Located at Lake Tahoe, California, Sugar Bowl Academy is a fully accredited college preparatory high school for competitive skiers. It's a world-class ski academy for Alpine, Nordic and Freeride athletes.

Sugar Bowl Academy announces Ryan Aldrich, Head, Sugar Bowl Academy


Dear SBSTA Community Members:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees, I am excited to announce the unanimous appointment of Ryan Aldrich as Head, Sugar Bowl Academy, effective July 1, 2017. Ryan is a graduate of Colby College, and holds a Master of Education degree from the University of Denver.  Ryan brings 18 years of independent school experience to his new role at Sugar Bowl Academy. Ryan is well prepared to succeed Tracy Keller, and lead SBA into our next chapter.

Ryan is currently the Upper School Director at Tahoe Expedition Academy and has taken on many roles at TEA. He has extensive experience in admissions and college counseling. While at the White Mountain School in New Hampshire he was responsible for all aspects of college counseling and financial aid for 130 students. He co-chaired the self-study report and accreditation process. Ryan led the implementation and administration of a personalized learning platform while at TEA. He has proven to be a leader within the TEA community having led the effort to attract, support, and retain excellent staff and to transform the curriculum. He worked alongside the business manager and CEO to manage budgets and long term financial plans.  Ryan is eager to apply his craft in leading SBA and to work with SBSTA staff members as we advance Sugar Bowl Academy.

An excerpt from Ryan’s application follows to give a glimpse of his approach and philosophy to education. In a rapidly changing and connected world where the skills for tomorrow are continually transforming and often unknown, global awareness and a well-rounded education that emphasizes the importance of both our creative and linear minds is necessary.”

We wish to thank the entire search committee of staff, alumni, parents and Trustees for their tireless efforts culminating in Ryan’s appointment. I look forward to welcoming Ryan to our community. We will be hosting a meet and greet this month, on Saturday, March 25th. We will send out an invitation soon. There will be additional opportunities to meet Ryan throughout the Spring and Fall.

Please join us in welcoming Ryan to SBSTA.

Thank you

Steve Shray                                                    Kate Krehbiel & Dr. Jim Taylor

Chair, SBSTA Board of Trustee                    Co-Leaders SBSTA Head Search Committee

slshray@gmail.com                                       kate.krehbiel@gmail.com