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Board of Directors

Moab Charter School is carefully governed by an elected board made up of community members and parents. The board meets monthly in a meeting open to the public which is held in the Moab Charter School cafeteria, located at 358 East 300 South typically on the third Tuesday of each month at 5:15 pm (see schedule below). Please call the school at 259-2277 for up-to-date information on meeting times, if you would like to be placed on the agenda for community input, or to attend the meeting.

Board Chair - Jen Patterson (

Bio- Jen has been an MCS volunteer since her oldest child began in kindergarten in 2009.  Serving first in classrooms, then on the Parent Council, and finally on the Board, she values the character and energy of Moab Charter School.  Jen aims to preserve what’s working, to change what isn’t, and to support the success of the entire MCS community by listening, understanding complex policy issues, and performing good governance. Her motto is as follows: "it’s all of us working together - faculty, staff, administrators, and families - who make MCS a place where children are cherished for their individuality and thrive academically.

Vice Chair - Liz Dana Han (

Liz is the Executive Director of WabiSabi, Inc. a nonprofit that provides money, materials, and mentorship to other nonprofits. Her passion for creating equitable, sustainable communities led to her to serve on the Moab Area Community Land Trust Board of Directors as well as the Moab Area Housing Task Force. She currently serves as chair of Arroyo Crossing, LLC, Moab’s first Land Trust development. Liz is also a strong supporter of education in her community, serving on the Moab Charter School’s Board of Directors. She is dedicated to the work that nonprofits do in their community, and currently serves as Vice Chair of the Utah Nonprofits Association. She has served as President of the Federal Bar Association at Mississippi College, where she received her Juris Doctorate degree. Liz holds a Masters’ degree equivalent in Accounting and a Bachelor’s degree in Business and Economics.



Secretary - Jen Patterson (

Member at Large - Jane Stoner (

Member at Large - Mike Duncan

Mr. Duncan attended public district schools in Amarillo, TX, then earned BS and MS degrees in Electronic Engineering at the University of Colorado in Boulder, CO. He enjoyed a lifetime career of building science instruments for several entities including the National Center for Atmospheric Research and Ball Aerospace. He has two daughters who are both public district language teachers in the Denver, CO area. He has been married twice, the last time for 30 years to the love of his life, Bonnie, now deceased. He and Bonnie moved to Moab, UT in 2002 to build a house there from the nail up and finish his aerospace career. In retirement he has written applications programs for cell phones, tutored USU students in math and served first on Grand County Planning Commission for eight years, then four years on Moab City Council, as well as two other local boards. Besides three grandchildren and the usual Moab passions of hiking, biking and rafting, he’s a musician and songwriter.


General School Board Contact

Reference Documents (Policies & Plans)

Admissions Policy

Animals On MCS Campus Policy

Appropriate Behavior Policy

Assessment of Student Achievement Policy

Association Leave Policy

Attendance Policy

Breastfeeding Policy

Bullying, Cyberbullying, Harassment, Hazing and Retaliation Policy

Child Abuse-Neglect Reporting by Education Personnel Policy

Civil Rights Discrimination Grievance Policy

Compensation Schedule Policy

Confidential Review of Concerns Policy

Confidential Review of Concerns Policy Form

Conflict of Interest Policy

Conflict of Interest Form

Counseling Policy

Criminal Background Check Policy

Curriculum Policy

Data Governance Plan

Discipline Policy

Disposal of School Property Policy

Dissemination of Information about Juvenile Offenders Policy

Donations & Gifts Policy

Electronic Devices for Students Policy

Emergency Two-Hour Delay, Early Release, and School Closure Policy

Emergency Policy and Procedures

Employee Security and Privacy Training Plan

Employee Separation Policy

Family and Student Records Privacy Policy (FERPA)

Federal Education Agreement

Fee Waiver Policy

Field Trip Policy

Fiscal Accountability & Procurement

Inventory Policy

IT Security Policy

LEA-Specific Educator License Policy

Maintenance of Effort Policy

Meal Charge Policy

Medical Recommendations by School Personnel to Parents Policy

Network Use Policy

Parent and Family Engagement Policy

Parent/Guardian Rights

Parent/School Learning Compact

Special Education Policies and Procedures

Student Dress Code Policy

Student Parent Handbook

Student Searches Policy

Supplement vs. Supplant Policy

Transfer Students Policy

Volunteers Policy
Wellness Policy

Reference Links


American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary Relief Fund

Data Security

Metadata Dictionary


PPRA/UT FERPA Policy/Notification


Per Board Rule >>> MCS' School Board serves as our Community Council.

2018-19 Plan

2019-20 Plan

Meeting Schedule

Meeting Procedures


Employee Handbook