Lehi, Utah-The Utah Association of Public Charter Schools (UAPCS) lauded Governor-elect Spencer Cox's selection of Brittney Cummins as his Senior Advisor for Education. UAPCS also praised LG-elect Deidre Henderson's choice of Jennifer Robison as her chief of staff.

Brittney Cummins has served for many years as board chair of Endeavor Hall, a charter school in West Valley City. Jennifer Robison is chair of Mountain Heights Academy, one of Utah's full time virtual charter schools.

"Brittney brings long-standing and deep connections and commitments to Utah public schools," said M. Royce Van Tassell, executive director of UAPCS. "During her tenure on the State Board of Education, she has been a model of preparation and fairness. She sees the connections between seemingly-small policy choices, and the grand sweep of public education. Gov.-elect Cox could not have made a better choice."

LG-elect Henderson has long been a charter school advocate, and her choice of a charter school board chair as her chief of staff emphasizes the Cox administration's commitment to improving every Utah school. Robison and Cummins are the first charter school leaders to serve in such high profile positions in the Governor's office.