At STEM School Highlands Ranch we put innovation at the center of learning to unleash the potential of all students and prepare them for an exponentially changing world.
Curt Shonkwiler joined STEM in August of 2021 as the High School Language Arts Teacher. He is a native son of Colorado who left for many years for school and his career. He attended graduate school at Harvard University where he earned his degree in Comparative Literature.
It was during this time that he realized that he could make more of a positive impact in secondary education, and so he transitioned to high school education, where he is now in his fourth year. He truly believes that the solutions to most of the problems that bedevil our world, as well as the key to happiness and human flourishing, is to be found in education and that STEM School is performing great things in this endeavor.
He can’t wait to help ALL his students reach their potential and goals in life. In his spare time, he tutors and does college application coaching. He enjoys studying languages, writing novels and volunteering for social justice. He is married and has a beautiful one-year-old son.