My name is Joe Millward. My children have attended Reagan Academy for many years; I currently have two children enrolled. I love the opportunities that the school provides all Reagan students to build solid academic foundations, challenges them at a pace individualized to their abilities, and enables parents and teachers to work together to achieve the educational goals we have for our children. I graduated from Brigham Young University with a master’s degree in accounting. After beginning my career at a CPA firm, I now work as a financial controller for a manufacturing company. In this role I work as part of a management team to accomplish the goals we set as an organization. Analyzing financial statements, developing and implementing internal controls and comparing our performance to our plan are some of the work responsibilities I have had for the past ten years. I believe these skills can be used as a member of the board of trustees as it governs the school to ensure Reagan Academy is meeting its goals and the mission outlined in its charter. The opportunities parents have to volunteer and be involved sets our school apart. My wife Kamie and I have volunteered in classrooms, on field trips, and on the book fair committee and have seen what a difference parent involvement can make. I appreciate all that Reagan Academy has done for my family and enjoy the opportunity to give back by serving on the board of trustees. I hope we can all work together to ensure a great educational experience for our kids.
My name is David Mickelson and I'm interested in becoming a parent-elected board member. I grew up in California as a son of two educators. My father worked in special education and my mother was an elementary school principal. I came to Utah to study history at BYU and have loved living here ever since. All four of our children (16, 14, 11, and 8) have gone to Reagan Academy for their education. We have participated in a wide variety of activities at Reagan like science fairs, spelling bees, book fairs, art competitions, sports, music, and theatre. I feel like we've seen almost every aspect of the school that it has to offer. I know there is a lot of "behind the scenes" work that goes into making Reagan great. My 16 years of management experience in both retail and technology have given me a common-sense approach to creating policies and procedures that boost achievement. I have experience reviewing and acting upon profit and loss statements along with analyzing other revenue and metric reports. Additionally, I have participated in other charitable organizations such as United Way and Junior Achievement as a corporate volunteer. Politics are not my bread and butter, rather I enjoy discussing challenges as a team and letting the best ideas flourish.
I am uniquely qualified to be a board member at Reagan currently. I am a small business owner and have run and operated our own retail clothing stores for nearly 20 years now, and I have lots of experience looking over financials, legal documents, and policies. In my previous professional career, I was a teacher and curriculum developer. I served on the Reagan board for 5 years and again over the several years. During my time I have helped bond and purchase the school, begin policy governance (I helped write nearly all the current policies and it’s my signature on the bottom of each one), expand the school facility. I also understand state regulations and fund-based accounting (required by the state). I also served for 2 years on the USOE grant writing committee that brought federal funding from Washington to Utah to fund charter schools from 2006-2008
My name is Emily Shaw and I am the mother of a Reagan Academy student in 5th grade (plus 2 students who "graduated" from Reagan). Our family loves Reagan Academy and I'm so grateful my family has been a part of it for so many years. Since my oldest was in kindergarten (10+ years) I have loved serving with other Reagan parents by helping with school activities, volunteering in the classroom or on field trips and serving on the PVO Board. I feel honored to not only work with the amazing teachers and staff here at Reagan, but to also serve them during our Appreciation Week!
I am a graphic designer and have worked as an administrative secretary in the past. With my work experience I have had many opportunities to work with different teams to make things happen and get the job done. I am constantly learning new things and feel that knowledge is key to making decisions in whatever field you are in. The skills I have learned on the job, as well as previous time spent on the PVO Board, help me as I serve with the other Board members making sure Reagan is the best for our students, teachers and staff. I have gotten to know many parents and family members over the years and I welcome your comments and questions!
My name is Amy Magleby. I have a daughter (7th grade) and son (5th grade) who attend Reagan. Our family has been involved with the school since my daughter was in kindergarten in various capacities including helping in the classroom and other school events, chaperoning field trips, and serving on the PVO board.
I have been in the banking industry for over 20 years and currently work for a local bank managing a team of lenders in Utah and Salt Lake Counties. Some of skills in my current job that I believe could benefit the board include analyzing financial statements, evaluating business plans and projections, and ensuring that my team meets our profitability and growth goals while following internal/external policy and procedures. I also sit on the United Way of Utah County executive committee and prior to that spent five years working with the Utah Valley Chamber of Commerce on the Women’s Business Network board.
Our family loves Reagan and its teachers and staff. I believe Reagan is best place for my children to get the foundation they need to be successful and am willing to commitment the necessary time and resources needed to ensure that Reagan can continue with its mission.