Who We Are

Who We Are

Eric Premack

Executive Director & Founder


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

Stephanie Schwuchow

Director of Operations


Stephanie Schwuchow is the Director of Operations at CSDC and has been involved in the charter school movement since 2002. Stephanie leads CSDC’s organizational strategy in operations, finance, human resources, marketing, and technology. She oversees the planning and execution of all client services including leadership trainings and events, membership, consulting ...Read more

Susanne Coie

School Accountability and Development Specialist


Susanne Coie is the School Accountability and Development Specialist at CSDC. Susanne works closely with new charter school developers as well as operating charter schools seeking accountability support. She assists with charter petition reviews, financial plan development, grant reviews, governing board development, charter school law, regulation ...Read more

Caitlin O'Halloran

Charter School Governance and Policy Specialist


Caitlin O’Halloran is the Governance and Policy Specialist at CSDC. Caitlin leads the development and delivery of CSDC’s Governance offering, including our Online Governance Academy, and is CSDC’s main point of contact for matters relating to governance, advocacy, policy and other charter school leadership topics. Caitlin began her career working for legislators ...Read more

Position Opening: Charter School Finance and Policy Specialist

CSDC is seeking a Charter School Finance and Policy Specialist to join our team of expert charter school specialists and lead the development and delivery of our CBO Training program as well as other CSDC fiscal resources, policy analysis, workshops and trainings.  Engage with new and veteran business leaders in the charter school community and help them succeed through comprehensive training, support and guidance ...Read more

Leslie Loy

Training and Events Coordinator


Leslie Loy leads the planning and implementation of CSDC’s leadership trainings and events, including our Leadership Update Conference, CBO Training program, Leadership Intensive, Governance Academy and other CSDC workshops and trainings.  Leslie is the administrator for CSDC’s BlackBoard online learning management system, and also assists with website and ...Read more

Debbie Brown

Bookkeeper and Office Coordinator


Debbie Brown is CSDC’s Bookkeeper and Office Coordinator. Debbie has various talents and assists with training and events preparation and execution, database maintenance and updates, research projects, and operates as Accounts Receivable and CSDC's bookkeeper while tending to other office duties.

Position Opening: Marketing and Outreach Coordinator

CSDC is seeking a Marketing and Outreach Coordinator. Under the general supervision of the Director of Operations of CSDC, this position leads membership, marketing, database and related support tasks ... Read more

Jennifer McQuarrie

Advisor and Guest Instructor


Jennifer McQuarrie engages with CSDC as an advisor and guest instructor on charter school policy and legal matters. Jennifer leads the development and delivery of several legal workshops at our Leadership Intensive, CBO Training program, and Leadership Update Conference. She also conducts regular ...Read more

Joyce Montgomery

Advisor and Guest Instructor


Joyce Montgomery is the Chief Financial Officer at Summit Public Schools. Joyce was previously the Charter School Finance and Policy Specialist at CSDC, and currently serves as an advisor and guest instructor. Joyce brings to CSDC a passion for public education and impressive finance, forecasting and resourcing skills. Prior to her work at Summit ...Read more

Beryl Nelson

Advisor and Guest Instructor


Beryl Nelson serves as an advisor and guest instructor at CSDC. Now retired, Beryl was previously the lead Charter School Accountability Specialist at CSDC. She worked with charter schools and their granting agencies on issues of accountability, particularly in the areas of educational programs, governance, and operations. She worked ...Read more

Gary Bowman

Guest Instructor & Executive Director of California Montessori Project


Gary Bowman is currently serving in his 15th year as Executive Director/Superintendent at California Montessori Project, serving 2,700 students on 8 campuses in the greater Sacramento area. CMP is authorized through four school districts, including ...Read more

Jody Graf

Guest Instructor & Executive Director of Visions In Education


Jody’s educational experience includes twenty years of service as an administrator at elementary and middle schools within San Juan Unified School District. She has served as the Executive Director of Visions for the past ten years and prior to that she was its Director of Instruction...Read more

Ting Sun

Guest Instructor, Co-Founder & Executive Director of Natomas Charter School


Ting Lan Sun is co-founder and the Executive Director of Natomas Charter School (NCS). She has more than 30 years of experience in the field of education as a teacher, administrator, and education reformer. From 1997–2000...Read more

Laurie Inman

Guest Instructor & Chair of Liberal Studies at CSUDH


Dr. Laurie Inman is currently a full-time lecturer at CSU, Dominguez Hills in the Liberal Studies department. Her work with early teacher candidates focuses on culturally responsive practices. Previously, she was the founding Chief Executive...Read more

Sadie Hedegard

Guest Instructor & Director of Student Support Services at Mother Lode Union School District


Sadie Hedegard, Ed.D. is the Director of Student Support Services at Mother Lode Union School District. In this capacity, Sadie supports special education programs, school safety, student health services, and implementation of district wide...Read more

Jean Hatch, Advisor and Guest Instructor

Jesse Leyva, Advisor and Guest Instructor

Michelle Hammons, Advisor and Guest Instructor

Pedro Reyes, Advisor and Guest Instructor

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