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.
Sara De Weese started her love for teaching in middle school as a program aide for the Girl Scouts of America in Memphis, Tenn. As a program aide, she chose and led songs, skits, and crafts for younger scouts. In college, she worked as a math tutor, helping classmates successfully complete the mandatory math courses for their desired careers.
Upon completion of her bachelor’s in education from the University of Mississippi in 2006, she taught math for four years at the middle school she had once attended and spent her summer as a handicrafts director at a Boy Scout Camp in the Ozark Mountains in Arkansas. In 2011, she and her husband, Jonathan, moved to Colorado to explore new opportunities.
She taught at Arapahoe Community College and was the Center Director for Mathnasium Learning Center. After exploring teaching opportunities with students in K-12 and beyond, she returned to her passion for the classroom. Sara started at STEM in January of 2022 as a Course 1 and Course 2 math teacher and has loved every minute of it. She desires to make math meaningful and inspire students to see what they can do with a little encouragement. She is very excited to teach Math Explorations and Problem Solving this year.
When Sara is not teaching, she enjoys cooking, walks in the evening around her neighborhood park, dancing Zumba, playing board games, hiking, and exploring new adventures in Colorado.
Favorite Starbucks Drink or Snack: Peach Green Tea Lemonade
Favorite Snacks: White cheddar popcorn, sunflower seeds, chocolate covered pretzels, anything caramel
Favorite Places to Eat: Chilis and Qdoba
Favorite Drinks: Gold peak green tea, coke
Favorite Place to Shop: Target, Amazon, Walmart, Lakeshore
Hobbies: Hiking, cooking, learning new things
Favorite Colors: Blue and green, Earth tones