Holly Sonntag has ideas, energy, knowledge, and a love for children. Being involved in education is her specialty. She has been a teacher of all ages and she absolutely loves it! Her desire is that the time spent at school be full of questions, answers, laughter, success, joy, adventure, and discovery. She believes that one shouldn’t complain about a child’s education if they are not prepared to do all they can to have an impact on it. That philosophy is what led her to working in education at many levels.
Holly graduated from Brigham Young University with a degree in Elementary Education and Specialized in Individualized Education. She has taught fourth and fifth grade as well as 7th, 8th , and 9th as a substitute teacher. She acted as the assistant director for a preschool for 3 years. She is married and the mother of seven children and grandmother to twelve beautiful grandchildren. She managed an apartment complex for three years bringing the property value up considerably. She was manager and marketing director for Rollotech, a manufacturing company for five years and has had some experience working in Real Estate. She is a certified Square Foot Gardening Instructor, and managed some education and sales opportunities at Thanksgiving Point.
Her service to the community throughout the years has included many roles. She served on a Neighborhood Community Council for five years and has been an active Member of the Parent Teacher Association for 33 years. She helped open Channing Hall Charter school as the Curriculum Director, and served on the board there for 3 years and has served as a member of the board at Summit Academy in Draper and Bluffdale for the last ten years. Being the mother of seven children has created many opportunities for service and management for the last thirty three years and surely will continue to do so.