Athlos Academies Welcomes Dr. Brian Dawes, Executive Director of Athlos Academy of Utah

Athlos Academies welcomes Dr. Brian Dawes, Executive Director, who will join Athlos Academy of Utah in July.  Dr. Dawes comes to Athlos with a wealth of knowledge and over twenty years of educational leadership experience. Dr. Dawes is a lifelong learner with a Bachelor of Science in Social Science from Southern Utah University, a Master of Science in Social Science and HR Management from Utah State University, and a Doctorate in Advanced Educational Leadership from Argosy University.

He taught for seven years at the middle and high school level and was the principal at Ferron Elementary, a National Title 1 Distinguished School. He was the past President of the Utah Association of Elementary School Principals. As a school leader, he significantly improved teacher retention at his previous schools. He has worked to build inclusive school communities for children of all faiths and diverse cognitive and physical abilities. Dr. Dawes has a portfolio of notable successes and a career filled with helping push the bar of educational excellence for students, educators, families, and school communities.

For more on Dr. Dawes, please see LinkedIn: Brian Dawes | LinkedIn

About Athlos Academies

Athlos Academies is a social venture started in 2006 to provide sustainable solutions to many of the struggles charter schools face today.  The organization offers a range of services to charter schools, including charter application development, facility construction, leasing, bond marketing assistance, operational support, research-based curriculum, staff and student recruitment, and teacher training.  It currently partners with schools in Louisiana and Utah, with more schools looking to join the partnership in the next few years.

For more information on Athlos Academies and their innovative charter school model, visit