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Granite School District

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2500 S. State Street
Salt Lake City, UT 84115

(385) 646-5000

As part of an American Bicentennial project in 1976, Granite School District published a book entitled History of Granite School District 1904-1976 – It’s Roots in Utah and American Education. The 218 page book was written and compiled by Marie E. Gooderham, who at that time was working as a writer in the district’s Office of Instructional Services. Prior to taking that assignment, she was executive secretary to two district superintendents – Elmer J. Hartvigsen and T. H. Bell. Dr. Bell later became the Commissioner of the United States Office of Education. The book was printed by the Granite Graphics Center, which was a vocational training center. In 2010, the district’s Communications Office accepted the assignment from retiring Superintendent Stephen F. Ronnenkamp to prepare Volume 2. Mrs. Gooderham and Patricia G. Sandstrom, who was a longtime member of the Granite School District Board of Education, prepared the document, “Progress in Granite School District 1975-80 – Education, the Quality Factory in Our Society.” Information from that document has been woven into this volume. Ben Horsley is the director of Communications. Michele Bartmess, a specialist in the Communications Office for 16 years prior to retirement in June 2010, accepted the assignment to write this volume. She was assisted in gathering information by Jana M. Klein, department secretary, who has done the lion’s share of the research. The volume was edited and compiled by Steven Powell, publications specialist in the Communications Office.