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Education is the Foundation

We commit to providing innovative public education environments for students, their parents and teachers by empowering them to collaboratively create learning opportunities which will develop responsible and contributing members of society.


Randy Gaschler
Randy Gaschler (President) is President of Innovative Education Management which has managed 9 successful California charters. He has been in education as a teacher, administrator, charter school founder and advocate to change education. He founded one of the first successful charters in California, Horizon Instructional Systems. This model of school was new to the charter world and many others looking to start charters like Horizon. They came to Randy wanting help to get a charter started in their area for their children. Randy formed the corporation Innovative Education Management (IEM) as a vehicle to start charters and further his vision of empowering parents to become decision makers in the education of their own children within the limits of the law and the political climate. The IEM vision also includes the concept that each child should have an individual learning plan that best captures their interest and abilities and promotes a lifelong love of learning.  Randy is a UCLA graduate in economics and has a California Teacher’s Credential. He is author of the book, Parent-Driven Schools and continues his passion to change education.

What draws you to the IEM Vision?

My five children have taught me more than all my teachers and professors about how a one size fits all mentality of teaching students will never work. Test scores have become the sole measurement of not only our school systems, but tragically, of the individual student. Being a parent and an educator has caused me to realize and continue to believe that we must reclaim our schools by reaffirming the belief in the love, wisdom and power of parents in the education of their own children. I now have Grandchildren and like my own children each different. I will continue to be drawn to the IEM Vision and continue to work toward changing public education for all the students out there who are stuck in a system that does not honor their parents nor does it honor the passion of each individual student.

What do you believe is the most valuable experience/expertise that you offer IEM?
As founder and President of IEM I have the experience,historical knowledge, wisdom, and passion keep IEM legally, financially and the vision on the path it was intended to be on. It is hard to match my passion when it comes to IEM and the IEM vision for education. I am in the process of training up new leadership teams to ensure the sustainability of IEM not just financially but to continue the vision and purpose. I continue to be an innovator and will continue to work toward improving everything that we do. 
 

Larry MandelbergLarry Mandelberg (Chairman of the Board) - With over 30 years experience as CEO and consultant, Larry Mandelberg has been called both an organizational futurist and non-recovering serial entrepreneur. He has launched 4 start-ups, led a merger, and performed a successful turnaround. Mandelberg has a monthly column in the Sacramento Business Journal called Eyes on Business where he has published over 40 articles.

Larry is a student of organizational lifecycles and has developed a system to help business owners create sustainable growth. He has been a guest on television and radio programs talking about business and entrepreneurship. In his consulting practice, Growth by Design, Larry provides strategic planning, leadership development, executive coaching, and ethics training to mid-sized organizations and their Boards in a broad range of industries from television to scientific research.

In addition to his roles as a consultant and chairman for IEM, Larry also provides communication training for Cooperative Personnel Services, teaches the team building class for the Sacramento Entrepreneurship Academy, and is completing is MBA at the new Drexel University campus in Sacramento. He has been married to his wife Nancy for 28 years and their children are of the 4 legged furry family that bark. Larry has been a member of the IEM board since July 2001, and Chairman since March 2003.


Susan ClarkSusan Clark (Corporate Secretary) has worked in public education for the past 20 years in a variety of capacities such as administration, special education, classroom support, office support and most importantly a parent. When not serving as Corporate Secretary for the Board, she serves as an Executive Director for IEM as well as a Department Head.  Susan works directly with the Chief Administrative Officer, the business and education teams to serve our students and our vision.

What draws you to the IEM Vision?
I am drawn this vision that honors a parent’s role in the education of their children. I think each child is different and we will best discover the student’s passion and thus their love of learning when we work with the parent to develop an individual learning plan that captures their interest and ability. Working for IEM is more than a job it is being part of a movement that intends to change public education for all students. I want to be part of the movement and set up systems so that the vision and opportunity is there for many years to come.

What do you believe is the most valuable experience/expertise that you offer IEM as Corporate Secretary?
My many years of experience working at IEM and my knowledge of what is happening in the day to day operations of IEM and IEM schools is a valuable resource to our board. 

Charles AnsbachCharles Ansbach is a 30-year veteran in fundraising, management and enterprise development as a consultant for major nonprofit organizations, locally, nationally and internationally. He is a visiting lecturer at the Graduate School of Management at the University of California, Davis and other universities on social entrepreneurship and corporate responsibility. Mr. Ansbach is a writer and trainer and serves on a variety of Boards of Directors, including Roots of Peace and the IEM charter school management organization.

What draws you to the IEM Vision?
The idea that each child can be taught according to his or her individual needs without additional burden to the education system.

What do you believe is the most valuable experience/expertise that you offer IEM as a Board Member?
Creative, strategic thinking, social enterprise development, and working as part of a smart  team. 

Wayne Grist

Wayne Grist - Current Employment and Employment History: Retired Civil Engineer. Civil Engineer for Southern Pacific Transportation Company, Civil Engineer for State of California Safety of Dams, Wayne L. Grist, Inc. Engineering. Consulting, Dams, Levees and Roads. Education History: B.S.C.E. University of Nevada, Reno.

