Elaine Cash

Grants & Programs Coordinator

Elaine Cash, former superintendent of Riverdale Joint Unified School District, is the grants and Programs coordinator for the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium. In this role, she supports the growth of CVHEC and oversees the grant writing needs. She also serves as the facilitator for the FAFSA Completion Work Group with the Fresno Compact, is on the Fresno State College Readiness Advisory Board, and is a management trustee for California’s Valued Trust.

Elaine C. Cash retired as superintendent from Riverdale Joint Unified School District after 27 years in education. Her career in education included experience as a classroom teacher, elementary and high school principal, assistant superintendent of curriculum and instruction, and 9 years as superintendent. During her years as superintendent, all of Riverdale schools earned the California Distinguished Schools recognition, and Riverdale High School received the College Board National Inspiration Award. Her article, A Change in Beliefs Leads to A Change in Behavior and Student Achievement was published in the National Staff Development Council, Journal of Staff Development, June 2010. Elaine is the Executive Director of her own education consulting company, ECC Education Group LLC. As a consultant, she has worked with school districts throughout the Central Valley, largely focusing on student transition from high school to college.

Elaine received her BA from the University of California, Berkeley, and an MA in Educational Leadership and Administration from Fresno State.