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Office of STEM & Innovation


  • Independence Welcomes Community at "Dive into STEM" Event
    For "Dive into STEM," a celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, Independence Elementary opened its doors to the community on Jan. 18 for the entire evening, and hosted a wide array of activities, guest presenters and family fun.
  • 'Do You Want to Go to Space?': Mountain Vista Balloon Launch Aligns with STEM Movement at CCSD
    Over the course of four years, students have launched more than 100 weather balloon experiments at schools across the district. Funded in part from grants from the Cherry Creek Schools Foundation, the experiments have become a valuable part of STEM ed.
  • VR Technology Offers Fox Ridge Students Access to the Ancient World
    Thanks in part to funding from the CCSF, students at Fox Ridge have access to Google Cardboard, an app that pairs a smartphone with a simple set of cardboard glasses to transport users to another time and place.
  • Laredo STEM Club Explores Real-World Science at AF Academy
    On Dec. 6, members of Laredo Middle School's G-STEM (Girls-STEM) Club, an after-school Science, Technology, Engineering and Math club for young black women, visited the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs to explore careers in science.
  • CCSD Celebrates 'Hour of Code'
    Schools across the district focused on coding as part of the global 'Hour of Code' movement during the week of Dec. 4. Classes like Kamala Schuster’s first-grade technology class at Rolling Hills used the week to build important conceptual foundations.
  • STEAM-A-Palooza Events Unites Disciplines, CCSD Community
    As in past years, the 2017 STEAM-A-Palooza event invited students, staff and community members from across the district to fuse STEM and the arts, to view traditionally separate fields of study as part of a larger whole.
​We believe that our world can only survive when the next generation is prepared to innovate and lead with compassion in a global society.
Our STEM Commitment
​The Cherry Creek School District is committed to providing comprehensive, cutting-edge STEM Education in every school, for every student, so all students will:
​​​​* Do their own thinking
* Have meaningful experiences
* Create, innovate and collaborate
* Care about their learning
* Have an impact on their world
* Prepare for a bright future 


Office of STEM and Innovation
Dr. Richard Charles, Director 
Summer Sigler, Administrative Assistant @ 720-554-5605
​Sherri D​ennstedt, Secondary STEM and Innovation Science Coach
Denise Goldin-Dubois, Secondary STEM and Innovation Math Coach
Keli Kinsella, Secondary​ STEM and Innovation Coach
Jon Pierce, Elementary STEM and Innovation Coordinator
Dr. Adrian Neibauer, Elementary STEM and Innovation Coach
​Sarah North, Instructional Facilitator with a Specialization in Elementary Science
Heather Palumbo, Instructional Facilitator with a Specialization in Elementary Math
Jocelyn Hatfield, Instructional Facilitator with a Specialization in Secondary Math
Sarah Ridder, Instructional Facilitator with a Specialization in Secondary Science

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