Kriner Cash has served as Superintendent of Memphis City Schools (MCS) for four years. Prior to coming to MCS, he served for four years as the Chief of Accountability and System-wide Performance for Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida. There, he designed and developed a leading edge human capital performance management system for the fourth largest school system in the country.
As Superintendent of the largest school system in Tennessee, serving over 110,000 children, he has designed, with the School Board, strategic reform policies and initiatives which have begun to transform the culture and performance in the Memphis City Schools and have earned national recognition.
His extensive work history includes Superintendent of Schools, Martha's Vineyard Public Schools in Massachusetts; Associate Dean, Program Director, and Assistant Professor, Howard University, School of Education; and, Department Chair, Director of Teacher Education, Assistant Professor, and Program Developer/Evaluator, Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts.
He earned an Ed.D. in Cultural Diversity and Curriculum Reform from the University of Massachusetts, a B.A. in Political Science from Princeton University, and a M.A. in Administration and Policy Analysis from Stanford University.