Sarah’s family is originally from Pennsylvania and they moved to Colorado in 2017 in search of sunshine and an outdoor lifestyle. They love to travel, hike, camp, ski/snowboard. She is a School Counselor at Fossil Ridge, where her husband is an Algebra and Geometry teacher. They have three sons—one is at CSU, the other at Fossil Ridge, and another at Kinard Middle School—and they have two loveable pups, Pork Chop & Beau.
Sarah earned a BA in Psychology from St. Vincent College in Latrobe, PA. She has a MS Degree in Education with a K-12 Counseling Certification from Duquense University in Pittsburgh, PA. And her K-12 Principal’s certification is from the University of Pittsburgh.
Sarah has always been passionate about Science. Her intended career was in the medical field, but with the twists and turns in life, became a School Counselor. She considers it a privilege to support students as they grow into themselves through their engagement with the world. She is passionate about the environment, education, the arts, social justice, and human rights. What she loves about STEM-X is its applications in improving the quality of life and she looks forward to collaborating with our STEM-X educators as they continue the legacy of creating exciting and innovative experiences for our students.
Carey grew up in the great state of Wisconsin. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin Whitewater with a degree in Education and Sports Medicine. She moved out to Colorado upon graduating and loves and has embraced all that Colorado has to offer. She began working at Poudre High School in 1999 both as a teacher and Certified Athletic Trainer. In the summer of 2015 she finished her Masters of Education and Human Resource Studies at CSU and started as part time Assistant Principal in the fall of 2015. She is passionate about providing opportunities for all students and helping them realize their potential! She is excited about the upcoming STEM institute and all of the incredible opportunities that are awaiting our students.
Margey is originally from Chicago. She loves the Windy City but doesn’t miss the harsh winters! She moved to Colorado in 2015 and made her way to Fort Collins in 2020. Margey earned an undergraduate degree in English and Psychology from the University of Illinois and later earned an Associate’s in Interior Design at Harrington College of Design. She has worked in education in various roles throughout her career and is so happy to be in PSD and working on the Career and Innovation team. Her two daughters also go to school in PSD and they are excited to go to as many STEM-X events as possible.
Tracey has taught for twenty years in four different countries and is so grateful to teach at Preston Middle School and Colorado State University. She has been the STEM-X Delta Force Coordinator since 2016. She loves learning and creating the conditions for others to thrive in, such as with STEM-X, Engineering Brightness, and EngineerGirl. Tracey is the most happy, when she is in the mountains with her husband, two children and the family dog!
Our Wonderful Teachers
Julie Monks has been the Technology Teacher at Shepardson STEM Elementary for 7 years. She has her master’s degree in electrical engineering and 20 years industry experience. She loves bringing her passion for technology and engineering to young students.
I’ve been an educator for the past five years, most often in science, math, and Spanish, but I’m currently a physics teacher in Greeley. My passion is physics, which I studied at CSU, later receiving my master’s in education from UNC. As a hobby pianist and artist, I enjoy connecting science and the arts with a focus on hands-on exploration.”
Ms. Jun has worked as an Integrated Services paraprofessional in PSD since 2006. She is originally from Japan and loves to share her culture with students. She is so excited to teach origami science and have fun with students this summer!!
My name is Jake Lauer and I am excited to be teaching a science fiction storytelling class for STEM-X this year! An avid reader myself, I know the joy of getting lost in a world different than my own, especially when that world has some strange twists and turns. My favorite science fiction story is The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, but Ender’s Game is a close second. As an English teacher at Webber Middle School for the last five years, I have loved helping students tell their stories through writing and film. I look forward to doing just that this summer with your students!
Greetings! I am Sue Davidson. During the school year, I am a math teacher at Preston Middle School. During the summer months, I enjoy teaching “This IS Rocket Science”, a beginning model rocketry class at STEM-X. When I’m not working with middle school students, I love to camp, ski, play board/card games, and spend time with family and friends!
Mrs. Lammey has been teaching animation, photography, and graphic design for two years at Mead High School in Longmont. She lives in Fort Collins with her two teenage daughters, her husband, and their dog, Leo.
Joe Baffoe is the Coding and App Development Pathway Lead and the head coach of eSports at Futures Lab. He is also a Chemical Engineer. In his free time he enjoys reading, playing guitar, skiing, mountain biking, camping and hiking.
Hola, my name is Rachel Garza and I am a bilingual teacher at Irish Elementary. I am currently teaching First grade. Before teaching at Irish, I was a Kindergarten and First grade teacher in Texas for 11 years, also at a bilingual school. I am excited to be a part of Stem X and look forward to meeting and working with all of you!
My name is Katie and I’m currently pursuing my Master’s degree at CSU in Ecosystem Science and Sustainability . I have my undergraduate degree in Elementary Education with a focus on Environmental Science and I’m incredibly passionate about connecting individuals of all ages to the beauty that surrounds us through environmental education. If I’m not doing schoolwork, you’ll catch me rock climbing, mountain biking, or out smelling the wildflowers!