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Meet the Board of Education

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, customer service and fiscal accountability. To that end, the Board strives to support a school system that is responsive to patrons and ensures every student is prepared for college and careers when they graduate from high school. 

What We Do

The Board of Education works with the Superintendent and Business Administrator to guarantee the judicious use of taxpayer funds while providing leadership that promotes increased student achievement at all grade levels. The Board approves administrative appointments, decides policies and procedures, meets regularly in open session to deliberate and decide the public’s business, conducts Town Hall constituency meetings to maintain relationships with patrons, and advocates for the continued support of public education.

Board Vision and Mission Statement

Vision Statement
Canyons School District is a public education system dedicated to delivering a high-quality education to students, valuing and rewarding the vital contributions of employees, and helping learners of all ages to be prepared for meaningful life opportunities. We value transparency and collaboration in governance. We work together with families, employees and community partners to establish and maintain safe, supportive, and academically challenging school environments which strengthen neighborhoods and communities.

Mission Statement
Every student who attends Canyons School District will graduate college- and career-ready.

Canyons School District Tenets

Student Achievement

Preparing all Canyons students to be career and college ready through evidence-based strategies for improvement.

Community Engagement

Making a difference through volunteer efforts, responsible SCC leadership, developing business relationships, and communicating Board actions.

Customer Service

Providing phenomenal service to taxpayers, stakeholders and constituents, representing Canyons in the best possible way in our public interactions.

Innovation

Utilizing technology to provide better learning opportunities and discovering new ways to promote student and employee learning.

Fiscal Accountability

Holding strong to Canyons District's commitment to always be fiscally responsible and legally compliant.

Core Value and Belief Statements 
• We aspire to continuously improve 
• We believe everyone can learn
• We build public trust and confidence through transparency
• We strive for excellence
• We are guided by evidence while encouraging innovation and creativity
• We collaborate to deliver the best outcomes
• We act with integrity and build relationships through mutual respect
• We care deeply about what we do and how we do it

Board Members

Nancy Tingey

District 3, President

Amber Shill

District 2, Vice President

Steve Wrigley

District 5, Vice President

Mont L. Millerberg

District 1

Clareen Arnold

District 4

Amanda Oaks

District 6

Chad Iverson

District 7

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Nancy Tingey

District 3 | Board President

Nancy Tingey is a two-term member of the Canyons Board of Education, first elected in 2012 and again in 2016, representing areas of Cottonwood Heights and Sandy, and the Town of Alta. She is the first woman to serve as CSD Board President. In 2017, Mrs. Tingey served as President of the Utah School Boards Association. In 2018, she served as the association’s legislative liaison. She earned a Bachelor of Science from Brigham Young University, and has been an active parent volunteer in public schools for more than 30 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.

Contact: nancy.tingey@canyonsdistrict.org

Amber Shill

District 2 | Vice President

Amber Shill was first elected to the Canyons Board of Education in November 2014 and won re-election in November 2018. She represents District 2, which covers most of Cottonwood Heights.

The Utah native has deep roots in civic engagement. For 20 years, she has been involved in schools, serving on multiple district committees and in leadership capacities on the School Community Councils and PTA’s at Bella Vista Elementary, Butler Middle and Brighton High. She has represented Canyons on statewide boards, including the Utah High School Activities Association and the Salt Lake County Parks & Recreation Advisory Board. She currently is President-Elect of the Utah School Boards Association where she also serves on the Joint Legislative Committee, Executive Committee and Advocacy Committee.

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.

Contact: amber.shill@canyonsdistrict.org

Steve Wrigley

District 5 | Vice President

Steve Wrigley was first elected to the Canyons Board of Education in November 2010 to represent District 5 in Sandy, and re-elected for his third term in November 2018.  He has a Master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling and a Bachelor of Science in Criminology Counseling from California State University, Fresno. A Certified Public Manager Mr. Wrigley enjoyed a 37-year career in the human services field, most recently, as an administrator with the Utah Department of Human Services, in the Division of Services for People with Disabilities serving individuals and families with developmental disabilities, traumatic brain injuries and physical disabilities. Mr. Wrigley is currently a Board-Certified Life/Retirement Coach, Support Coordinator for individuals with disabilities, and substitute teacher at the middle school and high school level at two area school districts. He is a winner of the Utah Department of Human Services’ Lifetime Achievement Award and the Utah Governor’s Award for Excellence for Humanitarianism. 

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 and the Sandy Police Department Volunteers in Police Service program. Mr. Wrigley and his wife, Carrie Maxwell Wrigley, are the parents of five adult children, all whom have attended schools in the Canyons School District.

Contact: steve.wrigley@canyonsdistrict.org

Mont L. Millerberg

District 1

Mont Millerberg was elected to the Canyons Board of Education in November 2016 to represent District 1. Millerberg is a familiar face to the Canyons school board, having served from 2008 to 2012 on the inaugural Canyons governing body. During his first term on the Board, Mont was instrumental in the creation of the Canyons Education Foundation, the fundraising arm of the District. Millerberg is a former chairman of the Hillcrest School Community Council (SCC) and former member of the Union Middle SCC. Before retiring to enjoy time with his family and continue his tradition of public service, he worked as a business owner and a Certified Public Accountant. He and his wife, Kris, an educator, raised their six children in the Midvale area. 

Contact: mont.millerberg@canyonsdistrict.org

Clareen Arnold

District 4

Clareen Arnold comes to the Board of Education with a strong commitment to education and genuine compassion for students. First elected in 2014, and again in November 2018, Ms. Arnold has served nearly 30 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.

Contact: clareen.arnold@canyonsdistrict.org

Amanda Oaks

District 6

Amanda Oaks joined the Canyons Board of Education in January 2019. A classically-trained musician, Mrs. Oaks attended Brigham Young University (BYU) on full academic and music scholarships and received a Bachelor of Arts in Viola Performance. Desiring to become a more effective community advocate, she went on to earn a law degree from BYU in 2004 and thereafter practiced estate planning.

A Utah native and mother of five children attending Canyons District schools, Mrs. Oaks believes collaborative partnerships between parents, educators, and administrators create stronger schools and communities. She has been a substitute teacher in Chinese Dual Language Immersion and music classrooms, a member of Draper Elementary’s School Community Council, and has served on the Utah Board of Education’s State Science Standards Review Committee. An advocate for arts education, she has been instrumental in bringing organizations like the Springville Art Museum and Timpanogos Storytelling Festival to neighborhood schools.

Mrs. Oaks and her husband, Sterling believe passionately in the importance of humanitarian service both locally and abroad. She rarely sits still, but enjoys pilates, researching classic books for her children’s reading, educational travel, and making delicious salads that even her kids will eat. 

Contact: amanda.oaks@canyonsdistrict.org

Chad Iverson

District 7

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. 

Contact: chad.iverson@canyonsdistrict.org

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