Board of Directors

Ken Bradshaw

President

Ken Bradshaw

Ken Bradshaw

President

4-Year Term (June 2022)

Ken Bradshaw holds a BS with a triple major in Political Science, History, and Education, and a minor in Psychology.  He received my Secondary Teaching Certificate in 1971. He holds a Master of City Management degree (MCM) and has been a city administrator/the city manager in both Tennessee and Virginia. Ken holds a JD from the University of Utah and has practiced in various areas of local government for almost 30 years as a city attorney, prosecutor, and general counsel to special service districts, a regional fire district, and two culinary water districts.  Ken holds a PhD with emphasis in State and Local Government, American National Government, Law, and Political Theory. He has taught Political Science, Ethics, Sociology, Gerontology, Psychology, Criminal Justice, and Health Administration at Weber State University as an adjunct professor for 11 years.

Ken holds a state of Utah license as a Health Facility Administrator and in the early 1980s was responsible for what was then that the largest combined acute-care, intermediate care, and long-term care facility in the state of Utah.

Ken has served in and retired from the United States Navy having served as both an enlisted member and a commissioned officer, both on active duty and in reserve status, and he is a Vietnam combat veteran.

Ken has no free time these days due to his 11 grandchildren, but what time he does find he spends playing the guitar and banjo in a Folk/Bluegrass/Southern Gospel band.

After taking a deep breath from all of that, Ken is a founding member of the Board of Directors of Quest Academy. And, like those who have for the past ten years continually demonstrated their commitment to Quest, he is committed to a continuing focus on “it’s all about the children”.

Email:  kbradshaw@questac.org

Penn Bradshaw

Vice-President

Penn Bradshaw

Penn Bradshaw

Vice-President

4-Year Term (June 2020)

Penn Bradshaw has been a teacher of English and Honors English for over 40 years.  She has spent many of those years teaching in Utah at Weber School District, Ogden Preparatory Academy and a mentor teacher of these schools, as well as Quest Academy.  She has also taught in Florida and Tennessee.

Penn is a founding member of Quest Academy and it has been an absolute thrill to see the board’s vision for children come to fruition.  She and the rest of the Board continues to move forward with many ideas and projects to make Quest Academy even better!  This Board truly is “All About the Children” here at Quest.  Penn is very happy to be able to interact with all our teachers and students as they work on collaborative projects, STEM, as well as direct instruction from classroom teachers.  Obviously, she is a HUGE fan of all that goes on at Quest Academy.  Go Rams!

Email:  pbradshaw@questac.org

Jade Beckman

Financial Coordinator

Jade Beckman

Jade Beckman

Financial Coordinator

4-Year Term (June 2020)

Jade has been in the credit union and banking industry for over 20 years. He got his start at Mountain America Credit Union as a part time teller while attending college in 1992. Jade was part of the start up staff at Volkswagen Bank USA where he helped launch the bank’s home equity operation and credit policy. At Mountain America, he has been on the front lines as a mortgage loan originator and in management in the mortgage area. Currently, Jade holds the position of Vice President of Consumer Lending at Mountain America, where he oversees auto, RV, indirect lending, credit card, student lending and home equity lending and serves on the credit union’s loan committee and rate committee.

Jade is a graduate of the University of Utah with a BS in Accounting and also holds an MBA from Utah State University. He is the proud father of 5 children including twin boys. His interests include fly fishing, hiking the beautiful mountains of Utah, travelling and spending time with his family and cheering for the Utes. He and his wife Brandy reside in Clinton, Utah.

Email:  jbeckman@questac.org

Steven Reeve

Board Member

Steven Reeve

Steven Reeve

Board Member

Continuing Heidi Jex's remaining 4-Year Term (June 2019)

Steve was raised in the Military for his younger years living in many different states but finally settled in Utah to finish Elementary school and eventually graduated from Roy High School. He attended Weber State University where he received a Bachelor’s degree in Health Administrative Services.  Shortly before graduation, he moved to St. Augustine, Florida with his wife and young son where he received his Master’s Degree in Occupational Therapy before moving back to Utah to establish his family and career. They have been blessed with four wonderfully energetic children.

After working for various rehab facilities, Steve joined the sales team at Pride Mobility and Quantum Rehab where he has worked for the last 15 years currently working as the Northwest Regional Manager.

Email:  sreeve@questac.org

Michele Kersey-Smith

Board Member

Michele Kersey-Smith

Michele Kersey-Smith

Board Member

4-Year Term (June 2021)

Michele Kersey Smith  is a founding member of Quest Academy Charter School (QA) and has been involved since it’s conception.  She loves to serve the community of QA and has enjoyed seeing the vision of the charter come to fruition.

