Chris Smith

Chris Smith

My Bio

This is my 29th year teaching and my 3rd year at STEM. Prior to joining STEM, I taught in Adams 12 and Brighton 27J school districts. As a Spartan, I’m lucky enough to work with a team of dedicated, talented, and creative colleagues and brilliant, hard-working, and hilarious teenagers. Each day I walk into the building, my faith in the future is renewed – the kids really are alright!

I’m a Colorado native (one of the few), graduating from Pomona High School in Arvada in 1987. A former Colorado State University distance runner, this will also be my second year as the head cross country/track & field coach for the Spartans. For the 2021-22 school year, I will be teaching AP World HIstory: Modern; US Foreign Policy (a new class!); World History and US Government.

I earned my BA in history from Colorado State in 1992. When I’m not stepping on toys left on the floor by my Labrador Retriever Griffin, I enjoy running, cycling, trivia, downhill skiing, cooking and spending time with family and friends. Go Spartans!

My Favorite Things

Favorite Starbucks Drink or Snack: Nitro Cold Brew with Salted Caramel Foam

Favorite Snacks: Snickers (frozen)

Favorite Places to Eat: Chipotle

Favorite Drinks: Starbucks, Nuun

Favorite Place to Shop: Runners Roost, Nordstrom Rack, REI

Hobbies: Trivia, Running, Cycling, Skiing, Cooking

Favorite Colors: Hunter Green, Black