UEA Policy Ambassadors

Policy Ambassadors 2020

Every year dozens of policy changes affect Utah’s public schools but these changes don’t always result in the best outcomes for students and educators. Learn how YOU can influence policymaking to achieve better outcomes for students and the education profession by joining the UEA Policy Ambassador program.

The Policy Ambassador program is designed to:

  1.  Build a cohort of trained educators to speak on policy issues.
  2.  Develop and apply leadership skills to positively impact public education.
  3.  Magnify educators voice in the policymaking process.

2023 Policy Ambassadors

This fall, 20 educators were selected as UEA Policy Ambassadors and six educators were selected as Advanced Policy Ambassadors. The program launched with a Fall Retreat led by members of the UEA Legislative Team. The training focused on logistics of the legislative process and lobbying, developing leadership and advocacy skills to positively impact public education, and learning to magnify educator voice in the policymaking process.

UEA Policy Ambassadors engage in a series of activities related to the 2023 legislative session. In addition to training at the Fall Retreat, Ambassadors will participate in a Legislative Preview meeting, attend UEA Educator Day on the Hill, speak with their elected representative and senator, attend legislative committee meetings, and write about their experience for UEA’s Under the Dome webpage.

Congratulations to our 2023 UEA Advanced Policy Ambassadors!

Annette Croucher                Washington
Brian Barnum                       Granite
Lauren Rich                           USDB
Christianna Hoyt                  Granite
Ashlyn Drew                          Tooele
Kristofer Work                      Jordan

Congratulations to our 2023 UEA
Policy Ambassadors!

Rebecca Allen                         Canyons
Amy Antonini                         Davis
Brady Arnold-Diaz                 Granite
Julie Beane                              Canyons
Issachar Beh                            Murray
Aironn Bishop                         Millard
Jodie Burch                             Davis
Kirsten Federico                     Granite
Diane Flood                            Alpine
Jason Jones                             Davis
Stephanie Jones                       Alpine
Haley Kelly                             Granite
Mary Morgan                          Park City
Kathleen O’Donnell                Granite
Nancy Peterson                       Salt Lake City
Jeff Saunders                          Tooele
Darci Shepherd                       Davis
Tami Supino                           Davis
Kristen Thomas                       Park City
Shelley Timothy                      Tooele

2022 Policy Ambassadors

Recent Policy Ambassador Posts

Policy Ambassador: Utah's Struggling Teacher Ratio
The teacher-to-student ratio in public schools in Utah is a significant concern that needs to be addressed ...
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Policy Ambassadors: Building Relationships is Key to Success
Our legislators are expected to be experts in just about anything you can think of. They are responsible for voting ...
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Policy Ambassador: "One Small Success Will Lead to Something Greater"
I find encouragement in the idea that big things start small. I’ve seen that phrase come up in many aspects ...
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Questions? Contact:
Dr. Sara Jones
UEA Government Relations and Professional Programs Director
801-417-0241 | sara.jones@myUEA.org