The Canyons Board of Education is comprised of seven elected community leaders who are responsible for establishing education policy for the children who attend school in Utah’s newest school district. The Board of Education works to create and implement a vision for public education that is focused on student achievement, innovative practices, community engagement, and customer service. To that end, the Board strives to support a school system that is responsive to patrons and ensures all students are prepared for college and careers when they graduate from high school.
Sherril H. Taylor is one of the first seven members to serve on the inaugural Canyons Board of Education. Elected to the Jordan Board of Education in 2004, Mr. Taylor currently serves as President of the Canyons Board of Education. He represents District 6. Mr. Taylor holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Utah State University, a Master of Education degree from Westminster College, and an Administrative Certificate from the University of Utah.
A retired educator of 33 years, Mr. Taylor has served as a classroom teacher, middle school assistant principal, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, and staff assistant in the Jordan District Central Office. He also served four years as Vice President of the inaugural Canyons Board of Education. He is an associate with the Center for the Improvement of Teacher Education and Schooling (CITES), and has served on numerous Jordan District committees. He has served as a member of the Board of Trustees for the Utah High School Activities Association, and as a youth leader and camp director for the United States Forest Service.
He and his wife, Patricia, have two children and six grandchildren.
Steve Wrigley was elected to the Canyons Board of Education in November 2010 to represent District 5 in Sandy. He has a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology Counseling from California State University, Fresno. He teaches community Marriage Education classes and is a Certified Public Manager. Mr. Wrigley has worked the past 37 years in the human services field, serving individuals and families with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities. He is a winner of the Utah Department of Human Services’ Lifetime Achievement award and the Utah Governor’s Award for Excellence for Humanitarianism. He is an administrator with the Utah Department of Human Services, in the Division of Services for People with Disabilities.
Mr. Wrigley believes strongly in community and church service. In addition to serving as a member of the Board of Education, he serves on the Sandy City Board of Adjustment. Mr. Wrigley and his wife, Carrie Maxwell Wrigley, are the parents of five children. Two of their children attend schools in the Canyons School District.
Nancy Tingey was elected to the Canyons Board of Education in November 2012. She represents District 3, which covers part of Cottonwood Heights, Sandy, and the Town of Alta. Mrs. Tingey earned a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University. She has been an active parent volunteer in public schools for more than 20 years. In addition to classroom, PTA, and District committee experience, Mrs. Tingey has served on School Community Councils at Quail Hollow Elementary School, Albion Middle School, and Brighton High School for a combined 19 years, and as Chairwoman for eight of those years.
She and her husband Steve have five children, four of whom have graduated from Brighton High, and one who attends Albion Middle School.
Robert J. Green was elected to the Canyons Board of Education in November 2012 to represent District 1. He graduated from Brighton High School in 2000. He earned a Master of Science in Systems Engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School; a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Utah; and an Associate of Science in Chemistry from Salt Lake Community College.
While at the University, he worked as an engineering intern at a small jet engine manufacturing company in its investment casting cell. He currently is a federal employee and works in the design and manufacturing of solid fuel rocket motors. His assignment includes rocket motor final assembly, motor storage, gage committee, IT support, and inspection planning.
Mr. Green has lived in Midvale since 1998. He enjoys spending time with family, camping, cycling, ice hockey, swimming, and science fiction. His wife, Britanie, has worked as a teacher at Oakdale Elementary. Together, they have four children.
Amber Shill was elected to the Canyons Board of Education in November 2014. She represents District 2, which covers most of Cottonwood Heights City. Over the past 15 years, Ms. Shill has volunteered in Canyons District schools, serving on multiple districtwide committees and in leadership capacities on School Community Councils and PTAs at Bella Vista Elementary, Butler Middle and Brighton High School. Most recently, she served as the School Community Council Chair at Brighton High from 2012-2014.
Ms. Shill graduated cum laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Finance. Her civic involvement includes volunteering in Cub Scouts, leading youth groups, and serving as a Salt Lake County Precinct Delegate.
Ms. Shill and her husband have four children who attend or have graduated from the Brighton feeder system.
Clareen Arnold comes to the Board of Education with a strong commitment to education and genuine compassion for students. Elected in 2014, Ms. Arnold has served 20 years as a classroom teacher, elementary assistant principal, elementary principal, and a Spanish instructor. She also has worked as an Educational Talent Search Counselor serving 11 middle schools and 11 high schools and working with low-income, first-generation college-bound students.
Ms. Arnold has written and published 14 elementary and middle school curriculum workbooks, and worked as a presenter at science and math education workshops. She has Master’s Degree in Education in Administration and Curriculum Development from Azusa Pacific University. She has two Bachelor of Science Degrees: one, in Secondary Education in Physical Education from Utah State University; and a second in Elementary Education at Southern Utah State University. She also earned an Associate’s Degree in Accounting from Salt Lake Community College.
Ms. Arnold has nine children and 19 grandchildren. She enjoys camping, hiking, biking, skiing, and swimming, and believes strongly in community and church service.
Chad Iverson was elected to the Canyons Board of Education in November 2012 to represent District 7 in Draper. Mr. Iverson has held various finance, product and operational roles at venture-backed start-ups such as AAPC, eXperticity, Extend Health, Ancestry.com and AutoTrader.com.
Mr. Iverson earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, and graduated summa cum laude from Brigham Young University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science. Mr. Iverson’s passions include family, marathons, triathlons, skiing, start-ups and political biographies. He and his wife, Sherry, are the parents of four children.