Marilyn Ard grew up just outside of Seattle, Washington. After working for the Army as a firefighter, she pursued her love of science and earned a bachelor’s degree in chemistry education. She is currently working towards a master’s degree in physics education. Marilyn has four children, the oldest of which is a student at AAI. Marilyn loves all things outdoors, such as hiking, camping, snowshoeing, and gardening.
Mrs. Bunnell has spent many years working with students of all ages and abilities. She has worked as a teaching assistant in special education, substitute teacher and six years teaching World, US and AP US history in Southern California. She is committed to guiding her students to think critically, consider multiple viewpoints, and start to form opinions on history and complimentary current events.
Mrs. Bunnell is from Albuquerque, New Mexico and then Huntington Beach, California. She enjoys reading classic novels, performing in an improv group and Muay Thai kickboxing.
Ron Morris is from the Detroit, Michigan area, but has been in Utah since the early 1990s. Ron attended BYU, Dixie State and Macomb Community College. He has over 20 years of experience as a computer systems administrator and has been teaching Computer Tech and Mandarin Chinese for the past seven years.
Ron learned Mandarin Chinese as an LDS missionary in Taiwan several millennia ago, and has worked hard to keep up and improve his skills since then. Ron’s hobbies include 3D Modeling, Design, and 3D Printing. He is particularly passionate about Aerospace and Computer technology.
Ron is married to Kathryn, and together they have one adorable 4-year-old boy with special needs who is the light of their lives.
Kyle Lund joined the AAI team this year as a 6th-grade teacher after having taught juniors and seniors in high school for the past two years. He graduated in 2014 with his Bachelor’s degree from Southern Virginia University with a major in English Literature and a double minor in creative writing and political science. He participated in choir and both collegiate level soccer and basketball while attending the university. Kyle served a two-year mission for the LDS church to Ribeirão Preto Brasil from May of 2010 to May of 2012. He graduated with his Associate of Arts degree at age 18 from College of the Redwoods in his home town of Eureka, CA. In his spare time, Kyle loves to read, explore the outdoors, attend Real Salt Lake games and trying new restaurants.
Whitni Parry is a Southern Utah native. Born in St. George, she studied Secondary Art Education at Southern Utah University in Cedar City, where she graduated as the art department’s Outstanding Student in Art Education. While studying Whitni funded her education by working at a custom frame shop in Cedar, where she learned about custom matting and framing of artworks and museum practices. Primarily a 2D artist, she enjoys bouncing around from drawing, painting, and printmaking; always excited to learn new techniques and mediums. Whitni loves art of all kinds and helping to foster a love of art in her students.
Mr. Warren teaches high school math and engineering courses. Before coming to AAI, Mr. Warren spent years in a range of industries, including aerospace, wireless telecommunications, entertainment technology, and internet services. At AAI, he enjoys working with students and helping them understand mathematics and engineering principals and how those apply to their worlds today and enable options for their future. Mr. Warren holds B.S., M.S., and MBA degrees.