SALT LAKE CITY — Two members of Utah State Board of Education have announced they will resign because they are moving out of state: Alisa Ellis of Heber City, who represents District 12, and Lisa Cummins of Herriman, who represents District 11.
Both were elected to the State School Board in 2016 and are serving their first terms on the 15-member board.
Ellis announced her plans to the state board on Thursday, explaining that her husband has started a new job in Phoenix and their family will be joining him. Ellis said she plans to resign after the State School Board and Utah State Charter School Board meetings in June.
Ellis and her husband have lived in the Heber area for 14 years. The couple has seven children.
She earned a bachelor's degree in science from Brigham Young University with an emphasis in human development. She skipped her senior year of high school and entered BYU at age 17. Ellis grew up in Texas.3 comments on this story
Last month, board member Cummins announced that she would be resigning from the board because her family was moving out of state. Her resignation would also be effective in June, according to State School Board minutes.
Cummins and her husband have five children and have lived in Utah for 22 years.
Their children have attended public, charter and home schools. Cummins attended BYU-Idaho and has co-owned and operated a small business.
Born in Canada, Cummins grew up in the United States and attained her U.S. citizenship in 2009.
Utah Gov. Gary Herbert will fill the vacancies through appointment, which are subject to Senate confirmation.