My heart was deeply saddened this past weekend to learn that
longtime local educator/administrator Brent Anderson had passed
away in his home late last week.
I first met Brent when he was Principal of Brownsville
Elementary. My wife Janice had been moved over from Clear
Creek Elementary to teach 5th grade at Brownsville.
I liked Brent from the instant I met him. He was always friendly
and had a contagious smile. He was genuinely interested and engaged
when he talked to you. And he was extremely passionate in the
support and encouragement of his staff.
I had the distinct pleasure of helping Brent buy his house in
East Bremerton. It was truly one of most fun and enjoyable
transactions I’ve ever had in my years as a real estate broker.
Brent was most recently serving as a counselor at Bremerton High
School, a position that brought him great joy and personal
Brent’s passing is a tremendous loss to our schools, students,
and to all of those whose lives he touched. His kind, generous,
encouraging spirit will always be fondly remembered.