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Tahoe Expedition Academy names Mark Kushner as new CEO

Mark Kushner
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KINGS BEACH, Calif. — Tahoe Expedition Academy recently the appointment of Mark Kushner as the school’s CEO and head of school.

A veteran educator, national leader and pioneer in education, Kushner joins TEA with over 20 years of experience teaching, and opening and operating outstanding schools.

“Mark has been instrumental in bringing blended learning and innovation into schools,” said Ken Martin, TEA’s board chairman. “We are delighted to have him lead the TEA community as we prepare to open our new cutting-edge campus and continue to fill our upper school with academically curious students looking to make a difference in the world.”

Kushner’s distinguished background includes teaching at Stanford University, opening California’s first charter high school in 1995, opening one of the first school management organizations in 2001, and opening California’s first fully technology-blended middle and high school in 2008.

Since 2008, Kushner has been deeply involved with leading the movement toward personalization, designed to meet students where they are and enable them to accelerate where appropriate.

“I’m thrilled to be joining Tahoe Expedition Academy, where the community has already embraced merging traditional education with the best that innovation has to offer,” said Kushner, a San Francisco native. “I’m looking forward to growing our resources to make TEA accessible, and to help create an outstanding upper school that is equal or better than what high schools parents can find in the Bay Area or anywhere.”

This article was provided on behalf of Tahoe Expedition Academy, an independent K-12 school. Visit tahoeexpeditionacademy.org to learn more.

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