Michele received her Bachelor of Science degree at Weber State University (WSU).  She continued her education at WSU to earn her Mathematics Endorsement Level III as well as her Masters of Education.  She sustained her Administrative Endorsement from Idaho State University.  Michele has been a mathematics teacher/coach for over 30 years.  She has held several positions in Weber School District for the past 32 years; math teacher/coach, English teacher, mentor, drill coach, cheer coach, softball coach, and Key Club advisor just to name a few.  She has held several leadership positions on school/district committees.  She also served as a member of the State Northwest Accreditation Team.

Michele’s last year teaching was at Roy High School in 2017.  She has been enjoying retired life but has continued her love for students by substitute teaching when she can.  In fact, Michele will be returning to Roy High School in the fall to teach mathematics full time.  Michele and her husband Ogden live in West Point.  Michele it committed to Quest Academy and truly believes that “It’s All About the Children”!

Email:  mkersey@questac.org

Brittney Hale

Board Member

Brittney Hale

Brittney Hale

Board Member

4-Year term (June 2021)

Brittney was raised in Marriott-Slaterville where she attended Weber High School and later graduated from Weber State University.  After college, she married her sweet husband and shortly thereafter moved to Houston, Texas.  After Texas, she moved to South Carolina, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee, Oklahoma and finally found her way back to Utah!  She is the proud mom to five wonderful boys who are the joy of her life.

Along with being a mom, Brittney enjoys camping, photography, planning events and parties, doing DIY projects, interior design and decorating!  Brittney's boys have attended Quest Academy from the day the doors opened and they are proud to be a Rams Family.

Email:  bhale@questac.org

Kristin Schill

POQA Treasurer

Kristin Schill

Kristin Schill

POQA Treasurer

POQA Representative for the Board of Directors
1 Year Term (June 2019)

Kristin has been a parent at Quest for two years and has two children attending (with the 3rd waiting, somewhat impatiently, to be old enough to join her brothers).  She loves doing what she can to help the school be an amazing place for the kids’ education and is happy to be serving on the POQA board as treasurer.

Kristin studied pre-veterinary medicine and chemistry at Weber State University, and is, and always has been, deeply in love with all things science. One of her favorite things is to be able to answer her kids when they say “Hey Mom, why does [insert science question]?” Being able to see the way they light up when they discover a new, really cool thing, about the world comes as a close second. Her enthusiasm for science is matched by her love of the arts. She is an avid musician who is self-taught on several instruments, and often plays alongside her husband in local community bands. Currently, Kristin works in two of her lifelong passions as an author and freelance graphic designer.  She also enjoys camping, motorcycle riding, and playing ice hockey.

 

Email:  poqatreasurer@gmail.com

Board Meetings

All Quest Academy (QA) Board of Directors Meetings are open to the public.  Meetings and agendas are posted at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance and include the time and location.  QA follows the Utah Open Meetings Act. If you are interested in receiving an automatic e-mail or RSS feed whenever the QA Board of Directors will be having a public meeting, you may visit the Utah Public Meeting Notice website and search for Quest Academy.

Meeting minutes are also made available to the public by request. To request a written copy of board meeting minutes or an audio recording of an open meeting, please email your request to: DBullock@QuestAc.org

2018-2019 Board Meeting Schedule

2017-2018 Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 8, 2017 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
September 12, 2017 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
October 10, 2017 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
November 14, 2017 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
November 16, 2017 Agenda / Minutes
January 9, 2018  CANCELLED
February 13, 2018 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
March 13, 2018 Agenda / Minutes
April 10, 2018 CANCELLED
May 8, 2018 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
June 12, 2018* Agenda / Minutes Agenda
June 14, 2108 Agenda / NO QUORUM
June 25, 2108 Agenda / Minutes
 *Annual Board Meeting

 

2018-2019 Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 14, 2018 Agenda Agenda
September 11, 2018
October 9, 2018
November 13, 2018
January 8, 2019
February 12, 2019
March 12, 2019
April 9, 2019
May 14, 2019
June 11, 2019*
 *Annual Board Meeting

 

Financial Oversight

The Governing Board oversees the financial health of Quest Academy. All budgets are approved by the Governing Board and published on the Utah Public Finance Website.

