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.
Evgenia (Jane) McKinney joined the STEM ES Team in August of 2021 as a fourth-grade teacher. She holds a Master in Education (Philology), MBA in International Relations, and Professional Certificate in Elementary Education (K-6). Last year, she completed the certification program in Special Educational Needs from the Office of Overseas Schools by the US Department of Education. Jane has experience working in both elementary and middle schools. During the last eleven years, her primary focus was Elementary Education. Jane was serving in different roles across the Elementary School with an emphasis on STEM, Inquiry, and IT. This will be Jane’s 15th year in education.
Previously she worked in international schools in Moscow, Russia, and Amman, Jordan. She also has experience in the business field, working for PepsiCo Russia as a KeyAccount Manager, and serving in different roles in the real estate and gas businesses.
Jane is married and has three children, ages seven, ten, and fourteen. Her youngest son and daughter are attending STEM. Her husband and oldest son joined Heritage High School this year. In her free time, Jane enjoys skiing, swimming, hiking, traveling, gardening, and playing board games. Jane is also a certified Zumba instructor and facilitates Zumba for teachers at STEM.
Favorite Starbucks Drink or Snack: Decaf Cappuccino with coconut milk (unsweetened)
Favorite Snacks: Fruits and nuts
Favorite Places to Eat: Joe’s Crab Shack, Red Lobster, Benihana, Olive Garden
Favorite Drinks: Herbal Teas, coconut water
Favorite Place to Shop: Amazon, Michaels, Target, Kohl’s
Hobbies: Zumba, Crafts (sewing, macrame etc)
Favorite Colors: Purple, Green, Blue