Sarah Vaughan, PhD
Dr. Sarah Vaughan has been involved with Wallace Stegner Academy from the application stage. Sarah currently works as an agricultural consultant with local and international clients and has previously worked for agricultural research companies as a scientist and manager. She is experienced in project management and working with teams, which is critical experience for the building and opening of a new school such as Wallace Stegner Academy.
Sarah Vaughan is passionate about education. Sarah completed her PhD in agricultural science at The University of Queensland in Australia where she also worked as a practical tutor of a third year university subject, and worked as an AusAid tutor for postgraduate international students who required additional assistance to complete their written assessments. Her experience as a tutor and extensive education have given her insight into education systems, curriculum, and providing educational support for students that need further assistance. Sarah is committed to improving the availability of a high quality education in Utah and is excited to work with such a committed Board of Directors and a passionate administrative team.
Andrew Bernstein has spent close to a decade teaching and supporting students and their families in title one schools. Five years in a self-contained unit and the other three as a sixth grade teacher at Glendale Middle School. He has extensive training and real-world experience working with students coming from lower income and migrant families as a teacher and administrative intern. Andrew is fully committed to Wallace Stegner Academy and its vision. He is very familiar with the teaching techniques and academic strategies that will be used to instruct students at WSA and has seen them used with great success.
Jeremy Schow has been in the healthcare field for 18+ years. He attended School at the University of Utah where he received four degrees including his business degree. Jeremy then attended Medical School at the Nevada College of Medicine. While at the University of Utah Jeremy realized his love for the business side of healthcare. Since that time he has been the Director of Commercialization at Lineagen, Inc. and over the past 2.5 years has worked as the V.P. of Enterprise Solutions & Sales @ AAPC and Healthicity. Jeremy loves technology and innovation and is excited to be a part of Wallace Stegner.
Reed Farnsworth has spent the last four years in the startup aviation space, successfully co-founding the “all-you-can-fly” airlines Surf Air in Southern California and Beacon in NYC. As CFO for both companies, Reed has helped raise over $25MM in venture financing. Before venturing into the startup space, Reed worked at the Federal Reserve during the financial crisis and in financial consulting.
Reed Farnsworth also spent five years volunteering with Singular Humanitarian Experience (SHe). A co-founder of the organization, he led the economic development division and expeditions in Guatemala, Nepal, and Kenya. Reed received a B.S. in Finance from Brigham Young University and a Masters in Applied Economics from Johns Hopkins University. Reed loves all sports that have a ball, being outdoors, reading, solving problems and a good prank.
Frank is committed to supporting education because of the power and opportunity it brings to people’s lives. He also believes strongly in the mission and vision of Wallace Stegner Academy. Frank currently works at UBS Bank in Community Reinvestment where he works on investments and projects that help improve the economic condition of low-income communities. Prior to working at UBS Bank, Frank worked as the Director of Operations at Latinos in Action where he managed business development, program expansion and implementation, strategic planning, finance, and community relations. His efforts were to help close the educational achievement gap facing many junior high and high school students in Utah.
Frank received his B.A. in History and Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from Brigham Young University. He enjoys volunteering, playing basketball and volleyball, and finding himself learning something new on Wikipedia at least once a day.
He is excited for the opportunity students in Salt Lake City’s Glendale and Rose Park neighborhoods to attend WSA!
Upcoming Board Meetings
Meetings of Wallace Stegner Academy’s Governing Board of Directors are open to the public and follow the Utah Open Meetings Act. Board Meetings are posted at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance on the Utah Public Notice Website and include the time and location.
2015-2016 Board Meetings
|June 4, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|July 23, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|August 13, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 2, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|September 17, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 21, 2015||Agenda||Minutes|
|January 20, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 15, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 19, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 17, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 21, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 30, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
2016-2017 Board Meetings
|September 20, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|October 18, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|December 13, 2016||Agenda||Minutes|
|February 21, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|March 21, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|April 19, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|May 16, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
|June 21, 2017||Agenda||Minutes|
The Governing Board oversees the financial health of Wallace Stegner Academy. All budgets are reviewed, approved, and published on the Utah Public Finance Website.