Kriner Cash picked to fill superintendent job opening - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Reported by Jason Miles

Kriner Cash picked to fill superintendent job opening

It was clear most minds were made up before Tuesday's meeting -- Doctor Kriner Cash was the favorite among board members, and it turns out he is sold on Memphis City Schools, too.
    
During a conference call with school board members, Cash declared it a new day for Memphis City Schools.
 
"We will work together to uplift this city's children and give them new hope for the future," Cash said.

In a unanimous vote minutes earlier, the administrator with Miami-Dade Public Schools was selected over fellow finalist Nicholas Gledich of Orlando.
 
"He has the swagger and the knowledge," school board member Kenneth Whalum said.

Board members considered each candidate capable of doing the job.

"But I do think our community has exhibited a tremendous amount of confidence in Dr. Cash," school board member Betty Mallott said.

Cash is up for other jobs, and even has an interview scheduled in Cincinnati.
 
"There's a part of me that need to keep my business interests open until I get a signed, sealed, and delivered contract from Memphis City Schools," Cash said.

From his living room in Miami, he said he feels Memphis is his destiny despite politics that are often at play.

"I'm just learning about Memphis politics and it may take a lifetime before I get it right," Cash said.

If the district's contract meets his expectations, Cash plans to be on the job July 1.

Cash's benefits and salary will be nailed down over the next two weeks.

If for some reason he rejects the job, the board did vote to make Nicholas Gledich their back-up candidate.


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