Eric Premack

Executive Director & Founder


Eric Premack is the founding Director of CSDC. For over 20 years, Premack has played a leading role in the development and spread of chartered schools, including helping to draft and implement chartered schools policy in over 25 states, at the federal level, and overseas. He has developed groundbreaking charter school policy, planning, implementation, oversight ... Read more

Michael Agostini, Ed.D.

Director of Operations


Michael Agostini is the Director of Operations at the Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC). At CSDC, Michael assists with the planning and execution of the organization’s school leadership trainings and client services. Mr. Agostini has a broad range of experience in the field of education, serving in public and private schools in the U.S. and abroad ... Read more

Jennifer McQuarrie

Education Law and Policy Specialist


Jennifer McQuarrie is working with CSDC, while simultaneously operating her own law practice in Northern California. She specializes in charter school representation and employment litigation. Ms. McQuarrie has been practicing law for 16 years. Prior to opening her own practice where she represents charter schools throughout the state, she was the Legal Counsel for... Read more

Beryl Nelson

Accountability Services Manager


At CSDC, Ms. Nelson is an Accountability Services Manager working with charter schools and their granting agencies on issues of accountability, particularly in the areas of educational programs, governance and operations. She has worked on a number of School Quality Reviews as part of CSDC teams including ... Read more

Susanne Coie

Development Services Manager


Susanne Coie is the Development Services Manager at the Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC). Coie is CSDC's point person for new charter school developers and assists with all aspects of school design and start-up: school planning, charter petition drafting, financial projection creation, client education on charter schools law, regulation and... Read more

Joyce L. Montgomery

Education Finance and Policy Specialist


A passion for public education and impressive finance, forecasting and resourcing skills has brought Ms. Montgomery to the CSDC team.  Ms. Montgomery is joining CSDC after 7+years as the first CFO of Leadership Public Schools, a well-established CMO network located in the San Francisco East Bay Area. In her role as Education Finance and Policy Specialist, Ms. Montgomery will be responsible for projects primarily in School Finance, Education Finance Policy and Leadership Development ... Read more

Greg Hall

Marketing & Communications Manager


A keen interest in education, technology, and digital media, Greg manages CSDC's digital and print communications, as well as supports CSDC with its online and blended learning efforts. Prior to CSDC, Greg served as a student data and assessment analyst for the ... Read more

Anna Shchur

Business Manager

Anna Shchur is CSDC’s Business Manager. She previously worked as a Staff Accountant at Health Resources Inc. as well as a Tax Preparer in Evansville, Indiana. Anna received her B.S. in Accounting from the University of Evansville... Read more

Emily Randall

Office Manager

Emily is CSDC’s Office Manager. She previously worked as an after school education facilitator through the Sacramento Chinese Community Service Center. Emily received her B.A. in English from ... Read more

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