Three new members were welcomed July 12 to the Utah State Charter School Board. Robert Enger, Howard Headlee and Kristin Elinkowski were appointed by the governor and will serve 4-year terms in their new appointments.
Enger is a former president of the Utah chapter of the Insurance Accounting and Statistical Association (IASA). He served three years on the curriculum advisory board at Mountain West College. Enger also has served on the board of Providence Hall Charter School as treasurer since 2007, and is the current board president. He works as a controller and assistant general manager at Landcar Insurance Services, part of the Larry H. Miller Group. http://www.providencehall.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=64
Elinkowski is the president of the board of directors at North Davis Preparatory Academy. She worked as a congressional staff assistant for Congressman James V. Hansen, representing constituents with federal agencies. She managed several succeful campaings for both city council and mayoral elections. Elinkowski also serves as vice chairwoman on the Layton City Planning Commission. She graduated from Weber State University with a bachelor’s degree in political science and a business minor. http://www.northdavisprep.org/bio/kristin_elinkowski_BIO.html
Headlee is president and chief staff officer of the Utah Bankers Association. Prior to that, he served six years as vice president of the Utah Taxpayers Association, where he was responsible for the group’s legislative activities, and performed budget audits of Utah’s cities, counties and school districts. Headlee is the chairman of the American Preparatory Academy, which he founded in Draper. He graduated from the Brigham Young University School of Accountancy with a bachelor’s of science. He later earned a Master of Business Administration from the University of Utah. http://www.uba.org/displayboard.cfm?defaultdisplay=13596
“I looked forward to working with the three new members to improve charter school transparency and to promote accountability in upholding the commitments the board made in the charter agreement,” said Marlies Burns, director of charter schools.
The seven-member board meets every second Thursday of the month at the Utah State Office of Education building at 9 a.m. http://www.schools.utah.gov/charterschools/default.aspx