MEET THE STATE CHARTER SCHOOL BOARD

The Utah State Charter School Board is Utah's largest public charter school authorizer. As an authorizer, we have the important task of deciding which schools will open, and holding them accountable for the educational experience they are providing. Board Members are appointed by the Governor, and Staff Members provide day to day support to help the Board accomplish their mission.

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BRYAN BOWLES

CYNTHIA PHILLIPS

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MICHELLE SMITH

Board Chair
State Board of Education
Term Ends 6/30/2026

Board Vice Chair
Charter Schools
Term Ends 6/30/2024

Board Member
Finance/Small Business Management
Term Ends 6/30/2024

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KRYSTLE BASSETT

STEPHANIE SPEICHER

Board Member
Innovation
Term Ends 6/30/2026

Board Member
Charter Schools
Term Ends 6/30/2024

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ERIK OLSON

RABECCA CISNEROS

Board Member

State Board of Education

Term Ends 6/30/2024

Board Member
Charter Schools
Term Ends 6/30/2026

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Utah State Charter School Board Resolution in Support of All Utah Students

The State Charter School Board affirms America’s core ideals that all people are created equal, that they are endowed with certain unalienable rights, and that they are entitled to equal protection of the laws. We further affirm that such ideals are grounded in a belief that all people are considered of equal value and worth. In the spirit of these ideals, and our mission and vision, we honor the individuality and uniqueness of each student. We acknowledge the importance of acceptance and inclusion to the health, safety, well-being, and academic success of each student. We support schools where all students and their families feel welcomed, appreciated, and safe; where students are respected and loved regardless of their race, religion, ethnicity, country of origin, language, socio-economic status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, physical ability, disability, intellectual acuity, political beliefs, affiliations, or ideologies. As members of the State Charter School Board, we are committed to upholding the public trust by respecting the individuality and dignity of each student in order to support all students toward productive and meaningful lives within our multicultural society.