Enrichment at STEM includes after-school care, clubs and activities.
Vanessa Sanchez joined the STEM Elementary Teaching Team in April of 2021 as one of our wonderful Kindergarten teachers. Prior to joining STEM, she was a Preschool teacher for 14 years in a private school in Douglas County. She taught preschool and pre-k throughout the 14 years of teaching. Her passion is working with children and caring about their well-being. She wants to build a classroom community that is welcoming and that everyone can learn something new to help make their community a better place. She is excited to begin her new journey at STEM Highlands Ranch with her focus to support her students and staff.
Vanessa has a Bachelor’s in Early Childhood Education with Licensure from Metropolitan State University. She graduated with high honors in December of 2020. She loves Colorado and driving to small mountain towns to explore them. Vanessa tries to get on the hiking trails as much as she can throughout the year. She loves paddleboarding at Soda Lake Park. Vanessa also enjoys reading Nicholas Sparks novels while sitting by a fire drinking a warm glass of coffee.
Favorite Starbucks Drink or Snack: Caramel macchiato
Favorite Snacks: Popcorn
Favorite Places to Eat: Chick-fil-A or Mad Greens
Favorite Drinks: Coffee
Favorite Place to Shop: Target
Hobbies: Reading and hiking
Favorite Colors: Teal and Gray