Megan Smith, Executive Director    

 Megan Smith  

Education is our most powerful and transformative tool, and we are fortunate to live in a society that recognizes the importance of providing public education to its constituents."

Megan Smith is an alumnus of Kanab High School. After receiving a Bachelor’s Degree from Utah State University in 2005, she returned to Kanab and married another Kanab High alumni, Latimer Smith. Together, they are raising two adventurous and opinionated children, a border collie named Blue, and John Keats—the turtle, not the poet. She has stayed involved with the district over the years though teaching, coaching, and substituting.

She is chipping away at a biology teaching degree and is three-quarters of the way to completion. She comes from a long line of educators that include her grandfather, her mother, and four of her eight siblings. Megan believes strongly in public education and its value in giving opportunities to students of all backgrounds and abilities. She is honored to serve as the Director of Kane Education Foundation and to work with such a dedicated Board of Trustees.


Megan religiously runs at least a mile a day, memorizes poetry while she hikes, and co-founded a 20-person book club. She would like to float in a hot air balloon, write a memoir using bullet points, and learn to make bread.

"Most of us have been beneficiaries of public education, and we have great hindsight as to how it could be improved and supported. We ask you to join with the Foundation and its Board Members to help with that improvement and support. It is common for largely populated areas and affluent school districts to have an education foundation to support the needs of the district, but it is far less common to have an education foundation in a sparsely populated, rural district like Kane County. We have incredible alumni from our district and citizens in our county who realize their responsibility in creating a quality educational system. Leaders like you will help create the leaders of our future. We thank you for supporting Kane Education Foundation."

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