Chris Smith

Chris Smith

My Bio

This is my 30th year teaching and my 3rd year at STEM. Prior to joining STEM, I taught in both the 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 Bachelor of Arts in History from Colorado State in 1992. When my amazing wife Kathy and I are not stepping on toys left on the floor by our Labrador Retriever named Griffin, I enjoy running, cycling, trivia, downhill skiing, cooking and spending time with family and friends. We also volunteer our time with Safe Harbor Lab Rescue, helping transport labs to their forever homes. 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