A Strong History

Utah State Board of Education Appointment

In August 2019 I was appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor Herbert. I was thrilled and humbled by the appointment and responsibilities. 

The path and vetting process for the State Board of Education was intense and much more involved than I ever expected. I had the privilege of interviewing with Governor Herbert’s Education staff and then honored to have a personal interview with Governor Herbert, for whom I have great respect. I was interviewed by the Senate Education Committee in a Confirmation Hearing wherein I had the opportunity to address Senators questions and provide my perspective on the educational needs of the state. I was thrilled when the Committee voted unanimously to recommend my appointment to the full Senate for confirmation. I was grateful and honored to sit on the Senate Floor and unanimously confirmed to  become the newest member of the Utah State Board of Education.

The day I was sworn in as a Board member, I made a promise to myself that I would do everything I could to help and support every current and future student throughout the state. That I would bring my passion, excitement, concern, energy, collaboration skills, and a listening ear to my role as a Board member, supporting my district and all of the K-12 students in Utah. 

Results & Accomplishments

Community Involvement

  • Jordan District Bond Campaigns – Resulted in seven new schools
  • Jordan Education Foundation – Leadership, built an Endowment of $1M+
  • Dedicated Jordan District’s new Mountain Ridge High School, Nov, 2019
  • Community Service award from D.A.R.E.
  • USBE Law and Licensing Committee member
  • Appointed to the State Charter Board as the USBE Liaison
  • Integral member of parent committee that opened Navigator Pointe Academy Charter School

Educational & Community Leadership 

  • Appointed to the State Board of Education by Governor Herbert in August of 2019
  • Utah Valley University, School of Education Advisory Board Member, 2020
  • Utah State Charter Board, USBE Liaison 2020
  • National Association of School Boards of Education (NASBE) Bylaws Committee, 2020
  • South Jordan City Planning Commissioner, 2018 – 2019
  • Jordan Education Foundation Board Member and Past President, Since 2010
  • Junior Achievement of Utah, Board of Directors, Since 2016
  • Uplift Families, Education Advisory Committee, Initiative of Mrs. Jeanette Herbert, Since 2015
  • Resilient Utah, Advisory Board Member, Since 2018
  • Friends of Jordan School District, Founder and Campaign Manager for two bonds, 2013 & 2016
  • Bingham High School Lacrosse, Board Member 2018 – 2019
  • Bingham High School “Grad Night” Committee Vice Chair, 2016 – 2019
  • Utah Council for Crime Prevention “D.A.R.E.” – Board Member, Gala Chair 2014 – 2015
  • Utah Mothers Association, “Mother of the Year” Selection Committee, 2017

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