I have been ridiculed, called a lunatic, slandered, and hated by people who don’t even know me. I am getting a taste of what President Trump went through. It hurts. I’ll admit I cried, I reached out to my friends and I prayed. I won’t know how it feels to have other’s do that to you for five years, like the former President. A week was long enough for me.
People say that I am not qualified to be on the Board of Education, just because I sell Avon. They don’t know my resume and they don’t know what else I do. Selling Avon is more of a hobby for me. My real career is as a writer. I had to postpone working on my second book because Covid hit and my kids were stuck at home. My role as a mother is more important than my career.
As a Catholic I take my vocation very seriously. I strive to be the best wife and mother that I can. God blessed me with five very special kids. He trusted me with their care. I have to go out of my way and make sacrifices in order to make sure their needs are met. It is vital that I spend as much time as I can at home. That is why I chose a career that allows me to work from home.
I have to be flexible with my schedule. My kids have more doctor’s appointments and therapy appointments than the average child. I have to be available to attend all of their IEP meetings. All four of my school aged children have IEPs. I have to keep track of their individual goals and check to make sure the school is following through in helping them to reach those goals. If you have a child with an IEP you should understand that. Now, multiply that by four.
This is what qualifies me to be a member of the D47 board of education. I have successfully advocated for my kids through their IEPs. When the school wasn’t helping my child I requested an IEP meeting. As a parent you have the right to request a new IEP meeting any time you want a change. The school always followed through for me. Changes were made and my child thrived.
I am ready to advocate for all children in D47. If I see that the district is doing something that isn’t helping our kids I will request a change. It is time for every child in D47 to thrive. I want to help you and your children.
The board of education should be an accurate representation of the community of Crystal Lake. We need a representative for the teachers, a representative for small business owners, and a representative for the parents. I care about our community, the families and the children that attend our schools. I will listen to all those families looking for direction, be the voice for all those in need of one and be a community leader who makes a difference.
Elect a parent community leader. Please join Friends of Cascia L. Talbert and get out and vote on April 6.