The Granite UniServ has appointed Barbara Antonetti as associate UniServ director.
Antonetti has spent 30 years in education, the past 14 as an elementary teacher in Granite School District, grades 3 through 5. Her association work over those years included serving as GEA vice president, a GEA board member and as an association representative at her school.
“I have been voluntarily advocating for teachers and the education profession for years, so when the opportunity came along to advocate full time, I was excited,” said Antonetti. “I look forward to continuing to work with the educators of the Granite Education Association in this new capacity.”
Antonetti spent her early school years in Pennsylvania and Delaware. She graduated with a BS in early childhood education from James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA, then moved to Wisconsin where she taught for 16 years before moving to Utah in 2007. Antonetti completed endorsements in technology, gifted and STEM.
“I became politically active when I moved to Utah as the Capitol is so close and the legislators make decisions that affect classrooms,” said Antonetti. She was one of three Utah teachers invited to a special Political Action Committee reception during the NEA Representative Assembly in Houston in 2019.
Antonetti replaces Cindy Formeller who served in the role before accepting a position with the Davis UniServ. The Granite UniServ serves educators in the Granite School District.