Brad Perry, one of Logan High’s many respected teachers, shared a little bit about himself. Perry is a math teacher at Logan High and is well loved by many students because of his outstanding personality and his bond with students. Perry has been happily married for 8 years, with four kids, three of them being boys and the oldest in kindergarten. He grew up in California and Washington and moved to Utah when he was 18.
As a high school student Perry liked playing pranks on students and on teachers. He also had great grades and loved playing sports. He was interested in track, football, basketball and wrestling. Athletic he was!
After high school Perry attended three different colleges: UVU, SLCC and U of U before ending up at USU. Perry described college as “work, work and more work.”
“What got me interested in teaching was having my summers off, and now that I’m married I don’t get my summers off.”
He worked forty hours a week at a job to pay for living and school. To get done faster with school Perry registered for fifteen credits each semester.
As a kid Perry was interested in going into the medical field, but was inspired to be a teacher because of his brilliant brains in math, the love he had for interacting with students and the relationships he would build with his students.
He joked, “What got me interested in teaching was having my summers off, and now that I’m married I don’t get my summers off.”
Perry is currently teaching his fourth year at Logan High. He says the best part of his job is the relationships he builds with his students, and the worst part about his job is all the grading he has to do. What he most likes about teaching at Logan High are the faculty and the students.
Has Perry ever thought about a different career? “Yes, he said, “engineering, programming and the medical field.”
Some of his students shared their thoughts about Mr. Perry. Kathya Paulino said, “He is a great teacher to be around and is always making us laugh. I learn easily by the way he teaches and I enjoy being in class.”
Another student said he was short and funny, but the class was fun to attend to and he always helped students when they needed the help.”
When asked to describe himself using five words, Mr. Perry thought about it for a minute and then said: short twice, amazing, funny, and caring.
He shows his caring part as he helps students who struggle with math and makes sure they get the help they need. He helps them with open arms and believes each student needs to be taken care of in a different way, as each student learns differently. He wants each student to succeed, but each student needs to do their part as well.
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