Charter School Specialists was founded in 2004 by Dave L. Cash after serving as an charter school education consultant for the Ohio Department of Education. Dave's experience also includes eight years of service as a principal working with urban at-risk children.
Today, Charter School Specialists employs a team of more than 20 staff with diverse backgrounds and expertise leveraged in support of partner schools across Ohio.
Charter School Specialists assists developers, education management organizations, and school districts. The CSS team provides technical assistance related to the development of charter school applications and contracts, and guides developers through the charter school start-up process. We provide technical assistance to charter schools from pre-operation planning, through early operations, and ongoing school improvement and data management.
Charter School Specialists has assisted in the successful development and implementation of more than 80 schools. CSS has an excellent reputation within Ohio's charter school movement and exists to provide value to the school choice public education system.
Dave L. Cash
Dr. Christine Burke
Vice President of Special Education
Director of Sponsorship
Special Projects Director
Northern Ohio Regional Representative
Educational Programs Assistant
Chief Fiscal Officer
School Improvement Coordinator
Fiscal Support Specialist
Director of College and Career Readiness
Susan Lenox Scarponi
Director of Special Education Program Compliance
Director of Federal Programs