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Admissions Team

Admissions Team

Boulder Creek Academy Admissions

Tiwi Nicks, M.Ed.

Tiwi Nicks, M.Ed. – Director of Admissions

Tiwi comes to Boulder Creek Academy from the public-school sector where she worked for a school district meeting the needs of diverse learners with autism, anxiety, ADHD, OCD and more. She led a team that helped facilitate the proper placement and/or accommodations and interventions for students. Her work in a traditional school environment has driven her keen interest in helping families faced with having a child that doesn’t fit in a specific societal box. And, as the mother of two daughters, she brings compassion and understanding to families wanting to provide their child with resources for leading a happy and well-adjusted life. Tiwi holds a master’s degree in Education from Arizona State University.

Dean Schillinger

Dean Schillinger – Admissions Counselor

Dean has spent his career assisting people in unique settings. Prior to starting as the Admissions Counselor, Dean worked across multiple domains within Boulder Creek Academy. His experience as Logistics Coordinator, Adventure Education Guide, and Student Life Counselor allows him to speak directly to the student experience, putting him in a unique position to provide support to new students and families. Dean holds a bachelor’s degree in Graphic Design, Marketing and Advertising which contributes to the creativity and organization he brings to the admissions team.

Derek May – Admissions Coordinator

Derek comes to Boulder Creek with a diverse work and educational background. He graduated from Eastern Washington University with a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a minor in Sociology. He also has a Bachelor’s degree from Grand Canyon University in Sports Management and Marketing. He has spent the last 12 years in the Army National Guard where he served as a Non-Commissioned Officer and Squad Leader in support of field artillery operations and logistics, which speaks to his organizational skills and leadership abilities. In his free time he likes to explore the outdoors with his family and has a spent a lot of time with youth in the community coaching football, umpiring little league baseball and assisting with sports camps in the summer. He has a passion for working with kids and young adults to teach them leadership skills and respect for one another.

Reach out to Boulder Creek Academy Today

We feature strong academics, small class sizes and dedicated and knowledgeable teachers and clinicians. For more than two decades, Boulder Creek Academy has been helping students all over the United States and internationally to reach their full potential. Call us today at 877-348-0848 to begin the admissions and enrollment process.