Meet the POEC Members
My name is Jennifer Griffiths. I have 4 kids who attend SAA. I currently have a 7th, 6th, 4th and 2nd grader. I graduated from Utah State University with a Bachelor of Science degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with an emphasis in Disability Education. I am currently a stay at home mom. I enjoy running, spending time with my husband and kids, vacations, and shopping! I’m grateful to be apart of this school where I have volunteered for the past 7 years and have worked in various capacities with the POEC committee. I look forward to serving you as the director this year!
My name is Brit Chamberlain. I am a mother of 3. I have twin girls in the 6th grade at the North Campus. My oldest is an SAA Grad in High School. I am the owner and operator of Flutterby's Childcare and have been running my own business since 2012. I have a Bachelors Degree in Business Management with an emphasis in Human Resources. I am also currently working on getting my Masters Degree in Management and Leadership with Western Governors University. I enjoy camping, hiking, and have a great love for reading. I can usually be found curled up with my nose in a book. I am excited to be in the role of treasurer and look forward to helping to fostering relationships between the school and families!
Hi! Im Julie Baer. I was born in Colorado Springs, Colorado, to a military family and have spent the past 24 years globetrotting as a military spouse. Living all over has been a great experience with Alaska being my favorite. In my past life I taught preK and Kindergarten before staying home to raise my 3 kids. We also have a cute dog name Bella. This will be our first year at SAA!
Our family enjoys game nights, theater productions, swimming, hiking, and watching the Denver Broncos. I have served as both PTA president and secretary in the past and look forward to getting to know all the great families of the Syracuse Arts community!
Jr High President
Hello there! My name is Tifany Arbogast. I'm here to take just a couple minutes of your time to introduce myself! I'm a goofy, fellow mom of four beautiful souls. My kids are currently in grades 9th, 6th, 3rd and Preschool so we've got a full house. My husband and I strongly believe in a good foundation which is why we've been charter school parents since 2015. I hold a Registered Nurse license with the state of Utah and have been in the medical field for 16 years, though last year I decided to instead begin my own venture opening and operating my own small business making digital products, clothing and other custom swag. This has allowed me to maintain a much more flexible schedule for my kids. (I'm sure you all can relate to how often things just "come up" with kids!) I'll never claim to know all the answers or have it "all together", but everything I do, I do with my entire heart. I'll always be willing to learn and find the answer for you. I'd love the chance to help our kids succeed and grow together as the Jr High VP of POEC!
Jr High Vice President - Jen Welch
Hi! My name is Janet Plumb and I am so excited to be involved with the POEC this year. We started at SAA North campus when my oldest started kindergarten and transferred down to the Antelope campus at the start of the 2021-22 school year. I love Syracuse Arts Academy and all the opportunities SAA has provided for my kids. A little bit about me: I grew up here in Syracuse, after graduating from Syracuse High I moved to Cedar City to attend Southern Utah University where I studied criminal justice and math. While at SUU I met my husband and since then we have slowly worked our way back up to Syracuse with our 3 kids and 2 dogs. Between my kids and work I do not get much free time, but when I do I love being outside, camping, and attending various sporting events. I am looking forward to the opportunity to get to know so many of the parents and staff of SAA this coming year through the POEC.
Antelope Vice President
My name is James Stratton and I am running for POEC Vice President. As a parent and active member of the community, I am committed to ensuring that our schools provide the best possible education for our children. I work full-time as the Training Developer for a unit in the Utah Army National Guard while performing Flight Instructor duties. During my experience which includes two combat deployments, I have learned the importance of working as a team in a stressful environment with those who have different backgrounds than my own.I grew up in Sunset, Utah, and feel fortunate that my military career has allowed me to stay in this area long-term. With a proven track record of leadership and a passion for education, I am committed to improving the already great quality of education in our school and ensuring that every student receives the support and resources they need to succeed. I look forward to actively listening to students, parents, and the administration's concerns as well as sustaining programs and activities that are currently beneficial to the SAA community. With your support, I will work tirelessly to promote student success, support our teachers and staff, and ensure that our schools remain safe and inclusive learning environments.
North Vice President
My name is Cindy Patino Cadavid. I am mother of 4 beautiful souls. My youngest boy is in 1st Grade. We are very grateful for been part of this beautiful community as Syracuse Arts Academy. I love interacting with new adventures if it means growth within our mind, body and soul. I love doing Yoga and currently I am taking a course on how to integrate Yoga to our children daily life , mixed with art and breathing to help them center their emotions and become aware of their potential in life. I live with my husband and my two little kiddos, my family is originated from Colombia, South America and pleased to be here. We moved to Syracuse on July of 2022 from South Jordan (city life) and it has been the best decision ever. We enjoy the farm like life here, animals and nature are just pure love. In Colombia I used to be an ESL teacher for kids and adults. I currently work on Holistic Medicine, meditation, yoga and as a Mom (24/7 job ).