Emilio Pack is the CEO of STEM Preparatory Schools. Pack’s two decades of experience in public education inform his belief that by investing in educators as leaders and giving them the site-level autonomy to put student needs first, we can achieve systemic reform and change. After helping to launch, staff and lead charters for the Alliance College-Ready Public Schools, including Los Angeles’ third-ranked top-performing public high school, he founded his own high school, Math and Science College Prep. He now leads STEM Prep, a charter management organization that oversees a partnership between a traditional district elementary school and a recently merged charter middle and high school. In 2015, Pack was profiled by L.A. Weekly magazine as one of its People of the Year, and the Los Angeles Business Journal named STEM Prep the Latino Nonprofit of the Year.