Ryan Thatcher is a third-grade teacher at STEM and also serves as the Boy’s Basketball Coach for our High School Athletics Program. Thatcher has been teaching in elementary education for over 17 years. In addition to teaching alongside his wife (first-grade teacher), Mr Thatcher’s three children also attend STEM.
Originally from Indianapolis, Ind., Thatcher grew up in St. Augustine, Fla., and Denver. He graduated from Purdue University. In his free time, he enjoys skiing/snowboarding, camping and fishing. He also enjoys teaching his children woodworking skills he was shown by his father and grandfather. Some of those passed on lessons are the ones he remember most.
He is excited to be here at STEM, because students have the freedom to explore learning. As an educator, he enjoys having the freedom to tailor his instruction to the interests and curiosities of the students, while still meeting the demanding state standards. He truly feels that teaching at STEM is a great opportunity to increase his own skill level and inspires him to never stop learning.