Mentoring Program

Experienced charter school mentors and certified trainers will be available to help you and your school with areas you need assistance in, at no charge to you or your school.  Please contact us using the “Request Help” button and we will put you in contact with one of our mentors in your area.  All mentor and certified trainer positions are currently filled.  We are accepting applications for the upcoming fiscal year beginning in July 2015.

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Meet our Mentors & Trainers

Mentoring Team

Matt Lovell

Northern/Central Finance Mentor

Matt Lovell

Northern/Central Finance Mentor 

Email:  matt@redapplefinance.com

Autumn Halliday

Operations Mentor - Statewide

Autumn Halliday

Autumn Halliday

Operations Mentor - Statewide 

Email:  ahalliday@lakeview-academy.com

Wade Glathar

Central Utah Administrative Mentor

Wade Glathar

Wade Glathar

Central Utah Administrative Mentor 

I have been involved with charter school administration for over 8 years, serving as the Director for the start-up years of three successful charter schools in Utah since 2006. I find a lot of energy, excitement, and satisfaction in being involved with a “start-up” project. Prior to “discovering” charter schools, I worked in both private and district schools, teaching classes ranging from A.P. German to European History, from German for 1st Graders to Creative Writing. I have also instructed at the university level as an adjunct professor and taught in the British Public School System while living overseas.
During my time as the Director of three charter schools, I have gained a solid understanding of state reporting requirements and basic school funding streams. A few times, and for specific projects, I have been contracted by state agencies to mentor charter schools with certain state reports and have also volunteered my time in an unofficial capacity with the same work. I want to see Utah charter schools succeed and have been happy and willing to share what I can with them in order to support that cause. Each of my campuses has been a place where positive school culture has abounded, both with parents and students as well as with employees. I have helped to develop and implement success school budgets (along with the expertise of Business Managers and Board Members). Ultimately, I have consistently brought all work back to understanding how it fulfills the mission and vision of the school & had the school’s mission be the guiding force behind all things undertaken.
I graduated from BYU with a B.A. Degree in Secondary Education and a M.A. Degree in Teaching & Learning/Curriculum & Instruction. I successfully completed the Educational Leadership: Administration & Supervision Praxis Exam, used nationwide as a standard for school administration licensure. I am married with two high school-aged children. As a family, we love to hike, travel, and go to the movies.

Email:  wade@utahcharters.org

Shannon Greer

Southern/Eastern Utah Board Mentor

Shannon Greer

Shannon Greer

Southern/Eastern Utah Board Mentor 

Shannon has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Brigham Young University. Prior to moving with her family to St. George, she taught in the Nebo and Tintic School Districts. She has served on the George Washington Academy, Board of Directors since 2010, serving first as the Vice President of the Board and currently as the Board President. She is the mother of 5 children ranging in age from 17 years old to 4 years old, four of whom have attended GWA. She is very involved in the Dixie High School Swim team, and the youth group in her church. In her free time she enjoys hiking, attending events with her children, traveling with her husband and reading.

Email:  shannon@utahcharters.org

Jonada Munk

Southern/Eastern Utah Finance Mentor

Jonada Munk

Jonada Munk

Southern/Eastern Utah Finance Mentor 

Jonada was born and raised in Albania. She graduated from Southern Utah University with a Master’s of Accountancy in December 2010. She was awarded the Outstanding Accounting Graduate from the Utah Association of CPAs. She joined Charter Solutions, a charter school management company, in May 2011. She enjoys her role as the Director of Audit and Compliance and has experience in working with various Charter Schools. Ada is the mother of two children. She loves the outdoors, cooking, running and any activities that involve spending time with family and friends.

