USBA Annual Conference 2024

Keynote Speaker Dr. C. Shane Reese C.

Shane Reese began his tenure as the 14th president of Brigham Young University on May 1, 2023. Prior to his appointment, he served as BYU Academic Vice President from 2019 to 2023, and dean of the BYU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences from 2017 to 2019. Reese also serves as a member of the Department of Statistics faculty and an elected fellow of the American Statistical Association.

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Reimagining Risk

Presented by Rachel George Terry, Division Director, Utah Division of Risk Management.

Rachel received her BA from Utah State University (Go Aggies)! and her JD from BYU. Rachel has thirteen-year-old twins and loves hiking and traveling with them and rewatching The Good Place. Rachel will discuss changes at Risk Management. The Utah Risk Fund participants include state agencies, state institutions of higher education, public school districts, and participating public charter schools.

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Increasing  Student Learning Through Building Employee Engagement

Presented by Frank Stewart, Vice President and Frank Schofield, Superintendent, Logan School District

USBA Board of Directors We all know the stresses educators have faced over the last few years have often had negative impact on morale and engagement. However, data shows as a teacher’s engagement rises, so does student achievement. In order to promote morale and provide the positive environment people need to achieve, Logan City School District is using an annual process of surveys and structured discussions designed to build employee engagement in every school. Session attendees will learn basic principles that promote employee engagement as well as steps that any leader can use to increase engagement in their organization.

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Engagement Community Mental Health

Presented by Steve Carlsen, Superintendent, Box Elder School District Facilitator:

Due to limited resources in our local communities, Box Elder School District has been developing a program to increase prevention efforts and overcome obstacles, related to seeking out and obtaining treatment for mental health and substance use among our students. We work in prevention and intervention with evidence based programs and direct services to meet student needs. Come hear about our innovative approach to improve student function within our district population.

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