Currently serving as the State Director for AdvancED in Utah, Mary Kay holds a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree, Middle Level Endorsement and an Administrative/Supervisory Endorsement. She served as the Assistant Superintendent in Box Elder School District for 14 years. Prior to that assignment she was a Middle School Principal, an Elementary School Principal, an Adjunct Professor at Utah State University and a Middle School Science Teacher. Mary Kay has served on the UASCD Board of Directors for 17 years and has filled positions as Affiliate President, Newsletter Editor and Advocacy Specialist. She has also served ASCD International as the Nominations Committee Chair, Legislative Committee Member and a three year elected term on the Board of Directors.