Jadee Talbot knows full well the positive impacts of community collaboration. As principal of Woodrow Wilson Elementary, he has brought partners together to secure the best results for students.
“We talk a lot about numbers, but I get to see the faces attached to those numbers on a daily basis,” he said.
Jadee is among six recipients of the 2016 United Way of Salt Lake ‘Changemaker’ award. The awards are given to business, civic leaders and organizations that have worked with others to create measurable change in the community.
“While relatively new to the concept of a community school, Principal Talbot immediately saw the potential of collaboration and has been a proactive leader in making the most of the community school partnership. Going beyond simply allowing nonprofit partners to provide services in the school, he has used his convening power and leadership skills to bring those partners together and has created an environment of alignment and shared accountability for student outcomes.”