2024 HR Academy: Leading Teacher Credentialing Expert Joins Instructional Team

Just one week remains until the June 27 early registration deadline for the 2024 HR Academy, which will take place on October 15-16 in San Diego, CA.

Register early to reserve your seat in this year’s program and save on program fees. CSDC Member Schools qualify for significant discounts on this and other in-depth CSDC trainings throughout the year.

HR Academy Welcomes Greta Proctor, Partner at Procopio

CSDC is proud to announce a new addition to the HR Academy teaching team: Greta Proctor, a leading expert in California charter school teacher credentialing, and Partner at the law firm, Procopio.

Greta Proctor
Partner, Procopio and Presenter, 2024 HR Academy

At Procopio, Greta leads the Charter Schools & Education practice and advises on a wide range of operational, governance, and ever-changing regulatory issues for classroom and nonclassroom-based charter schools. Greta has worked extensively on charter renewals, including appeals. She also counsels schools through special proceedings ranging from OCR complaints to FCMAT extraordinary audits.

At HR Academy in the fall, Greta will get participants up-to-speed on the mandatory AB 1505 credentialing requirements and provide tools for teacher assignments previously only available to school districts.

Specifically, her session will help HR Academy participants better understand:

  • Baseline credentialing requirements for charter schools, including nuances for nonclassroom-based settings, transitional kindergarten, English Learner authorization, special legacy case teachers, and the different types of credentials.
  • The different types of local assignment options (LAOs) and emergency permits schools can use when they can’t find educators with the exact credential needed.
  • Why census day and CALPADs course code reporting are now so high stakes for credentialing.
  • The different lenses through which charter schools are monitored and held accountable for teacher credentials (e.g., federal Assignment Monitoring Outcome (AMO) reports, California Statewide Assignment Accountability System (CalSAAS), Williams List, etc.).
  • The mismatch between federal and state teacher credentialing laws, leading to an AMO report on DataQuest and Dashboard that differs from what appears in CalSAAS.

About HR Academy

HR in a charter school setting can be exceptionally challenging.

Your charter HR team must comply with myriad high-stakes local, state, and federal laws while fostering a strong organizational culture that encourages employees to achieve the goals of the charter.

CSDC founded HR Academy for this reason—to help practitioners explore both the science and art of effective charter school HR.

Nearly 100% of last year's participants agreed that HR Academy helped them:

  • Identify blind spots and traps
  • Assess current levels of compliance
  • Proactively identify opportunities
  • Understand risk and where to allocate resources
  • Utilized tools and implement an action plan

Along with the addition of a credentialing expert, this year's instructional team will again feature Jennifer McQuarrie, Brigid Perakis, and Candice Lamarche

Jennifer McQuarrie is an attorney with deep expertise in employment law and charter school law and a frequent presenter at CSDC trainings, including, most recently, CSDC’s Workplace Violence Prevention Plan and Training Webinar.

Brigid Perakis is a seasoned charter school HR practitioner who has advised many California charter school leaders.

Candice Lamarche, CSDC's HR & Operations Specialist, has 20 years of experience in charter school strategy and operations, and created and updates CSDC’s Annual School Planning Calendar, which tracks over 200 critical dates and deadlines that California charter school leaders must be aware of.

Early Registration Closes Next Week

Early registration closes next week on Thursday, June 27, 2024. Reserve your seat and save on program fees! Please contact us with any questions regarding this year's program.

2024 HR Academy

October 15-16, 2024
San Diego, CA

Registration Deadlines
Early Registration: June 27, 2024
Standard Registration: September 26, 2024


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