Geoff Anderson, choir teacher at Fremont, has been selected as the 2017 recipient for Music Educator of the Year from the Utah High School Activities Association. This Distinguished Service Award honors individuals for their service and contributions to high school activities. This is Geoff's 24th year as choir teacher and director at Fremont.
Geoff took upon himself the challenge of creating the music program at a new high school, creating standards of excellence and tradition through instruction, performance, mentoring, and service. He has positively influenced thousands of Fremont students throughout the 24 years he has taught at the school. He currently directs six ensembles, including three auditioned choirs, two non-auditioned choirs, and a handbell choir. He has taught 11 years of Advanced Placement Music Theory classes as well as a Weber State University Concurrent Enrollment Music Appreciation course at Fremont. Geoff is a supportive chairperson for the performing arts department, spending countless hours at drama productions, dance, band and orchestra concerts, as well as community productions. He designs lights and sound for each school production, assembly, or any outside group who uses the Fremont auditorium.
For nearly a quarter of a century, Geoff Anderson has quietly served his students, his school, the Weber School District and the state of Utah as a representative of the very best we have to offer in music education. His legacy will last many generations.
Located in Plain City Utah, Fremont High School serves the communities of Marriott-Slaterville, Harrisville, West Weber, Hooper, Taylor, Plain City, and Farr West. The student-body of Fremont High School is made up of students from Rocky Mountain and Wahlquist Junior High Schools, in grades ten through twelve. Fremont High School is a 5A Utah secondary school with an enrollment of approximately 1975 students. Since 1994, our vision and mission has been to “Educate and Inspire… Preparing to Learn and Preparing for Life.” Student learning is the focus of our school and our faculty and staff are dedicated to ensuring that all students learn. Our motto, “Expecting Excellence” and the focus on recognizing individual strengths and individual self-worth makes Fremont a tremendous experience for all who enter here. At Fremont, there is truly something for everyone! Fremont High School is spread across 50- acres, which includes a football stadium, softball and baseball complex. The school offers over 30 clubs, sports, and groups that give students many opportunities to grow and have a memorable high school experience. Fremont has continued to its climb as an elite academic institution with robust community partnerships and outstanding links to local universities and colleges. We have built a strong and effective learning community and our stakeholders are invested in making Fremont a top tier academic experience. We are proud of our past accomplishments in athletics, the arts, and academics, but we are looking vigorously forward as we prepare our students for a future in the 21st Century and the learning that comes with the future.
Fremont High School faculty and staff have taken a leadership role in our professional development. Our teachers are always looking for ways to improve instruction. Fremont offers 14 AP Courses and many concurrent enrollment courses that point our students toward college and career readiness. Enrollment in AP and Concurrent classes has increased by 25% in the last two years! Fremont’s students are encouraged to take rigorous courses that challenge them and our teachers encourage and support students and are committed to their success. We firmly believe that our students can do hard things and our community embodies this virtue.
Our staff at Fremont High School consists of a principal, two assistant principals, one administrative intern, five counselors, 82 teachers, seven secretaries, 16-aides, five full-time custodians, one CTE coordinator, one law enforcement officer, one computer technology specialist and one media specialist. What a great opportunity it is to be a part of the of the Fremont High School family. FHS is a great school and a tremendous place to come and be a part of during these critical years. The community supports FHS – what it represents, the facility, the faculty and staff, supportive parents, established traditions, and undoubtedly the world’s greatest students. Together we will continue to build upon the high standard of excellence that has been set academically, athletically, in the arts, in career and technical, and through personal character and service. It’s a Great Day to be a Silverwolf!