Eric Premack is the founder and Executive Director of the Charter Schools Development Center. For over 15 years, Mr. Premack has played a leading role in the development and spread of the chartered schools concept since its inception in his native Minnesota in the 1980s. Mr. Premack has helped to draft and implement chartered schools legislation in over 25 states and at the federal level. Mr. Premak was awarded a Hart Vision Award in 1998 for his leadership role in the California Charter Schools Movement.
Mr. Premack received the Legacy Award at the 20th Annual Charter Schools Conference. The Legacy Awards were created to celebrate those outstanding charter school supporters, funders, operators and elected officials who have been stewards of the movement over the last 20 years. Each Legacy Award winner represents the hope and dedication of two generations of California Charter School students.