Dr. Frank Cosca, President, served as the founder and inspiration for The Cosca Group (TCG) when it was founded in 2000. Meeting for a number of months at the University of LaVerne, with a small committee of successful Superintendents and the wisdom and experience of Dr. Lee Newcomer and Dr. Leonard Murdy (two giants in the field of educational administration), the philosophy, organization, and procedures for the organization were developed.
Dr. Cosca has often stated that after spending a long career as an educational leader, the thought of retiring was both challenging and daunting. His desire was to continue his involvement and impact on education and his goal was to determine the best way to accomplish that outcome. Knowing from experience the significance of the role of Superintendent and the importance of the Board – Superintendent relationship in determining the success of a school district, he decided that assisting Boards of Education in recruiting and selecting the most qualified candidates for Superintendent would be the best use of his talents and the talents of those he recruited to be a part of TCG as partners and associates.
Dr. Cosca has led TCG for 18 years as its President and driving force. He continues to be an active participant in the life of TCG and serves as a mentor for many of its members.
Dr. Cosca began as a teacher and an elementary assistant principal in Santa Ana Unified School District. He then served as an elementary and later a junior high school principal in Fullerton School District. Dr. Cosca went on to become the Superintendent of the Eastside School District in Lancaster for three years, Central School District in Rancho Cucamonga for six years and finally the Superintendent of Ontario Montclair School District in Ontario for the remaining eleven years of his career.
His many leadership roles have included serving as advisor to the Association of California School Administrators (ACSA), the California School Boards Association (CSBA), the California Secretary of Education and the California Superintendent of Public Instruction, as well as chairing the University of Southern California (USC) Dean’s Superintendents’ Advisory Group (DSAG).