Kristina Stem

Kristina Stem

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I’m a scientist that loves to teach!

I’ve worked in industrial chemistry, academia research, and been a high school science teacher, but I’ve now found my dream-job:  sharing my passion and skills in science with Erie Elementary kiddos!



All students (Kindergarten through 5th Graders) get to come to my lab for 45 minutes once a week.  In my lab, students are presented with S.T.E.M. lessons and activities beyond the classroom grade-level standards where the 21st-centuries skills of communication, collaboration, and kindness are emphasized.  I developed my curriculum as a 3-year rotation of thematic units based on Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), gaps in classroom resources for the State of Colorado Science Standards, and Erie Elementary student assessment data.


B.A. in Biochemistry and Psychology from University of Notre Dame (1990)

M.A. in Psychology (Behavior Genetics) from Colorado University – Boulder (1999)

Secondary Science Education Certification from Colorado University – Boulder (1999)

CU Gold Certification for Biology (2002)

Elementary Education Certification (2010)

Space Foundation Teacher Liaison (2012)

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