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JoAnna Sorensen

Utah State Board of Education
PreK-6 Social Studies Specialist
Bountiful, UT
JoAnna Sorensen is the PreK-6 Social Studies Specialist at the Utah State Board of Education, fresh out of 21 years as a classroom teacher in Utah in four different districts: Granite, Logan, Cache, and Davis. She taught sixth grade for all of those years - some at the elementary level and some in middle schools focusing on English Language Arts and Social Studies. Working as the Elementary Social Studies Specialist (even though the position didn't exist) became her dream job 15 years ago when she was part of the Writing Committee the last time the Elementary Social Studies Standards were revised. That position was created last summer, and JoAnna jumped on board in the middle of the Standards being revised again.