Sierra Expeditionary welcomes new board members
TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Sierra Expeditionary Learning School (SELS) is proud to announce two new board members, Michael McGarry and Arthur Rader.andamp;#8220;We are excited to have these two gentlemen be a part of the SELS Board of Directors and we value the experience and expertise that they will share with the SELS community,andamp;#8221; said Kim Bradley, SELS Board Chair.McGarry serves as director, engagements and prototypes for Transformational Development, for Ascension Health’s internal innovation center. He and his team are building the next platforms for healthcare delivery in the United States by taking non-traditional approaches to traditional problems facing healthcare. McGarry is responsible for the evaluation of technologies and development of new models focusing on how to meet health-related needs in the future in a way that extends beyond hospitals and clinics. He joined Ascension Health in 2008 with more than 14 years experience in the healthcare industry, developing innovative programs and medical devices from prototype through FDA approval within small start-up organizations and Fortune 500 medical companies. McGarry has a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical Engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Indiana University Kelley School of Business and has several published patents and publications. He, his wife, Stephani, and their two children love the avid outdoor lifestyle Truckee affords.Arthur Rader grew up in the mountains outside Denver where he developed an appreciation and love for the outdoors at an early age. He attended Prescott College in Arizona, an institution founded on experiential education, and received a degree in Adventure Education and Human Development. Upon graduating, Arthur and his soon-to-be-wife, Forrest, moved back to the Colorado Front Range, where he started out as a sales representative for a company that manufactured passenger rail cars. In 2008, Rader joined Jeppesen, a Boeing Company, as sales executive for the Americas. With two little boys, the Raders relocated to Truckee in 2009 and have not regretted it for a minute. Rader’s education and business experience will bring a valuable perspective to the SELS board.Sierra Expeditionary Learning School offers a hands-on Expeditionary Learning curriculum that adheres to district and state standards. Expeditionary Learning, developed by Outward Bound, is a research-based, hands-on approach to education. With a 18-year track record of success in schools nationwide, Expeditionary Learning curriculum has been credited with improving test scores and increasing student motivation and achievement.SELS is continuing to look for an additional board member. If you are interested, please contact David Manahan, the school director. For more information on SELS, please visit http://www.TruckeeCharterSchool.org.