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Nate Gealta

Elementary School Teacher

Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, Weber State University; Master of Education Degree in Learning and Technology, Western Governors University

Nate Gealta began teaching at Utah Connections Academy in 2021, where he teaches students in elementary school.

Why I Became a Teacher

Growing up I was incredibly fortunate to have several amazing teachers who made school so much better. They inspired students to follow their passions and truly instilled in us a belief that we could do anything we set our minds to. I became a teacher in the hope of being that person who makes school a little bit better and inspires students to go after their dreams and work hard. 

I absolutely love teaching here. Connecting with students is the best part of being a teacher, and this school allows me to connect with not only my students but their Learning Coaches and other family members as well. During our one-on-one meetings, I get to know my students, their parents, siblings, grandparents, friends — even their pets!

The Online School Experience at Utah Connections Academy

At this school, we place a lot of emphasis on teaching the 4 C’s — creativity, collaboration, communication, and critical thinking. These are skills that are essential for the 21st-century worker. An online education prepares students for a world where most careers will have some aspect of virtual work. 

Utah Connections Academy isn’t just another online school. We are THE online school. It’s what we do. This type of education is wonderful for most students and allows parents to be really involved in their education. There will be no more wondering what your student did at school all day. You’ll be there for it.

My Hobbies and Interests

I am insanely proud of my family. I have a wonderful wife and two incredible little boys. I love sports. My favorite teams are the Utah Jazz and the Green Bay Packers. My other passion is music. I love listening to it, strumming the guitar, and singing along in the car.

"I’m proud to work at Utah Connections Academy. We prepare students for a successful future by focusing on 21st-century skills."

— Mr. Gealta