Mr. Nix began teaching in 1989 after graduating from Western New Mexico University with high honors and a double major in Mathematics and Secondary Education. He has taught math classes ranging from Consumer Math to AP Calculus and Physics. In 1997, after obtaining his Master’s Degree in Educational Management and Development with high honors from New Mexico State University, and relocating to Utah, he spent the next 17 years in school administration, where he had the opportunity to select and supervise some of the best teachers in the state. Over his long career he has educated many thousands of children. Mr. Nix is ecstatic about continuing to teach while serving as an instructional leader. He is anxious to share the beauty of mathematics with the students. “In my classroom, failure is not an option. Success is the ONLY option. Students learn in an intentionally inviting, rigorous, and positive environment. Every leader is a teacher. Every teacher is a leader. Every student is a success.” In his off time, Mr. Nix runs, plays guitar and spoils his grandchildren. He is currently training to qualify for the Boston Marathon in 2018. To achieve that goal, he needs to shave 30 minutes from his best marathon time to date. He is also a devoted family man, married to Lisa for 37 years with three children and four grandchildren who call him Pawpaw!
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Ms. Marden is so excited to be working at Bonneville Academy especially for our first year open. She will be working in the office as the Administrative Assistant. She is looking forward to interacting and helping everyone at Bonneville Academy and is sure it will be a GREAT year.
Ms. Marden was born and raised in the Salt Lake Valley. She and her husband met at the Salt Lake Community College and have been married for 21 wonderful years. She has two amazing children. They have lived in Stansbury Park for 13 years and love it here. What an amazing community!
Lying in bed reading a good book, watching a soccer game, baking yummy treats or going to the movies are some of Ms. Marden’s favorite activities. She plays the violin and is venturing out to learn to play the mandolin. As a family, they enjoy their camping trips and going on hikes. Her favorite place to camp is Bear Lake. But her favorite hiking area is Escalante National Forest.
Ms. Marden is excited to get to know everyone at Bonneville Academy. Please don’t hesitate to ask for her help with anything.
Mrs. Welch has been with Bonneville Academy for two years. She has loved getting to know parents, students, teachers and co-workers. She is excited to take on a new role as Administrative Assistant and working closer with Ms. Marden and Mr. Nix.
Mrs. Welch has worked as a former 911 police and Fire Dispatcher. She also has experience in Medical Reception, Medical MA and Administrative Assistant.
Mrs. Welch was born and raised in the suburbs of Chicago and made the move to Utah several years ago and loves living here. She has 3 amazing kids that keep her busy when not at work. They love living here in Stansbury Park. Mrs. Welch and her family love to travel and have been blessed to have been able to visit so many wonderful places. Her favorite travels have been London, Germany, Sweden, Switzerland. She has also been so lucky to have traveled to 45 of the 50 states in the U.S. She loves to travel and go camping. Her favorite thing to do is to sew and make costumes for the high school plays.