School Accountability and Development Specialist
Susanne Coie is the School Accountability and Development Specialist at the Charter Schools Development Center (CSDC). Coie is CSDC's point person for resources to new charter school developers. She assists with charter petition reviews; financial plan development; charter schools law, regulation and best practices; grant reviews; governing board development; and more. Her expertise includes education program, budgeting, and school administration.
Coie has worked in K-12 education for 22 years. She has served as a start-up charter school governing board member for nine years. Prior to joining CSDC, she was Principal and Co-founder of the Los Angeles Leadership Academy in central Los Angeles. She started as a continuation high school teacher in Montebello, helping to administer a small school-within-a-school. She earned a Master of Public Policy from the University of California at Berkeley, a teaching credential from California State University at Los Angeles, and a BA from Pomona College.
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