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Executive Director

Nyman Brooks came to Legacy Preparatory Academy as Executive Director in 2015. He graduated with honors from the University of Utah and holds B.A. degrees in History and in Economics, along with a minor in Mandarin Chinese. He attended the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University in Medford, Massachusetts where he studied diplomacy and foreign trade. He earned a M.Ed. in Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Utah.

Mr. Brooks worked for five years at the Central Intelligence Agency before discovering his love of the classroom and his passion for teaching. He returned to school at Weber State University and earned his teaching credentials. Over the next 25 years, Mr. Brooks taught in public, private, public charter schools and at the university level. He taught every grade from 6th grade in elementary school through 12th grade in high school.  Mr. Brooks also served as an assistant principal at Tuacahn High School for the Performing Arts in St. George, Utah, founding Director at Odyssey Charter School in American Fork, Utah, Head of Elementary School at The American School in Switzerland in Lugano, Switzerland, and Elementary School Principal at the McGillis School, in Salt Lake City, Utah. 

Mr. Brooks loves travel and has visited five continents and 27 countries. His favorite teaching experience was being a stay-at-home dad for four years when his two children were infants.