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Five Reasons Serving on the Athlos Board is Fun Right Now

About 18 months ago, a friend of mine, Bethany Zeyer, let me know about an open position on the Athlos Academy of Utah school board. I've always had a passion for education, and my kids' school seemed like a place where I could have a positive effect on the community. Also, I'd just finished reading  "The Smartest Kids in the World" by Amanda Ripley and, based on Amanda's advice, interviewed the school's director. I was in the mood to contribute! I applied and was accepted, and I've been serving on the board for a little over a year now. Since then, I've learned a whole lot about how a school is run. I've learned that someone needs to determine the school guidelines for pesticide usage. And that someone needs to be thinking about the long-term future of the school, whether or not to increase grade capacity, whether or not to match the pay increases big school districts are giving, and most importantly, evaluate whether or no