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Chris Smith

My Bio

Mr. Chris Smith is in his fourth year of teaching at STEM, the 31st of his career. Before joining STEM, he taught in both the Adams 12 and Brighton 27J school districts. As a Spartan, he feels lucky enough to work with a team of dedicated, talented, and creative colleagues and brilliant, hard-working, and hilarious teenagers. Each day he walks into the building, his faith in the future is renewed – the kids really are alright!

He is 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 his third season as the head cross country/track & field coach for the Spartans. For the 2022-23 school year, he will teach AP World History: Modern; US Foreign Policy; World History and Psychology.

He earned his Bachelor of Arts in History from Colorado State in 1992. When his amazing wife Kathy and him are not stepping on toys left on the floor by their Labrador Retriever named Griffin, he enjoys running, cycling, trivia, downhill skiing, cooking and spending time with family and friends.

My Favorite Things

Favorite Starbucks Drink or Snack: Almond milk white chocolate mocha

Favorite Snacks: Trail mix, frozen Snickers, most chocolate

Favorite Places to Eat: Chipotle, Paxti’s, Park Burger, Sweet Cow Ice Cream

Favorite Drinks: Root Beer Float, Cider

Favorite Place to Shop: Amazon, REI, Nordstrom Rack

Hobbies: Running, cycling, trivia, skiing, coaching, Star Trek

Favorite Colors: Hunter green, black, gold, maroon