A message from Lindsay

I am excited to announce my intention to run for re-election to the Derry Township School Board for a full four-year term. Since being elected in November 2017 as a Derry Township School Director for a two-year term, it has been one of the greatest honors of my life to serve our community in this way. I ran for this seat originally with the hope of bringing a new voice and a fresh perspective to the governing body of our district. I feel I have accomplished this with transparency, passion for the role, and above all, integrity. It would be a privilege to be elected by Derry Township voters once again and have the opportunity to serve for a full term.

 

In December 2018, I became Vice President after being voted unanimously by the Board. I have served as Chair of the Communications & Community Engagement Standing Committee, Co-Chair of the HR Committee, and am also on the Finance and Athletics & Activities Committees. I’ve also represented the District as Co-Legislative Liaison to PSBA as well as a delegate on the board of the Trojan Foundation.

 

I’ve worked hard to learn the role of a School Board Director, to forge relationships with our administration, to understand our policies and budget, to be accessible to the residents of our district whom I serve on behalf of, and most importantly, to always make decisions that are in the best interest of all students, educators, and taxpayers above my own. Our current board works incredibly well with one another and I’m proud of the dynamic we share that is rooted in respect, even when we disagree.

 

In the weeks leading up to the May 21st primary, I will be sharing more about the accomplishments of our District and the Board and talking with voters to earn your support once again. Between now and March 12th, I would be honored if you would consider signing one of my nomination petitions, which allows me a place on the ballot in May.

Experience

Personal:
  • With the exception of a few years in my 20’s, I have been a resident of Derry Township for over 20 years. I live with my 8.5-year-old son, our golden retriever Archie, and our goldendoodle Ollie.
  • After moving from Maine, I attended grades 8-12 and graduated from Hershey along with my twin sister and young sister. My mom is also still a resident of the district.
  • My son is a 3rd grader at Hershey Primary Elementary School, and is a third generation DTSD student.
  • In addition to watching our town grow, one of my favorite things about living where I grew up is the opportunity to continually reconnect with people and see their children grow up with mine; in a place where we feel safe.
Professional & Community Experience
  • I am self-employed and the owner of iChase Solutions, a marketing company providing services to small businesses. We also proudly offer discounted marketing, web design, and consulting services to area non-profits.
  • School involvement: Classroom parent; Hershey ECC and Hershey Primary Elementary and Parent Advisory Board; Hilltop Christian Nursery School
  • I am the President of The Jessica Drew Sunshine Memorial Fund, Inc., which is a 501c3 non-profit founded in honor and memory of my late sister, Jessica, who passed away in a vehicle accident in 2008 at the age of 21. She was a Hershey graduate as well, and through our fundraising efforts in her memory, we have been able to establish the Jessica Drew Memorial Scholarship at Hershey High School, which has provided a minimum of $2,500 in educational scholarships to graduating seniors each year since 2009. We also support other non-profit organizations financially, such as the The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, COCOA PACKS, Someone to Tell It To, MS Society, The Humane Society, and Special Olympics to name a few.
  • One of the my other non-profit passions is The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society of Central PA, and helping them to further their mission of finding cures for blood cancers. Since 2012, I have participated in their Woman of the Year and All Star of the Year campaigns, collectively raising approximately $160,000 between these two individual efforts, allowing me to fund and name three dedicated research grants in honor of several blood cancer patients and survivors who are very special to me. In addition to supporting them through advocacy work, where we were able to help see the passage of a critical healthcare bill to the Governor’s Desk where it was enacted into law, I’ve also served on their Board of Trustees, and recently completed a 2 year term as Chair. Currently, I serve as their Board Advocacy Chair.
  • Event chair, committee member, volunteer and board member of other various organizations, advisory and governing boards
Awards & Accomplishments
  • 2016 Central Penn Business Journal 25 Women of Influence “Community Achievement Award” Recipient
  • 2012 Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Woman of the Year
  • 2012 Central Penn Business Journal “40 Under 40” Recipient
  • 2013 National MS Leadership Society Award
  • 2016 Non-Profit Innovation Awards; “Leadership Excellence” Finalist