The Granite UniServ appointed Jessica Dunn as executive director, succeeding Star Orullian who retired after serving in the position for 18 years.
Dunn served for the past eight years as a UniServ Director in the Jordan UniServ. Prior to that she taught elementary school in Davis School District for 12 years and was active in the Davis Education Association, first as an Association Representative, then on the Executive Board and chair of the Membership Committee.
“I have always found joy in advocating for my colleagues and UniServ work is the perfect avenue for doing that on a full-time basis,” Dunn explained. “Switching positions from the Jordan UniServ to the Granite UniServ is a lot like a teacher switching grades or schools. It is familiar work but there is still a lot to learn about the new curriculum or school culture. For me, it is learning about the new local and district. There are lots of relationships to establish with members and district employees, history and practice to learn, and time needed to figure out how my experience fits into what is needed at GEA.”
Dunn graduated from Weber State University with a dual degree in Elementary Education/Special Education (mild/moderate). She attended the UEA Sparks training and the Utah UniServ Preemployment Development Program.
Dunn joins Associate Director Barbara Antonetti who was appointed earlier this year. The Granite UniServ serves educators in the Granite School District.