Archives

2007-2008 Meetings Board Meetings Work Sessions
January 30, 2007 Agenda / Minutes  
July 19, 2007 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Minutes
August 8, 2007 CANCELLED CANCELLED
September 18, 2007 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Minutes
October 9, 2007 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Minutes
November 13, 2007 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Minutes
December 11, 2007 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Minutes
January 8, 2008 CANCELLED CANCELLED
February 12, 2008 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Minutes
March 11, 2008 CANCELLED CANCELLED
April 8, 2008 Agenda / Minutes CANCELLED
May 13, 2008 CANCELLED CANCELLED
June 10, 2008 Agenda / Minutes CANCELLED
2008-2009 Meetings Board Meetings Work Sessions
July 8, 2008 Agenda / Minutes
August 12, 2008 Agenda / Minutes
September 9, 2008 Agenda / Minutes
October 14, 2008 Agenda / Minutes
November 11, 2008 Agenda / Minutes
December 9, 2008 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
January 13, 2009 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
February 10, 2009 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
February 26, 2009 Cancelled
March 10, 2009 Agenda / Minutes
March 31, 2009 Agenda / Minutes
April 14, 2009 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
May 12, 2009 Cancelled
June 9, 2009 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
July 23, 2009 Agenda / Minutes
2009-2010 Meetings Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 11, 2009 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
September 8, 2009 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
September 12, 2009 Minutes
September 25, 2009 Agenda / Minutes
October 13, 2009 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
October 16, 2009 Agenda / Minutes
November 10, 2009 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
December 14, 2009 Agenda / Minutes
January 12, 2010 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
February 2, 2010 Agenda / Minutes
February 9, 2010 Agenda / Minutes
March 9, 2010 Agenda / Minutes
April 13, 2010 Agenda / Minutes
May 11, 2010 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
June 8, 2010 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
2010-2011 Meetings Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 10, 2010 Agenda / Minutes
September 1, 2010 Agenda / Minutes
September 14, 2010 Agenda / Minutes
October 5, 2010 Agenda / Minutes
November 2010 Canceled
December 2010 Canceled
January 11, 2011 Agenda / Minutes Agenda [canceled]
February 8, 2011 Agenda / Minutes
March 8, 2011 Agenda / Minutes
April 12, 2011 Agenda / Minutes Affidavit
May 10, 2011 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
June 7, 2011 Agenda / Minutes
July 15, 2011 Agenda / Minutes
2011-2012 Meetings Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 9, 2011 Agenda / Minutes
September 13, 2011 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
September 19, 2011 Agenda / Minutes
September 26, 2011 Agenda / Minutes
October 11, 2011 Agenda [canceled]
October 13, 2011 Agenda / Minutes
November 8, 2011 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
January 10, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
February 28, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
March 13, 2012 cancelled
April 10, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
May 8, 2012 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidaivt
June 12, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
2012-2013 Meetings Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 14, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
September 11, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
October 9, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
November 13, 2012 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
December 21, 2012 Agenda / Minutes
January 8, 2013 Agenda / Minutes
February 12, 2013 Agenda / Minutes
February 15, 2013   Agenda / Minutes / Affidavit
March 12, 2013 Agenda / Minutes Affidavit
April 9, 2013 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
May 14, 2013 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
June 11, 2013 Agenda / Minutes
2013-2014 Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 13, 2013 Agenda / Minutes
September 10, 2013 Agenda / Minutes
October 8, 2013 Agenda / Minutes
October 22, 2013 Agenda / Minutes
November 12, 2013 Agenda / Minutes
January 14, 2014 Agenda / Minutes
February 11, 2014 Agenda / Minutes
March 11, 2014 Agenda / Minutes
April 8, 2014 Agenda / Minutes
May 29, 2014 Agenda / Minutes
June 10, 2014 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
2014-2015 Board Meetings Closed Sessions
July 28, 2014 Agenda/Minutes
August 12, 2014 Agenda/Minutes
September 9, 2014 Agenda/Minutes
October 14, 2014 Agenda/Minutes
November 11, 2014 Agenda/Minutes Agenda/Affidavit
January 13, 2015 Agenda/Minutes
February 10, 2015 Agenda/Minutes
March 10, 2015 Agenda / Minutes
April 14, 2015 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
May 12, 2015 CANCELED
June 9, 2015 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
2015-2016 Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 11, 2015 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
September 8, 2015 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
October 13, 2015 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
November 10, 2015 CANCELED
December 8, 2015 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
January 12, 2015 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
February 9, 2016 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
March 8, 2016 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
April 12, 2016 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
May 10, 2016 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
June 21, 2016* Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
June 24, 2016** Agenda / Minutes
*Annual Board Meeting **Electronic Meeting
2016-2017 Board Meetings Closed Sessions
August 9, 2016 Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
September 13, 2016 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
October 11, 2016 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
November 18, 2016 Agenda / Minutes
November 29, 2016 Agenda / Minutes Agenda 
January 10, 2017 CANCELED
February 14, 2017 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
March 14, 2017 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
April 11, 2017 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
May 9, 2017 Agenda / Minutes Agenda
June 13, 2017* Agenda / Minutes Agenda / Affidavit
 *Annual Board Meeting