Board of Directors

Board of Directors

The Governing Board of Career Path High brings collective experience and expertise along with a united spirit of dedication and innovation. The depth and breadth of relevant experience held by the Founding Board Members, combined with the success of a Higher Education Institution with a 32-year history as a provider of technically skilled workers needed for a modern workforce, bring together a partnership well suited to deliver a world-class education to the students of Career Path High.

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The Governing Board determines the mission and purpose of Career Path High and keeps it clearly in focus. They are responsible for ensuring that the academic program is successful, that the school program and operation is faithful to the terms of its charter, and that the school is a viable organization.

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All Board of Directors meetings are open to the public. Meetings and agendas are posted at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance on the Public Notice Website. The school will follow the Utah Open Meetings Act.

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Email the Governing Board at board@utahcph.org. .

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John Bilton, Board Chair

John graduated from Brigham Young University with a Masters Degree in Business and began working for WordPerfect Corporation headquartered in Orem Utah. He was hired by WordPerfect as a Regional Manager working out of Edmonton Alberta, Canada.

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John was recruited away from WordPerfect by a small technology company out of Salt Lake City, Utah, called Megahertz. Megahertz went public and was acquired by US Robotics and then 3Com Corporation. He stayed for a total of thirteen years between the three entities and served in various sales and business development roles. When John left 3Com Corporation he was responsible for the sales and distribution of all products in North and South America and managed a team of professionals from Canada to Brazil. Currently, John is employed by Centershift Inc. as Vice President of Business Development & Client Services located in Salt Lake City, Utah.

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John also serves as a member of the Farmington City Council, having just won his re-election campaign for a second term – Farmington was recently ranked 14th Best Places to Live for Small Cities under 50,000 residents by CNN/Money Magazine in their annual rankings. John is also serving as the current Mayor pro tem for Farmington City and is a past Chair of the Farmington City Planning Commission.

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For the past eighteen years John has lived and served in Davis County. His children have attended local public schools in Farmington and Kaysville. He and his family have been active members of the community serving in the Parent Teacher Organization, and John’s wife has been a full-time teacher in the Davis County School District.

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Dave Hansen

Dr. Dave Hansen entered the Air Force in 1986 and was commissioned in 1987 as a Distinguished Graduate from Officer Training School following graduation from the University of Utah. He served twenty-two years active duty as a career engineering officer, serving in a variety of positions as an engineer, Air Force Academy instructor, and staff officer.

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Following his retirement in the fall of 2007, Dr. Hansen began his civilian service in the 309th Maintenance Wing as the Squadron Director of the 809 MXSS, the Science and Engineering Labs. He is currently the Director of the 309th Maintenance Support Group at Hill Air Force Base.

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Dr. Hansen earned his Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah, Master of Science in Aeronautical Engineering from the Air Force Institute of Technology Ohio, and Doctor of Philosophy in Mechanical Engineering from Brigham Young University.

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Stacey Hutchings

Stacey Hutchings graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in History and Political Science Education. She is a Utah certified teacher in Secondary History and Government and has an endorsement to teach Spanish. She earned her M.Ed. at the University of Utah.

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Stacey’s employment history is centered around education. Stacey taught history and Spanish at Kearns Jr. High and Riverton High School. She also taught and was Assistant Principal at NewTyme School. Stacey was a founding teacher at Utah Virtual Academy Academy (UTVA), an online school and Utah’s largest charter school, teaching in K-8 before moving to the middle school as a lead teacher. She then became the Principal of K-8 before being selected to serve as the Head of School for UTVA in 2011, her current position of employment.

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Stacey is the Vice Chair of the Board for the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools. She is a member of the Women’s Legislative Council of Utah and the American Council of Young Political Leaders. Other community organizations and positions where she has served include Chair and member of the Kearns Town Council, community developer for Kearns Township and member of the Salt Lake County Library Board. Stacey served an LDS mission in Spain. She has been married for 17 years and has 4 wonderful children.

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Jerry Stevenson

Senator Jerry Stevenson has a rich background of community service. He has served as Weber State University Board of Trustees Chair, Envision Utah Chair, member of the DATC Board of Trustees, Layton City Planning Commission, Layton City Council, and Layton City Mayor for 12 years. Senator Stevenson currently serves as a State Senator and was appointed to his Senate seat on January 25, 2010.

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Jerry is a local business owner of J&J Nursery and Garden Center in Layton. He is married and has children and grandchildren.

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Kim Ziebarth

Kim Ziebarth is the Vice President of Development and Quality at the Davis Applied Technology College. Kim has worked as an Information Technology instructor, a Senior Network Administrator, is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer and Certified Internet Webmaster. She earned a Bachelor’s Degree from Boise State University and Master’s Degree in Education from Utah State University, where she was recognized as an Academic Scholar.

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Kim has been recognized as an Outstanding Professional Administrative Employee; was Utah’s Distinguished Post-Secondary Information Technology Educator; and is a recipient of the Governor Henry Blood Excellence in Teaching Scholarship.

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Because of her experience, Kim is passionate about the role of Career and Technical Education in preparing students for employment and serving the needs of industry. Her knowledge of Davis Applied Technology College programs, courses, faculty, and institutional practices contribute to her ability to connect and work well with academic and industry partners.

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Board Meeting Minutes

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