By: Grace Fawbush
Brent Strate is a very friendly and kind person, he always asks you how your day is and goes out of his way to help you succeed. He is always smiling and loves his job, here is more about him.
Strate was raised on a farm in Spring City, Utah. He’s the middle child and has two brothers. Both of his brothers became teachers like him. He went to North Sanpete High School in Mount Pleasant Utah. He participated in many things while going to High School such as football, basketball, track, school newspaper staff, music, and the spelling team.
In the summer he worked for his dad in his garage. He also worked on his small farm, he would haul hay, move sprinklers, and much more. “I loved farm work and it paid more than double the minimum wage if you were tough enough to handle the work,” Strate said.
His wife, Michel and him have been married for 29 years. They got married on the 201st anniversary of the ratification of the U.S. Constitution. “Unintentional, but a great day,” Strate said. They have seven children, three are Bonneville graduates.
He went to Snow College and Utah State then began his first year of teaching at South Ogden Junior High in 1991. He spent ten years at South before coming to Bonneville in 2001. He taught utah Studies, U.S. history, world history, geography, government, economics, and financial literacy. He also coached football, track, basketball and cross country at both the junior high and high school. Strate said, “Currently my focus is promoting teachers working together to make Bonneville High School a great academic school and coordinate academic and athletic awards.” Strate will continue to spread his positivity throughout Bonneville and will have a great impact on our school.