Dave L. Cash Jr.
President Dave founded Charter School Specialists, a premier community school service provider, in 2004 because of his life-long passion and commitment to helping children succeed academically and socially. With nearly 20 years of experience in the community school movement, Dave has extensive experience and knowledge in all aspects of sponsorship and his partnership with St. Aloysius has made them one of the highest ranked sponsors in Ohio. He continues to be at the forefront of advocacy for community schools and student choice in Ohio. Dave formerly worked at the Ohio Department of Education supporting Ohio’s community school program in its early years by providing support and expertise in school development, contracts, evaluation, compliance, and technical assistance. He also served as a school leader working with disadvantaged and troubled youth, gaining a special appreciation for the difficult roles of administrative and teaching staff. Dave holds a master’s degree in counseling from Ashland University.
Director of School Improvement Porsche has worked professionally in public education since 2011 serving in various roles. She began her education career by becoming a Teach for America corps member, working as a kindergarten teacher for underserved and inadequately resourced public schools in St. Louis, Missouri. After relocating to Columbus, she taught 6th grade English Language Arts, served as the Data Director and Instructional Coach for a local community school, and worked as an Education Program Specialist for the Ohio Department of Education. Porsche currently holds an Ohio teaching license in Early Childhood (PK-3) and is an Ohio-approved trainer for Early Childhood Educators. Outside of her professional work, Porsche is an active member of the Columbus Urban League Young Professionals and spends much of her time serving in ministries at her church and parenting two young children whom she adores. EMAIL
Director of Compliance Brian has served community school parents, students, governing authorities and leaders since 2001. A former teacher and administrator in Columbus, Ohio community schools, he has leveraged his demonstrated success in the classroom as a teacher, curriculum coach, administrator, and chair of the Charter School Specialists LPDC Consortium in support of Ohio’s charter schools. Brian holds a bachelors of History from The Ohio State University and masters of Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. EMAIL
General Counsel Tammie has been an attorney since 2001 and worked in the education field since 2009. As an attorney and former assistant prosecutor, she provides assistance and support to charter schools sponsored by St. Aloysius, relying on her past experience with the ODE Office of Professional Conduct. She plays a key role in all application processes and executing contracts between Charter School Specialists and the many schools it serves. She currently resides in Pickerington, Ohio with her husband of over 20 years and three children. EMAIL
Chief Financial Officer Steve has over 30 years in business and corporate accounting, holding management and officer roles with various public and private entities. His experience provides valuable fiscal knowledge for the schools that CSS sponsors. Steve has been providing fiscal oversite for charter schools for the last three years. Outside of the office, Steve enjoys outside activities with his wife, including motorcycle riding and golf. EMAIL