My name is Mrs. Kimberly Nix, and I am really excited to be your child’s 1st-grade teacher this year.  I was born and raised in Boulder, Colorado.  After high school, I then went to the University of Northern Colorado and received my Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education. Currently, I live in Firestone Colorado with my husband, 2 kids, Axl who is 3, and Ellie who is 1 ½ years old with our dog, Archie, and two cats.  We enjoy everything that Colorado has to offer us with partaking in hiking, camping, four-wheeling, and enjoying family time. I have been teaching for 7 years and this is my 6th year in 1st grade.  I continue to learn through professional development courses and workshops I take each year.  I believe that being a lifelong learner is very important. My favorite thing about education is that the relationships that I develop as a teacher are absolutely amazing. I meet students at a critical point in their lives and I get a chance to build into their lives. It’s fantastic! I get to see my students every day and get to know their minds and hearts. It’s a great privilege and such a wonderful thing about being a teacher. I am very fortunate to be teaching at Carbon Valley Academy and can not wait to build those relationships with the students that come here.   I love this community with all my heart.