NSSD Mission

NSSD Foundation

It all began with a dairy farm, fields of corn, and a dog name Curly.  This is how I spent my childhood; exploring the large expansive fields of corn, working with cows, following my dad around while he worked with my dog in tow. 

Spanish Fork was all fields during my youth and life was centered around agriculture which ultimately shaped my life.  I graduated from Spanish Fork High School and entered Brigham Young University as a Pre-Vet major in 1981.  I have always had an affinity for science, so the switch to a science teaching major seemed natural.  I graduated from BYU with a BS in Biology Composite Teaching with a Zoology Track.  Starting a family delayed my entrance into the teaching field and while I waited for this career to begin, I worked in children’s libraries in Idaho and Delaware. 

When my family moved to New Mexico, I was privileged to work as a biology teacher in a small rural high school in Estancia, NM.  When making the move back to Utah, I chose Mt. Pleasant and Sanpete County as my destination.  This was an intentional choice and motivated by the warm reception I received from the district and high school staff at North Sanpete High School.  I was offered the position as library teacher in 1996 and earned my library media endorsement from SUU.  I continued my education and worked to receive a Masters of Library Science from Emporia State University.  Finishing my Education Administration certificate opened the door to take the position of assistant principal and ultimately principal of North Sanpete High School. 

I am married to Brad Ault and we have four children and 13 grandchildren.  These people are my hobby and passion.  We ski together, play together, bike together and support each other.  I love music, reading, adventure and creating a story every day. 

Nan Ault