July 2022

Lauren Thomson

Submitted by blake.mortensen on Mon, 07/18/2022 - 07:55
Ms. Thomson

Hi! I'm Ms. Thomson. I will be teaching Physical Education and Aerobic Conditioning. 


I attended Rich Middle School and later graduated from Rich High School as the valedictorian of my class, having concurrently earned my Associate of Science degree from Utah State University. I then earned my Bachelor of Science degree in Physical Education from Utah Valley University. 


I was raised on a cattle ranch in Northern Utah. Days spent working with my family on the ranch are some of my favorite. I enjoy just spending time in nature, whether that be riding a horse, on a trail run, or going for a four-wheeler or RZR ride. It is probably a given that I enjoy playing sports and being active. My favorite sports to play are basketball and volleyball.


I am excited to begin my teaching career here at Mt. Nebo Middle!

Madison Mantilla

Submitted by blake.mortensen on Fri, 07/15/2022 - 09:51
Ms. Mantilla

Hello everyone! My name is Ms. Mantilla and I will be teaching World History. I went to Salem Jr. High, then graduated from Salem Hills High School. I recently just graduated from UVU and I can't be more excited to start teaching! I absolutely love animals and plants, and have many of my own (plants and animals). I love anything artsy and music related. I can be a bit of a history nerd, so, unsurprisingly many of my favorite shows are history related! If you're curious, my favorite parts of history are the Cold War and Ancient Civilizations!



Braden Sperry

Submitted by blake.mortensen on Fri, 07/15/2022 - 09:46
Mr. Sperry

I will be teaching Special education. Hobbies of mine are spending time with my family, doing puzzles and playing video games. I love watching marvel movies and movies in general. Big BYU fan. I like playing football, basketball, baseball, corn hole, and pickle ball. I currently am in school getting a master degree. I got my bachelors degree at Steven-Henager College. I went to Juab High School, and went to Juab Middle School.

Welcome Mrs. Golden

Submitted by blake.mortensen on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 15:12
Mrs. Golden

I'm Liz Golden. I got my Bachelors degree in Theater from UVU, and then my MFA from The Royal Birmingham Conservatoire in England. I'm a local theater actor and director, and a total Shakespeare nerd. I have three kids, 1 dog, 1 cat and 11 chickens.

I'm very excited to be working with the talented students at Mount Nebo Middle School and I have big plans for future productions.


Welcome Mr. McGregor

Submitted by blake.mortensen on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 13:42
Welcome Mr. McGregor


Hi, I'm Trent McGregor, and I'll be teaching CCA and STEM here at Mt. Nebo. I was previously at Maple Mountain High School for 5 years teaching Video Production and Digital Media.

In my free time, I play the bagpipes! I also like to watch movies, as well as play board games and D&D. My favorite movies of all time are The Great Escape, Jurassic Park, The Iron Giant, and Into the Spiderverse.

I went to BYU, but grew up in California, where I attended Manhattan Beach Middle School, and Cavitt Stallman Junior High.

I'm looking forward to a great year!


Welcome Ms. Madison Ellis

Submitted by blake.mortensen on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 11:02
Ms. Ellis


My name is Madison Ellis, and I am the new 7th grade Art teacher. I studied film at Brigham Young University before I transferred to earn my Art Education degree at Utah Valley University. Before that, I spent my formative years learning at Mountain Ridge Jr. High and graduated from Lone peak High School.

Along with teaching art, I do freelance work designing film sets and building props. I am a consummate PotterHead, and you can usually find me listening to the Harry Potter audiobooks while I work. I am an artist by trade and a biologist by hobby! In my free time I like to watch David Attenborough documentaries, experiment with aquaphonics, hunt for moss in the wilderness, and ride my bike down mountains.


Welcome Mrs. Melanie Wirfs

Submitted by blake.mortensen on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 10:27
Mrs. Wirfs


Hello MNMS families! My name is Mrs. Melanie Wirfs and I am so excited to be teaching reading at your school! Some of my hobbies include doing hair (my second job,) riding motorcycles, singing, dancing, sunshine, and spending time with my family. I graduated first  from UVU, then SUU with a Master’s degree in education. Being from Spanish Fork, that’s where I attended school growing up. I attended Spanish Fork Intermediate School for 6th and 7th grade where my dad was my principal, then graduated from SFHS. I love my hometown and community and am excited to become a part of yours! 


Welcome Mr. Clay Craig

Submitted by blake.mortensen on Thu, 07/14/2022 - 10:25
Mr. Craig


My name is Clay Craig and I am thrilled to be a part of Mount Nebo Middle School. I am a new sixth grade reading teacher. This is my 23 year teaching school. I taught third grade at Santaquin Elementary for seven years  and taught third and fourth grade at Orchard Hills Elementary for 15 years. I love teaching and feel that I have a way to get students to love literature and help them to succeed with their reading skills.


I grew up in Santaquin. I attended Santaquin School from kindergarten through seventh grade. That school building is now a museum, that is how old I am! I attended Payson Junior High and Payson High School. I graduated from Utah Valley University with my bachelor’s degree in 2000 and received my master’s degree from Southern Utah University in 2014. 


I love spending time with my family. There is nothing better than sitting around the kitchen table drinking Diet Coke and playing games. I have two of THE cutest grandkids around. I am a part time potter. You will find me on most weekends throwing pots on my wheel. I love hiking in the Utah mountains and deserts. I also enjoy working in my yard, growing a tomato is so rewarding and you will always find my nose in a book.


Grateful for the opportunity to teach reading at Mount Nebo Middle School!


Tabitha's Way is Providing Free School Backpacks

Submitted by ty.james on Wed, 07/13/2022 - 21:57
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Tabitha’s Way is Providing Free School Backpacks
By Lana Hiskey

Nebo students and families that have fallen on hard times and will be needing school backpacks and supplies this school year are invited to the Spanish Fork Tennis Courts at the fairgrounds, 475 South Main Street in Spanish Fork on Saturday, July 30, 2022, from 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.

Each school-aged child may receive a backpack filled with school supplies and other free resources that will be available at this event.

Backpacks are first come, first served, and there is no guarantee. Child must be present to receive a backpack.

Thank you Tabitha’s Way for providing for our Nebo students that need just a little bit of extra help this school year.

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Article by Lana Hiskey