Dr. Martin W. Bates was appointed as the superintendent of Granite School District effective September 1, 2010. Dr. Bates previously served as the Assistant Superintendent in the Granite District over Administrative and Legal Services. Dr. Bates served as an assistant to the superintendent since 1999 and in other district administrative capacities since 1997. He held previous school administrative positions in the Granite, Provo and Salt Lake City School Districts and taught math for two years in the Provo School District.
From the late 1980s through the mid 1990s, he worked in classrooms at the Park View Center, first as an instructional assistant and later as teacher with children with severe emotional and learning disabilities. During this time he was proud to serve our state and country in the Utah National Guard, including a six-month deployment in 1991 during Desert Storm. His extensive educational background includes multiple degrees from Brigham Young University including a Bachelor of Science in Special Education, a Juris Doctor and a Doctorate of Philosophy in Educational Leadership. He was admitted to the Utah Bar in May of 1997.