2024 Breakthrough Leadership Institute


Dr. Dave Cash

USC Rossier Assistant Dean of Leadership; Award-winning Retired Superintendent

David (Dave) Cash is a Professor of Clinical Education at the USC Rossier School of Education. Cash has a doctorate in education and a J.D. law degree, and was a trial attorney before going into education. In 2009, he was selected as a fellow in the Broad Superintendents Academy.

Awards and Grants
  • Trial Lawyer of the Year
  • Teacher of the Year
  • Administrator of the Year
Professional Affiliations and Memberships
  • Trial lawyer and managing partner of law firm
  • Elementary and secondary teacher-social science, special education
  • Elementary School principal
  • Junior High School principal
  • Senior High School principal
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent in four California school districts