Kathy Shields was elected to the School Committee from Ward 7 in 2017. Kathy and her husband David have three daughters, two at Ward Elementary and another who will start there soon. Kathy has been involved in the Ward PTO for the last five years, and served on its School Council. Professionally, Kathy has been a lawyer for over 20 years, in both the public and private sectors. Her current practice focuses on investigating and prosecuting violations of the federal securities laws. She holds a BA from Cornell University and a JD from the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.