Scott Neilson

Biography

1st term, elected in 2016

Scott Neilson is a public educator currently on military leave from Nebo School District where he has taught high school for the past 15 years. Scott teaches U.S. Government, European History, A.P. World History, and U.S. History at Maple Mountain High School. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Education from Utah Valley University and later received a master’s degree in Educational Administration and Leadership from Brigham Young University.

Scott is a combat veteran. He served as a battle captain while attached to the 101st Airborne during Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, from 2012-2013. Scott has loved his experience serving in the U.S. Army. He continues to serve as an intelligence officer for the 300th Military Intelligence Brigade. At present, Scott is on active duty serving as the Officer-in-Charge of the CASE element of the Utah Homeland Response Force, Utah Army National Guard.

Scott is active in community, religious, and legislative affairs. He is a member of the School Community Council, the American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars, the PTSA, and the Utah Wrestling Officials Association. Growing up in central Utah, Scott developed a love for Utah’s great outdoors. He enjoys hiking, canyoneering, hunting, softball, horseback riding, boating, dirt biking, and camping with his family. Scott and his wife, Camille, a special education teacher, are the parents of four children and reside in Spanish Fork, Utah.

Scott Neilson
Spanish Fork
Phone: (801) 834-5228 | scott.neilson@schools.utah.gov