Acorns to Oak Trees, which aims to instill in children the belief that they can achieve anything they desire in life.  
    Parent of District 203 students: Parent of two Naperville 203 graduates.
    Educational philosophy:  I believe that education is the key to success in life.  As a community, it is our responsibility to provide each student with a “set of keys” to unlock their potential and give them access to whatever opportunities they choose to pursue.   Delivering on this responsibility requires everyone to be involved and invested in our schools; because the better we equip our kids with both the knowledge and the social-emotional skills to succeed in an increasingly complex world, the brighter the future we build for our community and for society as a whole.