Meet the Instructional Team for this Year's Leadership Intensive

CSDC is excited to announce the core teaching team for this year’s Leadership Intensive.

For over 20 years, the Leadership Intensive has been the premier summer training opportunity for California charter school leaders.

Each year, our team assembles a deeply experienced and knowledgeable team of instructors. The teaching team not only includes CSDC staff but invited guest experts, such as university professors, authorizing agency staff, attorneys, CPAs, and veteran charter school leaders.

We’re excited to announce this year’s team, which includes:

Eric Premack

Executive Director & Founder
Charter Schools Development Center

For over 30 years, Eric 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 two dozen states, at the federal level, and overseas. MORE

Caitlin O'Halloran

Charter School Governance and Policy Specialist
Charter Schools Development Center

Caitlin O’Halloran leads the development and delivery of CSDC’s Governance sessions, including our Online Governance Academy, and is CSDC’s main point of contact for matters relating to governance, advocacy, policy and related charter school leadership topics. MORE

Dr. Laurie Inman

Chair of Liberal Studies
California State University Dominguez Hills

Dr. Laurie Inman has been an educator for 35 years, spanning the K-16 arena, as both a teacher and administrator. From 2012-2017, she was the founding CEO/Principal of Apple Academy Charter Public Schools in Los Angeles. She is currently a university chair/lecturer and... MORE

Joyce Montgomery

Former Chief Financial Officer
Summit Public Schools

Joyce Montgomery is the former Chief Financial Officer at Summit Public Schools and was previously the Charter School Finance and Policy Specialist at CSDC. Prior to her work at both, Joyce spent over eleven years as the Chief Financial Officer at Leadership Public Schools. MORE

Jennifer McQuarrie

Law Office of Jennifer McQuarrie

Jennifer McQuarrie specializes in charter school representation and employment litigation and has been practicing law for over 20 years. She engages with CSDC as an advisor and guest instructor on charter school policy and legal matters and leads the development and delivery of several legal workshops at CSDC’s Leadership Intensive, CBO Training program, and CSDC’s annual Conference. MORE

Susanne Coie

Accountability and Development Specialist
Charter Schools Development Center

Susanne has worked in K-12 education for over 20 years and has served as a start-up charter school governing board member for nine years. Susanne develops and delivers CSDC’s trainings in the areas of school accountability and development. MORE

Candice Lamarche

Charter School Operations Specialist
Charter Schools Development Center

Candice has worked in the charter sector since 2004 and began her career as a founding team member at the California Charter Schools Association (CCSA). Candice works closely with CSDC’s Executive Director, Eric Premack, to strengthen CSDC’s resources and trainings, including the CBO Training program, annual conference, and other in-person and online events. MORE

The early application is available until midnight on Friday, April 8. The final application deadline for the 2022 Leadership Intensive is May 6, 2022.

We hope to review your application and see you this summer!

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