Mr. Derek Brooks
Phone Number: 435-654-0640 Ext (3750)
I have been working with Wasatch School District since 2015. Before coming to Wasatch, I taught for eight years at Mountain Ridge Junior High in Highland, Utah. There I taught English 7, English 7th Co-Taught, Creative Writing, Film Appreciation, and English 9 Honors. I currently teach English 9 H and English 10 with Mr. Sykes.
I studied English and German at BYU and it was there that I developed a love for both literature and film. I am always on the look out for what my wife calls my next "foreign film fix." During this time, I had the opportunity to work with German-language learners at the Missionary Training Center. After finishing up at BYU in 2005, I taught German at Meridian in Provo while working on my teaching certificate at UVU. In 2014, I graduated from USU with a Masters in Educational Leadership.
In the words of James J Braddock from Ron Howard's film, Cinderella Man, "you know, I have a lot to be grateful for... I have three beautiful, healthy, trouble-making kids... I have the prettiest wife a man could wish for..." (2005). My wife, Mindy, is a talented violinist and a wonderful mother to our three children: two girls and one boy. The five of us enjoy spending time together, making really good food, watching fun and meaningful movies, and trying to make each other laugh. My wife loves sports as much as our children do and does a far better job helping them develop those skills than I ever could.