Board of Directors

About the Board

The Syracuse Arts Academy (SAA) Board of Directors is a non-profit governing body made up of caring and experienced parents and community members established to oversee the implementation of the school charter as approved by the Utah State Office of Education.  The Governing Board of Directors adheres to the philosophy that the ability of the school to carry out its mission and meet its goals depends heavily on the ability to provide strategic direction, select and support strong school leaders, and ensure the financial stability of the school.

Board Rules of Order and Procedure


Board Members 

Bryan DeGrange
 Nathan Schow  Jerrad Pullum
Bryan DeGrange
June 2023
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Nathan Schow
Vice Chair
June 2025
Jerrad Pullum
June 2025

Mary Johnston  Rene Dreiling 
Mary Johnston
June 2024
Rene Dreiling
Financial Coordinator
June 2022
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Financial Oversight

The Governing Board oversees the financial health of Syracuse Arts Academy.  All budgets are approved by the Governing Board and published on the Utah Public Finance Website.  To contact the board with any questions or concerns, please click here.  

In accordance with Utah Code Ann. Section 53G-7-309, the governing board receives a budget report each month.  This budget report includes the following information: (i) the amounts of all budget appropriations; (ii) the disbursements from the appropriations as of the date of the report; and (iii) the percentage of the disbursements as of the date of the report.  The report is also available for public review.  To receive a copy of Syracuse Arts Academy's current monthly financials, CLICK HERE.

The Board Audit Committee is comprised of the Financial Coordinator and the Vice Chair.

Stakeholders of Syracuse Arts Academy may report financial concerns regarding fraud, waste, abuse, or non-compliance directly to the School in accordance with the School’s grievance policies.  Alternatively, stakeholders may report such financial concerns to the Utah State Board of Education through their Public Education Hotline at (801) 538-7813.  Full contact information for the Public Education Hotline can be found here.