What draws you to the IEM Vision? 
To improve education system for ALL children.

What do you believe is the most valuable experience/expertise that you offer IEM as a Board Member? 
Operating a business for 25 years and my own experience traveling through the California education system.

Sharon TobarSharon Tobar is currently the Chief Financial Officer at Jesuit High School of Sacramento.  She has earned a MBA from Golden Gate University and a BS, Cum Laude, in Business Administration from the University of Maryland.  Her experience as a controller and administrator has helped her create synergistic solutions to impacting problems at the companies that she has worked for and continuing that practice at St Francis High School.

Prior to her current position she was the Vice President of a consultation company where she consulted, trained, and presented concepts about the Predictive Index System for clients in the Sacramento region.  Additionally, she founded the Sacramento Web awards and chaired the Executive Committee since inception.

What draws you to the IEM Vision? 
Innovative Public Education.

What do you believe is the most valuable experience/expertise that you offer IEM as a Board Member? 
Business, financial and school management.

Mike Yadon

Mike Yadon currently serves as the Western Region Manager of Government Affairs for the FedEx Corporation.  He most recently served as the Director of Operations for Innovative Education Management, Inc. and Horizon Instructional Systems in Lincoln, CA.  His professional background also includes serving as Chief Administrative Officer for the Sacramento County District Attorney and the Deputy Executive Director for the California District Attorneys Association.  Mike has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration (Marketing and Finance) from California State University, Sacramento.

What draws you to the IEM Vision?
I had the privilege of working with IEM Founder (and my good friend) Randy Gaschler at both the predecessor of IEM, Horizon Instructional Systems, and IEM prior to my joining the IEM Board.  It continues to be a privilege for me to serve as a Board member, as I am very much committed to our mission of honoring individual education choice and empowering parents and teachers to work with the students to collaboratively create learning opportunities.

What do you believe is the most valuable experience/expertise that you offer IEM as a Board Member?
I bring my historical hands-on business and administration perspective, serving as Director of Operations during IEM’s “evolution” from a single charter school to a public benefit, multi-charter school development and management organization, as well as being a parent of traditional public school-educated children.  I have experienced both approaches to public education and believe in the concept of developing and providing a wide spectrum of educational programs to optimally meet students' needs.

 

Our mission honors individual education choices; therefore we commit to providing an innovative public education environment for students, their parents and teachers by empowering them to collaboratively create learning opportunities which will develop responsible and contributing members of society. Read about our mission and guiding principles to see if IEM is a fit for you.

Education Specialist Opportunities:

Serving students in Santa Cruz, Monterey, San Benito, Santa Clara, and San Mateo counties.
 
 

Additional Opportunities:

Application Requirements:

  • Application (via EdJoin)
  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial copies of credentials, certifications, and transcripts required as listed in the announcement of employment opportunity
Applications not accompanied with the above required materials will not be considered. 

How to Apply:

Please apply by the deadline stated on the employment opportunity. Emailed or Faxed application materials will not be accepted.
 
For additional information, please contact Human Resources at HR@ieminc.org.

Our mission honors individual education choices; therefore we commit to providing an innovative public education environment for students, their parents and teachers by empowering them to collaboratively create learning opportunities which will develop responsible and contributing members of society. Read about our mission and guiding principles to see if IEM is a fit for you.

Education Specialist Opportunities:

Serving students in San Bernardino, Inyo, Kern, Los Angeles, Orange, and Riverside Counties.

See our current job opportunities

Additional Opportunities:

See additional job opportunities.

Application Requirements:

  • Application (via EdJoin)
  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial copies of credentials, certifications, and transcripts required as listed in the announcement of employment opportunity

Applications not accompanied with the above required materials will not be considered. 

How to Apply:

Please apply by the deadline stated on the employment opportunity. Emailed or Faxed application materials will not be accepted.

For additional information, please contact Human Resources at HR@ieminc.org.

Our mission honors individual education choices; therefore we commit to providing an innovative public education environment for students, their parents and teachers by empowering them to collaboratively create learning opportunities which will develop responsible and contributing members of society. Read about our mission and guiding principles to see if IEM is a fit for you.

Education Specialist Opportunities:

Serving students in Sutter, Butte, Colusa, Placer, Sacramento, Yolo, and Yuba counties.

See our current job opportunities.

Additional Opportunities:

See additional job opportunities.

Application Requirements:

  • Application (via EdJoin)
  • Letter of interest
  • Current resume
  • Three (3) current letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial copies of credentials, certifications, and transcripts required as listed in the announcement of employment opportunity

Applications not accompanied with the above required materials will not be considered. 

How to Apply:

Please apply by the deadline stated on the employment opportunity. Emailed or Faxed application materials will not be accepted.

For additional information, please contact Human Resources at HR@ieminc.org.

4535 Missouri Flat Road, Suite 1A  Placerville, CA 95667
Phone 800-979-4436 
Fax 530-295-3583

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