Republican Roots & Values
The views expressed on this website are my own and do not represent official positions of the Utah State Board of Education.
Why I will represent you well on the Utah State Board of Education?
Over the last several years I’ve asked myself, “What’s next?”. As a teacher of 29 years, that chapter of my life is coming to a conclusion. In contemplating this question I realized that education is so important to me that I want to continue working on behalf of our children’s future. I have a strong education background that includes serving on (AAPAC) Assessment and Accountability Policy Advisory Committee at the Utah State Board of Education. I have been elected to 3 terms as a member of the South Ogden City Council where I have developed skills for building consensus for decisions on a larger scale. I have the necessary skill set, time, and passion to invest in being an effective member of the State School Board. I look forward to serving the children of Utah.
"Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing."
— Theodore Roosevelt
Brent has a lifelong commitment to Republican roots and values. His objective as a member of the State School Board is to connect, engage, and build trust with all education stakeholders, especially parents, to consistently improve student outcomes and learning opportunities. His focus is summarized in four main principles.
- Student Learning- Schools exist to prepare students to become productive members of society and good citizens. All students deserve the best education that the State of Utah can provide.
- Curriculum Standards- Champion our home grown Utah Core Standards as the basis of quality instruction. Involve all stakeholders in standards development. Provide resources to districts to further develop personalized and blended learning.
- Profession of Teaching- Provide resources to districts to further invest in our teachers through paid professional learning, collaboration, and curriculum development.
- Control of Resources- Promote the WPU (Weighted Pupil Unit) as the fundamental pillar of education funding in Utah. Support school district strategic plans through local control of funding and curriculum. Respect the taxpayers' dollars.