Granite School District Educational Equity Department
This Month's Issue
In the August issue of Equity Express, we will share helpful resources to support the culture and climate of your schools while ensuring a quality and excellent education for all.
- Interpreter and Translation Services
- Resources to Talk About Racism and Bias
- Family Engagement Centers
- WIDA Can Do Descriptors
- Welcome New Associate Director
- Welcome New Teacher Specialist
- Contact Us
Interpreter and Translation Services
The Educational Equity department offers interpreter and translation services to facilitate equitable communication with families in Granite School District.
To request an interpreter or document translation, please visit our Ed Equity Intranet page. There, you will find links to two Google Forms for making requests.
Please complete this form to request an interpreter for your school. Educational Equity will respond to requests within 48 hours. If no interpreter is available, Ed Equity will contact an outside agency to try to fulfill the request. If you do not hear back within 72 hours, please contact us at Educational Equity, 385-646-4205. *If this is for a student that has an IEP or is going through the testing process, please contact Lana Sutton in the Special Education department.
Please complete this form to request translations for either messaging (e.g. email to school community) or a specific document. Educational Equity will respond to requests within 48 hours. Requests are assigned and completed in the order they are received.
Talking About Racism and Bias
Meet Our New Associate Director
Meet our New Teacher Specialist: Brooke Holyoak
Meet Our New McKinney-Vento Liaison: Sarah Thomas
Hello! My name is Sarah Thomas and I am the new McKinney-Vento Liaison working alongside Shannalee Otañez.
This is my seventh year working in Granite School District after growing up in Granite schools myself. I attended Fremont Elementary, Eisenhower Jr. High, and then graduated from Taylorsville High, where I was on the basketball team, in the concert choir, and the Editor-in-Chief of the Warrior Ledger.
My first teaching job was at Grand County High School in Moab — an eye-opening, challenging, and amazing experience. A few years later, I returned to Granite when I was hired to teach at Granger High School. I was there for five years, teaching math, serving as an assistant coach with the girls’ basketball team, and working as one of the Athletic Directors. I was also part of Emerging Leaders Academy, which solidified my want to pursue leadership positions. Last year, I returned to my own school as an intern administrator at Eisenhower Jr. High.
My academic timeline includes earning a B.S. in Math from the University of Utah; an MBA from Westminster College; and graduating from the U again this past spring with a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Policy, with an emphasis on social justice in schools. My doctorate research was focused on how we can make traditional school work better for students who experience trauma and challenges away from school.
Outside of school hours, I am a runner and a reader. I love sports and [usually] spend my autumn Saturdays attending U of U football games. The Utah Jazz, hot black coffee, and campfires in the mountains are a few more of my favorite things. I love politics and podcasts and documentaries, particularly those about how to make the world a better, more inclusive place.
From the Utah 2020 Census Website
Jadee Talbot, Assoc. Director
Monica Ramos Carlson, Assoc. Director