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Nicole Darling

Assistant Director of Student Activities/Intramurals


I am the Assistant Director of Student Activities, but my main area of focus is recreation, intramurals, health and wellness.   The students make this job fun, exciting and full of energy.  I have a special interest in these areas and believe it is important for students, staff and faculty to learn, maintain and create healthy lifestyles.  Intramurals offers a way for participants to take a break and play.  Students not only play a game, but learn about time management skills, responsibility, frustration with others, failure, success, leadership, sportsmanship and most of all create friendships with their peers.  I appreciate all the varied talents Simpson students have and use in all they do.

I have been working at Simpson for 11 years and still going strong.  I live in Winterset with my family, Jason, Easton and Avary.  My husband teaches and coaches at Winterset and I spend my extra time at Kardio Kick Gym.  I teach kickboxing, resistance bands, Zumba, kids kickboxing and Fit Forever.  When I am not teaching, I am attending class.  Easton is 10 and Avary is 7, so as you can imagine, we are always on the go with their activities as well.

I am on the Board of Directors for the Winterset Parks and Recreation Department as well.  I enjoy working with the all aspects of wellness both in Winterset and at Simpson.