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.
Vanessa Sanchez joined the STEM Elementary Teaching Team in April of 2021 as one of our wonderful Kindergarten teachers, she is eager to start her second year teaching at STEM. Before 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 where everyone can learn something new to help make their community a better place. She is excited to continue her journey at STEM Highlands Ranch with a focus on supporting 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 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 and drinking a warm cup of coffee.
Favorite Starbucks Drink or Snack: Skinny Carmel Macchiato
Favorite Snacks: Any salty!
Favorite Places to Eat: Qdoba and chick-fil-a
Favorite Drinks: Coffee!
Favorite Place to Shop: Amazon and Target
Hobbies: Reading and hiking
Favorite Colors: Teal and Gray