Governing Board

Athlos Academy of Utah is governed by a dedicated board comprised of parents and community members. The board is responsible for developing, implementing, and assessing policy; instituting sound employee relations; conducting open meetings; recognizing and conforming to the legal mandates imposed by state and federal laws; and governing within the limits of the delegation of state authority as a non-profit and public school board.

Additionally, the board has an obligation to assess its successes and challenges, inform the public of all deliberations and decisions, promote accountability, avoid abuse of power, enhance public understanding of its mission, conform to standards of ethical behavior, provide a framework for setting goals, and develop strategic plans for the accomplishment of those goals.

Board Calendar

The governing board holds regular board meetings on the fourth Thursday of each month. Unless otherwise noted, the meetings are held at:

Athlos Academy of Utah
12309 South Mustang Trail Way
Herriman, UT 84096

Quicklinks

Board Members

Ben Hyink, Chair
bhyink@athlosutah.org

  • Term Began July 2018
  • Finance Committee
  • School LAND Trust Committee

Benj Heuston, Vice Chair
bheuston@athlosutah.org

  • Term Began August 2021
  • Pillars Committee
  • School LAND Trust Committee

Jon Cazier, Treasurer
jcazier@athlosutah.org

  • Term Began August 2019
  • Finance Committee Chair
  • Governance Committee
  • School LAND Trust Committee

    Amber Wade, Secretary
    awade@athlosutah.org

    • Term Began October 2020
    • Pillars Committee Chair
    • School LAND Trust Committee

    Jared Jensen, Board Member
    jjensen@athlosutah.org

    • Term Began August 2021
    • Governance Committee Chair
    • Pillars Committee
    • School LAND Trust Committee

      KC Loder, Board Member

      kloder@athlosutah.org

      • Term Began August 2021
      • Finance Committee
      • School LAND Trust Committee

      Kelly Shafto, Board Member
      kshafto@athlosutah.org

      • Term Began August 2021
      • Governance Committee
      • Pillars Committee
      • School LAND Trust Committee

        Mac Tapia, Board Member
        mtapia@athlosutah.org

        • Term Began August 2020
        • Finance Committee
        • School LAND Trust Committee

        Will Fountain, Board Member

        wfountain@athlosutah.org

        • Term Began August 2019
        • Governance Committee
        • School LAND Trust Committee
        Board Goals: 2020–2021

        The Athlos Academy of Utah board will have an active, engaged community because we believe parental involvement, business involvement, and constituent involvement enables students to develop prepared minds, healthy bodies, and performance character.

        This will be measured by:

        • Increasing parental involvement
        • Engaging parent ambassadors

        Athlos enrollment will increase year over year in order to promote the financial viability of the school because we believe that it will attract and retain high-quality staff and support rigorous educational programs.

        This will be measured by:

        • At the elementary level (K-6):
          • An increase in enrollment/waitlist by 10% annually, with a retention rate of 93%
        • At the middle school level (7-9):
          • An increase in enrollment/waitlist by 50% annually, with a retention rate of 60%, increasing by 10% each year until 93% retention rate is reached.
          • Full enrollment caps
          • Establish and maintain a waitlist

        Athlos academic proficiency scores in ELA and Math will meet or exceed state standards because we believe high-quality educational opportunities contribute to academic success.

        This will be measured by:

        • Utilization of standardized proficiency examination tools as identified by Athlos Academy of Utah.
        Under the direction of the board, the following committees have been formed:
        • Finance Committee – 3:30pm/MT usually third Thursday of each month
          • Jon Cazier – Chair
          • Ben Hyink – Board Member
          • KC Loder – Board Member
          • Mac Tapia – Board Member
        • Governance Committee – 7pm/MT usually first Tuesday of each month
          • Jared Jensen – Chair
          • Jon Cazier – Board Member
          • Kelly Shafto – Board Member
          • Will Fountain – Board Member
        • Pillar Committee- 9am/MT usually second Thursday of each month
          • Amber Wade – Chair
          • Benj Heuston – Board Member
          • Jared Jensen – Board Member
          • Kelly Shafto – Board Member
        • School LAND Trust Committee

        All meeting dates and times subject to change

        School LAND Trust Program

        Athlos Academy of Utah utilizes its LAND Trust money to support the implementation of its cutting-edge athletic curriculum. This curriculum, aligned to the Utah Physical Education Standards, was created with long-term athletic development in mind and was carefully crafted based on proven science and research. The Athlos Athletic Curriculum and Healthy Body program support student academic achievement. LAND Trust funds allow AAU to hire experienced coaches to support the implementation of this unique program and to improve health and learning in our school.

        School LAND Trust Committee Members
        Meeting Schedule

        For School LAND Trust meeting dates, visit the board meeting calendar.

        School LAND Trust Documents
        2021
        2020
        2019
        2018

        Meeting Agendas & Minutes

        2020-2021 Agendas
        2019-2020 Agendas