Email:  jonada@utahcharters.org

Jennifer McCorvey

Southern/Eastern Utah Admin Mentor

Jennifer McCorvey

Jennifer McCorvey

Southern/Eastern Utah Admin Mentor 

Jennifer has seventeen years of experience in education, and has had the opportunity to work in the public, private and charter settings in various states. This diversity has allowed her to bring new ideas to the schools she works with and provide a different perspective on current challenges in education. She received her bachelor’s degree in Elementary Education and a master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in reading. She strives to continually grow and learn and is intrigued by educational research and how data is used to guide schoolwide and instructional goals. Jennifer currently serves as the Assistant Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment at George Washington Academy. She is the mother of two and in her free time enjoys reading, hiking, and camping with her family.

Email:  jenniferm@utahcharters.org
Website:  www.utahcharters.org

Certified Trainer Team

Lincoln Fillmore

Certified Trainer - Statewide

Lincoln Fillmore

Lincoln Fillmore

Certified Trainer - Statewide 

Lincoln has fifteen years of professional experience in education, including time as a teacher, principal, and business manager. He has been a primary author of seven approved charter applications and a contributing author to nearly a dozen others and has served on three charter school boards. In addition, he has served on the boards of the Utah Association of Public Charter Schools and Parents for Choice in Education. Lincoln is a graduate of the University of Utah.

Email:  lincoln@utahcharters.org

Steve Finley

Certified Trainer - Statewide

Steve Finley

Steve Finley

Certified Trainer - Statewide 

Hi my name is Steve Finley. I have a Bachelors of Accounting and a Masters of Accounting with and emphasis in Tax and Non-Profit/Governmental. I have been the business manager or overseen the business manager for 23 of Utah’s charter schools, over the past 8 years. My children are among those who have been able to benefit from a charter school. I didn’t enjoy school growing up (don’t judge me J) but my 5th grade son prefers school over summer vacation which baffles my mind and makes me grateful for charter schools and the experience he is having. My passion in life is to help. My skills are with numbers and organization. These two factors allow me to help charter schools be financially sound which in turn lets teachers and administrators focus more of their attention on the kids.

Email:  steve@utahcharters.org

Jennifer Perry

Certified Traininer - Statewide

Jennifer Perry

Jennifer Perry

Certified Traininer - Statewide 

Jennifer Perry has ten years working with charter schools in Utah as a parent, board member of two schools, board building officer for school construction, and as a reader for charter applications for the State Charter School Board. Possessing a bachelors degree in social work and a masters degree in education, she views charter schools as a valuable tool in the fight against inter-generational poverty and to provide school choice options that enable all students to meet their full potential. She is the founder of Endeavor Hall, a charter school in West Valley City that opened in 2011, where she continues to serve as board chair to improve education in an under-achieving community. She and her husband Gregg are the parents of three great boys, and they enjoy traveling, hiking, biking, kayaking, eating great food, and playing games together. When Jen isn't spending time with her family or working in the charter community she enjoys cooking, reading, gardening, and serving in her church.

Email:  jperry@utahcharters.org

Rick Veasey

Certified Trainer - Statewide

Rick Veasey

Rick Veasey

Certified Trainer - Statewide 

Mr. Richard (Rick) Veasey comes to you from Bradenton, FL where it never snows, and shorts and sandals are worn year round. There he taught Math at the middle and high school levels for several years and had many leadership opportunities.

He earned his B.S. degree in Management Information Systems from the University of South Florida (USF). While finishing this degree he was offered a part-time math teaching job at a middle school. After just one year of teaching, he knew this is where he needed to be. He later earned his Master’s degree in Education Leadership from USF.

He and his family live in the Saratoga Springs area and love serving in the community. He has several years of Charter school teaching and administrative experience and works hard to ensure student success.

His office wall has the following quote written and it motivates him and the influences the way he works for kids and schools: “Each and every day, each and every child; you have the power, the passion, and the knowledge to make a difference. Each and every day, each and every child.”

He was awarded Director of the Year by UAPCS in 2013 and has a proven success record in leading charter schools in Utah.

Email:  rick@utahcharters.org

 

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