Anthony is an elementary school teacher and principal who grew up in Sandy. He's spent his entire career fighting for Utah kids, and he knows better than anyone what our students need. After working for years in the Salt Lake City School District, he founded the Wallace Stegner Academy, a high performing, non-profit, charter school designed to prepare low-income kids for college.
Utah faces many hurdles such as air pollution, affordable health care, and an education system that is being starved of the basic funding our students need. As a pragmatic leader, Anthony will look for solutions and build partnerships to tackle these problems head on.
Anthony lives with his wife, Laura, and two-year old daughter, Addie. They love to hike the Wasatch Mountains, and they love to travel.
A Problem That Needed Fixing
"As an 6th grade elementary school teacher in a low income neighborhood in Salt Lake City, I recognized a problem. Every year my incoming students were years below grade level in reading and math.
So alongside one of my colleagues, I started a non-profit, public, charter school designed specifically to prepare low income students for college. In our first year alone, we were one of the highest performing schools on the west side of Salt Lake City.
I know how to solve problems, and I'm ready to get to work."