Board of Directors



Sandra Larsen
Board President
Term Expires June 2020
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I was born and raised in Tooele Utah and have 9 children (the youngest just starting college) and 10 grandchildren. When my children were young, I was as a stay at home mom and ran a daycare from my home for about 8 years. In 2002, I obtained a Real Estate license. One year ago I went back to school and earned a Broker's license and now run my own successful brokerage. Being in the real estate business, has afforded me the opportunity to meeting many new people who are moving into Tooele County. I have found that most of the new people moving here are very concerned with the quality of education that is available in the area for their children and the academic performances of each school. It is very exciting to tell my clients about Scholar Academy and the wonderful opportunities awaiting them!



Jared Hamner
Vice President
Term Expires June 2019
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Jared has also served on Scholar Academy’s board for the past five years and was a member when Scholar Academy sought and obtained its first revolving loan. He serves as the Executive Director of the Tooele County Chamber of Commerce; a position he has held for the last 6 years. In this responsibility, he is charged with promoting economic development and business throughout Tooele County. He also serves as an advisory board member for Utah State University.



Dusty Griffith
Financial Coordinator
Term Expires June 2019
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Dustin is a Controller at Zions Bancorporation and works with executives to make strategic decisions to ensure company viability and profitability. He has a strong background in managing people and processes and overseeing projects.



Ian Tomlinson
Board Member
Term Expires June 2020
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Ian is an experienced Senior Assurance Manager at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Salt Lake City where he has been employed for the last 11 years. He maintains his CPA certification and is a member of both the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) as well as the UACPA (Utah Association of Certified Public Accountants).



Dustin Laughlin
Board Member
Term Expires June 2020
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I have been a Tooele County resident all of my life. I started my professional career in the education system working for Tooele County School District and enjoyed many great years there. The real to life education experiences and opportunities I had while working in information technology there fostered the love for education that will be with me throughout my life.
After many years there, I decided to further my education and skills set through a business management opportunity in Healthcare Administration, where I am currently positioned.
My experience in the education system is what has helped me use my skills as building blocks and continue to grow and adapt in my current line of work. It is because of this that I am excited to be a part of Scholar Academy, so that these same educational opportunities are not only provided to my children, but for all of Tooele County. I feel that the educational opportunities presented by Scholar Academy are the forward thinking methods needed to prepare our children for the future.
In my spare time, I enjoy spending time with my beautiful wife Rena, my three wonderful children and other family members, playing golf, working on home improvement projects, and learning new things.



The Scholar Academy Governing Board is a non-profit board established to oversee the implementation of the school charter as approved by the Utah State Office of Education. The Governing Body consists of volunteers dedicated to acting in the best interests of the students, the families and the teachers of the Scholar Academy.

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