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.
Mrs. Star Ake has been with STEM since July 2012, serving as the Chief Financial Officer. She has seen it grow from about 400 students to 1850 students over her nine years. Prior to joining STEM, Mrs. Ake worked for one of the largest CPA firms in the audit department, but her favorite job was working for Intrawest which is a company that owns and manages golf and ski resorts throughout the world.
She served four years in the US Navy and two years in the Navy reserves. She worked on A7-E aircraft as an Aviation Electronics Technician, which means she repaired aircraft wiring, radios, tactical navigation, IFF (Identification Friend or Foe) and other electronic components of the aircraft.
She was one of the first women to work on that area of the aircraft and the experience was quite challenging, but life-changing. Her passions are going to church and exercising. Anything from climbing 14ers, biking, hiking or burning 550 calories at Orange Theory. She values STEM and hopes to see our students go the distance and fulfill their dreams.