UAPCS Staff

Royce Van Tassell

Executive Director

Royce Van Tassell

Royce Van Tassell

Executive Director 

Royce Van Tassell brings a wealth of experience to the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, having previously served in a variety of positions with the Utah Taxpayers Association, Parents for Choice in Education, the American Civil Rights Institute and the Pacific Research Institute. He earned a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from BYU, and did graduate studies in political economy at Utah State University. His reading tastes are eclectic, running from law, economics and other public policy books to John Grisham, Shakespeare and Dr. Seuss. In his free time, Royce skis, mountain bikes and plays volleyball. For years he and his wife Leila have been season ticket holders with the BYU Men’s Volleyball program. And on more than one occasion, Royce has attended a midnight movie premiere in costume.

(801) 836-7028

Email:  royce@utahcharters.org

Debby Llewelyn

Director of Operations

Debby Llewelyn

Debby Llewelyn

Director of Operations 

Debby joined the charter school movement in 2006.  Her experience includes serving a 1-year term as FSO (PTO) vice-chair at Mountainville Academy, a 1-year term as FSO Chair, a 6-year term on Mountainville Academy's board of trustees, 4 of those as chair.  She joined the UAPCS board in 2012 and served as secretary.  She was later hired by UAPCS as the Director of Training to build and expand the UAPCS mentoring and training program for charter schools in Utah.  For the last several years, Debby has volunteered on a non-profit youth football district board and is currently president-elect.  She is a graduate of Utah State University, a former social worker, and a married mom to 4 wonderful boys.

 

Email:  debby@utahcharters.org

Erik Roan

Communications Director

Erik Roan

Erik Roan

Communications Director 

Email:  erik@utahcharters.org

Joylin Lincoln

Director of Training

Joylin Lincoln

Joylin Lincoln

Director of Training 

Joylin Lincoln is passionate about education. She loves teaching and admires so many who give so much to educate others. She has a strong belief that education is not one size fits all and it is our responsibility to find the best way to educate each child. Joylin Lincoln received a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University in 1994, and has maintained a Utah state teaching license since graduation. She taught 1st grade from 1994-1997. During the last 14 years she has been extremely involved with her children’s education, and spent the last 10 years working with charter schools.  She has taught classes at The Utah Charter Conference, provided training for several charter schools and written an article for Charterology. She was instrumental in starting the training and mentoring program at UAPCS.

Email:  joylin@utahcharters.org

Ashly Jeppson

Administrative Assistant

Ashly Jeppson

Ashly Jeppson

Administrative Assistant 

I am the Administrative Assistant for the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools, UAPCS with an expertise in providing administration support to managers and executives by determining their requirements and creating an effective liaison between different departments.

Previously working in hospitality and manufacturing full time, I was looking for a position with a more work/life balanced and was lucky to find UAPCS.  I am excited to be part of the team and help educate other individuals what other great options there are for education.

Currently, I am enjoying the youth of my only daughter and am looking forward to the warm weather to start camping, hiking and enjoying the outdoors with my family, including three dogs.  In my free time I also enjoy refinishing furniture and doing renovations to our townhome in Saratoga Springs, Utah

I am looking forward to working and getting to know each one of you.

Ashly Jeppson

 

Email:  ashly@utahcharters.org