Erin Studer is the executive director of Charter School Programs for the CHIME Institute. He holds a bachelor’s degree in religion with a minor in English from the University of Iowa, a master’s degree in special education from National University, and he was among the first cohort to graduate in 2011 from California State University, Northridge doctoral program in educational leadership and policy studies.
Erin began his educational career in 1998 with Summit View School, which offers comprehensive elementary, middle, and high school programs for students with learning differences. A few years later, he was asked to help open Summit View’s west campus in Los Angeles, CA. Erin started his administrative career as an athletic director. He has also been a high school dean, a curriculum coordinator, and a principal. He has worked with students K-12 and at the college level and has provided training for hundreds of teachers in the areas of neurodevelopment and cooperative learning strategies. He has also consulted with several local schools and districts on the design and implementation of professional development programs.