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Kriner Cash Duval Application

Kriner Cash Duval Application

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KrinerCash
200E.ChickasawParkwayMemphis,TN38111(901)324-6614HomeDr.Kriner.Cash@gmail.com
July23,2012McPherson
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Jacobson,L.L.C. 7905LSt.,Suite310 Omaha,NE68127TotheMembersoftheSearchCommittee:IwritetoexpressmyinterestintheroleofSuperintendentoftheDuvalCountyPublicSchools. AsSuperintendentofthe23
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largestschooldistrictinAmerica,Idevelopedandimplementeda unifyingvisionforallchildrenandstaffoftheMemphisCitySchools(MCS)focusedonprovidingaccesstoanequalandhigh-qualityeducationforallchildren.Ifgiventheopportunity,Icanworkwithdistrictstaff,communitypartners,andelectedofficialsatalllevels tocreatethissysteminDuvalCounty,aswell.Withmorethan30yearsofexemplaryserviceinprimary,secondary,andhighereducation,I havebeenrichlyblessedwithawealthofprofessionalexperiencearoundwhichtosynthesizeideasofbestpracticeandexpertise.Ihavebeenatirelessandoutspokenleaderforincreasing academicachievementandpostsecondaryoptionsforallstudents,andforreducingviolentcrime ratesandeconomicsegregationinMemphis.Iwillbringthissamedetermination,drive,focus, andurgencytotheDuvalCountyPublicSchools.ThelastfouryearshaveseenadynamictransformationintheMemphisCitySchoolsunderthecollaborativeworkourteamhasachieved.Fromthe$92millionwoninfundingfromtheBill
&
MelindaGatesFoundationforourleading-edgeteachereffectivenesswork,theteamIhaveledhasputMemphisCitySchoolsinanunprecedentedpositionamongthenation'seliteurbanschooldistricts.Asthedistrict,nowinmuchbettershapethanIfoundit,beginstomergewith thecountyschools,itistimeformetolooktowardmynextprofessionalendeavors. Withgreatenthusiasm,Ilookforwardtofurtherconversationaboutmycandidacy.
 
DuvalCountyPublicSchools
ApplicationInformationForm
Jacksonville,Florida
Position:Superintendent
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(other-pleaselist)Name:KrinerCashTelephone(901)324-6614HomeAddress:200E.ChickasawParkwayOffice:(901)416-5444MemphisHome:(901)324-6614 TNCell:
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ZipCode:38111E-mail:Dr.Kriner.Cash@gmail.com RecordofProfessionalEducation(inreversechronology) Institution GraduationMajorDegreeDate UniversityofMassachusettsMarch1991CulturalDiversity&CurriculumReform Ed.D.StanfordUniversityJune1978FoundationsinEducationM.A.PrincetonUniversityJune1977PoliticalScienceB.A.RecordofProfessionalExperience(inreversechronology) TitleDatesDistrictStateEnrollmentSuperintendent6/08toPresentMemphisCitySchools TN110,158ChiefofAccountability&10/04to6/08Miami-DadeCountyFL353,216SystemwidePublicSchoolsPerformanceSuperintendent7/95to10/04Martha'sVineyardMA2,493PublicSchoolsAssoc.Dean-Asst. 9/91to6/95HowardUniversity- D.C10,745ProfessorSchoolofEducation Dept.Chair-Asst. 9/83to8/91MACollegeofLiberalMA3,400ProfessorArts
 
TheSchoolBoardhasidentifiedthefollowingqualitiesforthesuperintendentofschools.Pleaserespondtoeachofthequalitiesstressingyourexperience,strengths,andabilitiesineacharea,limitingyourresponsestobetween200and300wordsforeachitem.
1.Aleaderwhosolicits,respectsandvaluestheinputofstakeholdersatalllevelsoftheorganizationandwhohasdemonstratedleadershipinutilizingthatinputtocreateandsustainacultureofshareddecision-making.
Asaleader,mypracticefromthebeginningofeverynewSuperintendentroleistoestablishahighbarforperformanceandwelcome,encourage,develop,andengagewhatIcall"DemandParents."DemandParentsarepeoplewhodonotsettleforbeingbystandersinaschool,butratherrolluptheirsleevesandsay,"HowandwherecanIhelpmakemychild'seducationthebestitcanbe".InmyweeklyCabinetmeetings,Ivalueandrespectmyexecutiveteamandhaveworkedoverfouryearstocoach,develop,andbuildatop-notchleadershipteam.TheyknowIappreciate theirthoughtfulreflections,comments,andpushbackaswehavecreated,andcontinuetobuildaworldclasscommitmenttoourstudents,parents,andstaff.Moreover,mystyleistodevelopconstructiveworkingrelationshipswithallstakeholders:Boardmembers,parents,students,teachers,principals,staff,councilmembers,commissioners,mayors, legislators,faithcommunity,media,taxpayers,community-basedorganizations,andstrategicpartners.InMemphis,allofthesefactorscametogetherinourunprecedentedTeacherEffectivenessInitiative(TEl)project,fundedbytheBill
&
MelindaGatesFoundation,butmoreover,supportedbynearly$22millioninlocalsupportfromphilanthropies,corporategifts,andsmall-dollar,high-impactofhundredsofcontributorsacrossthecity.
2.Aleaderwhosupportsandempowersprincipals,teachersandstafftoimproveorganizationalandstudentperformanceoutcomes.
HavingdevelopedaleadershipframeworkthatemphasizesandempowersregionalleadershipthroughtheRegionalSuperintendents,thentoPrincipals,andontoteachersandotherschool-basedleaders,in2012MCSpostedsignificantvalueaddedgainscoresacrossallgradelevelsandsubjects.Undermyleadership,MCShasmadeimportantacademicgainsincorecontentsubjects,aswell.Value-addedgains(measuredbytheTennesseeValueAddedAssessmentSystemorTVAAS)havebeenobservedinmathematicsacrossallgrade-levels.In2012alone,TVAASgainsforMCSstudentsingradesfourthrougheightoutpacedthestatenorminallsubjects.MCSstudentstakingAlgebraIin2012performedsignificantlyhigherthanpredictedundertheTVAAScalculations.Thedistrict'sleadershipinmathematicseducationwasmirroredinReading/LanguageArtsscoresin20I2,aswell:statisticallysignificantTVAASgainsweremadeingradesfour,five,andeightinRlLA.Impressively,thedistrictalsocontinuestoearnall"A"gradesinWriting.
DuvalCountyPublicSchools,Jacksonville,FL ClosingdateJuly23,2012

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