Granite Education Foundation receives new Executive Director

Granite Education Foundation – a community-based organization that brings together businesses and community leaders in support of Granite School District students – has named their new director in Jadee Talbot, an experienced educator and leader.

Talbot was appointed by the Granite School District Board of Education during the April 12 board meeting.

Talbot began his educational career as a paraprofessional in Murray School District in 2001. He became a teacher, assistant principal, principal, and director of Family and Community Engagement. Since June of 2021, he has served as the Granite Education Foundation Interim Director. He has received several accolades throughout his career, including the Outstanding Paraeducator Award from Murray District, Granite Association of Elementary School Principals Rookie of the Year Award, and the United Way Changemaker Award.

“We are so very grateful for the school district’s support and partnership in placing Jadee in this position,” said Granite Education Foundation Board Chair Carrie Johnson. “His passion, work ethic, and people leadership have been seen and felt as he has assisted the foundation board and the foundation staff during the past nine months of uncertainty and emotion.”

The mission of the Granite Education Foundation is to improve educational outcomes by strengthening the Granite School District Community. The Foundation accomplishes this mission by engaging business and community partners in support of Granite School District and the academic achievement of all students.