Navigator Pointe Academy is currently governed by a three-member governing board. The school’s charter allows for a board of three to five members. All members are appointed and serve without term limits.
In 2005, my husband and I were looking for a different school for my son who was about to enter 2nd grade. We heard about a new Charter School being built in our neighborhood and knew we wanted to be a part of it. My husband and I applied to be a part of the Initiating Committee and were selected to serve on this committee. We donated hundreds and hundreds of hours to get the school up and running and have been involved ever since. I was the first FASSTeam chair (Family and School Support Team) at our school and worked to get our parent volunteers organized on committees. I served for two years and then applied for an open position on the Board and was selected as a Board member. I have been serving on the Board since 2007. I have loved watching the school grow and develop literally from the ground up. My husband and I have four children - they have all attended Navigator Pointe Academy and benefitted from the quality education that is provided to all students. Two of my children are currently students at Navigator Pointe Academy. I graduated from BYU with my Bachelor's Degree. I am currently a licensed Title Officer at a Meridian Title Company and have been with them for 28 years. When I am not working, I love reading, playing games with my family and camping.
NPA Board Chairwoman
I have been so impressed with the quality of education my children have received at Navigator Pointe Academy, so when the opportunity arose, I was excited to be selected to serve as a Board Member. I have worked for the last 11 years as a certified public accountant working primarily with governmental and nonprofit entities. Throughout my experience I have had the opportunity to provide audit and accounting services to two school districts in the state of Utah, which has helped me to better understand the financial operations of NPA. Some of my hobbies are camping, hiking, and generally just spending time out of doors in the beauty of nature.
NPA Board Member
Fernando Cruz is married to Heila Cruz, who has been his High School sweetheart since 1998. They have four wonderful boys, ages 19, 16, 12, and 7 years. All have been students at NPA, with the youngest currently attending 2nd grade at NPA. Fernando’s passion for the way NPA is administered and led, and the impact the school has had on many people’s lives served as inspiration for him to serve on the school’s governing board. He has served on the NPA Governing Board since July 2020. Prior to serving on the NPA Governing Board, Fernando co-founded Dynamond Building Services in 2006, Dynamond Concrete Polishing in 2017, and became part of System 1 in 2016, providing employment for over 1,500 employees in 21 states. Fernando has served on the Board of Directors of the Utah Chapter of Make-A-Wish Foundation and currently serves on the BSCAI and System 1 Board of Directors, as well as the Navigator Pointe Academy Governing Board. Fernando has dedicated himself to perfecting his skills: he worked hard to earn a bachelor’s degree in Marketing, as well as a respected MBA from the prestigious ASU Thunderbird School of Global Management with a concentration in Global Management.
He is fluent in English, Portuguese, and Spanish.
Of all the accomplishments, positions, and titles Fernando has earned in his life, the most important title for him is that of “Dad and Husband” and his proudest accomplishment is his beautiful family, that he and Heila adore.
NPA Board Member
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Board Meeting Date, Time, Agenda
The board typically meets on the third Thursday of each month at 6:00pm (Please see the calendar tab for any possible changes). Agendas for board meetings are posted at the website below at least 24 hours in advance.
Board Meeting Minutes
Board Meeting Minutes (Public Notice Website)
Public Comment Form
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