Board of Trustees

The School Board oversees the daily operation of the school. For more information on the duties of the School Board go to the School Board Governance page.
School Board GovernanceSchool Board Bylaws


Click the board member’s photo to view their conflict of interest and ethics statement.

Reed Ryan

Reed Ryan

Board President

Reed Ryan is originally from Evergreen, Colorado, but has now lived in Utah for over twenty years. Prior to moving to Saratoga Springs, Reed and his family spent time in Washington, DC where he worked in the United States Senate and obtained his law degree from The George Washington University. Professionally, Reed has been involved in government and public affairs for the past fifteen years. He currently runs a 501 (c) 6 non-profit trade organization representing the needs of the road construction industry in Utah. Together with his wife Syndi they have four children, all of whom have attended and currently attend the Ranches Academy. Reed has served as chair of the board directors for the school for close to three years and enjoys his service to the school and the community. When he is not at work or on the local golf course, Reed enjoys spending time outdoors doing yard work, fly fishing, and hiking and camping with his family.

Rachel Dabel

Rachel Dabel

Vice President

Rachel is a former educator in both areas of Special and General Education with her degree coming from BYU in the area of Severe & Profound Special Education. She left the classroom to become a stay at home mother of two young daughters but continues to place a high value on education in her life as well as her daughters’ lives. Rachel still practices her love of teaching in the early hours of the morning by teaching English to Chinese students, an important skill she learned while teaching abroad in Costa Rica as a young adult. She spends her free time reading textbooks about art history, bread baking, economics, gardening, and anything else that she can find. Rachel has lived in Utah for the last ten years with her husband and has learned to love the desert, but will always keep a special place in her heart for the midwest & south from her childhood.

Paul Jerome

Paul Jerome

Board Treasurer

Paul Jerome and his wife have lived in Eagle Mountain for 20 years.  They have three children – two of which have attended Ranches Academy.  Paul has a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting from the University of Utah and a Master of Public Administration degree from Brigham Young University and is a fan of both football teams, but still bleeds red in the end!  Paul began his full-time working career at KUTV Channel 2 in the News Department before going to work for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints headquarters.  Eventually Paul began working for Eagle Mountain City as a Senior Accountant and progressed to become Finance Director and Assistant City Administrator.  Paull now serves as the City Administrator for Eagle Mountain City.   Paul enjoys cycling, hiking spending time in the mountains and travelling.

Preston Griffin

Preston Griffin

Board Secretary

Preston is originally from Provo but has lived in his home in Eagle Mountain for nine years.  He and his wife, Sherlyn, are parents of three daughters, and the two that are school-aged are enrolled at The Ranches Academy.  He has a bachelor’s degree in Economics/Business Management from BYU and am currently a Product Manager for Cox Automotive.  When he is not working and don’t have any kids’ soccer games, you will find our family in the mountains somewhere camping.  We love just to load everything up and adventure into the mountains to spend the weekend.

Kedrick Morris

Kedrick Morris

Board Member

Kedrick is originally from the promised land of southern California. Despite calling Utah home since 2013, the beach and continuous warm weather will always hold a special place in his heart. After growing up in California, Kedrick studied Marketing at Brigham Young University-Idaho. It was in Idaho that he met his bride-to-be and they started their family. After graduating

with his bachelor’s degree in Marketing he moved with his family to Utah. He quickly found a great passion for Internet Marketing and quickly took that as his career route. Now after spending the last 8 years in internet marketing he still finds great joy in working in a constantly changing field as technology advances. He has spent the last 7 of those years focusing on marketing in the travel industry. Kedrick and his wife have 4 children and are expecting their 5th in September. Their two oldest boys attend Ranches academy (3rd and Kindergarten) and look forward as their children grow to having all their kids attend. When not working, Kedrick prefers to spend his time with his family. He also has a great passion for reading and enjoys
reading fantasy, sci-fi, biographies, business books, but will always say his favorite book is The Hobbit, by J.R.R Tolkien. Kedrick also loves to play sports, particularly basketball, spending time outdoors, and will never miss a chance to go play at the beach.
Karen White

Karen White

Board Member

Karen is originally from the UK, but has lived in Utah County for several years. She is married to her husband of 7 years, and they are the proud parents of a wonderful little boy who currently attends the Ranches Academy. They chose the Ranches Academy for it’s small, community feel with exceptional staff and ethos. Karen received her Bachelors Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Information Technology in the UK and has worked in the IT industry for many years. As well as being an IT consultant, she also runs her own soccer club in the area. When she isn’t working, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends and taking advantage of the beautiful Utah scenery.

Michelle Bennet

Michelle Bennet

Board Member

I am a hardworking dedicated mom to one beautiful daughter! She is the light of my life and my ultimate side kick..I work full time and also volunteer a lot of my time. I wanted to branch out and volunteer my time more with other services besides the Utah National Guard and joined the school board here at The Ranches Academy. I wanted to learn more about academics and how things work with schools and thought this would be a great fit. I’ve been in the medical field for the last 15 years and ive done a 180 and changed careers and now work for the State of Utah. I am always here to answer any questions or concerns anyone has and I am honored to be apart of an excellent team of board members.

Audit Committee

Board Vice President: Rachel Dabel

Board Treasurer: Paul Jerome

Board Member: Kedrick Morris

Parent: Randy Luck

Board meetings are held the third Thursday of each month unless otherwise noted on the school calendar located on our home page.

Meeting Agenda & Minutes


Agenda:     January 21     February 18     March-No Meeting     April 15     May 20     June 17      July 27     August 19     September 16

Minutes:    January 21     February 18     March-No Meeting     April 15     May 20     June 17      July 27     August 19     September 16


Agenda:    January 16     February 20     March 19     April 16     May 21     June 29     July 16     August 27     September 17     October 22     November 19

Minutes:   January 16     February 20     March 19     April 16     May 21     June 29     July 16     August 27     September 17     October 22


Agenda:   January 17     February 21     March 21     May 16     June 19     September 12     October 24     November 21    

Minutes:  January 17     February 21     March 21     May 16     June 19     September 12     October 24     November 21     


Agenda:    January 17     March 1     March 6     April 26     June 12     July 10     August 28     September 20     October 25     December 10

Minutes:   January 17     March 1     March 6     April 26     June 12     July 10     August 28     September 20     October 25     December 10


Agenda:   March 9      June 17     August 24    October 26     November 30     

Minutes:  March 9     June 17      August 24    October 26     November 30     


Agenda:    January 7   March 1     March 10     June 16    August 25   September 22    October 4
Minutes:   January 7   March 1     March 10     June 16    August 25   September 22    October 4


Agenda:    March 12       May 21       June 16            June 23    Oct 1
Minutes:   March 12       May 21      cancelled        June 23    Oct 1 


Agenda:      January 9       February 13    March 6    March 27     June 24    October 9    November 13
Minutes:     January 9      February 13     March 6    March 27     June 24    October 9    November 13


Agenda:      January 3     March 7   April 10    May 2     May 22    June 27   September 5
    March 7       April 10    May 2       June 27   September 5    September 26    October 29


Agenda:      January 21      September 6      November 1
Minutes:     January 21       June 7     April 26     March 8     March 1    October 18


Agenda:     January 6    January 27     February 17   June 9     September 1    October 13    November 1
Minutes:    May 5    June 9     September 1     November 1


Agenda:     June 8    September 23    October 7
Minutes:   October 7


Agenda:    January 29     May 7