6th Grade




[email protected]  I love teaching 6th-grade math at SME! The 2021-2022 school year will be my eleventh year as an educator and my sixth year teaching at Stone Mountain. I grew up in Littleton, Colorado and studied elementary education at the University of Texas at Austin. After graduating, I returned to the Denver area to begin my teaching journey. When I am not in school, I enjoy reading great books, traveling to as many places as I can, watching movies, and enjoying the outdoors. I have been married for three years, and I love spending time with my husband and our one year old black lab puppy, Zia.


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I am so happy to be here at Stone Mountain for my second year!A little about myself professionally: I went to college at Cal Poly and I  studied education with an emphasis in biology, then stayed an additional year to earn my teaching credential. After that I moved down to Valencia, CA where I taught fourth 
grade. When I moved to Colorado, I knew that Douglas County was a great fit for me. This will be my 19th year of teaching in total. I have my Masters Degree in education and am still often taking classes on weekends and over the summers. Personally, I am originally from a small town outside of Santa Barbara and try to get home to visit family at least once a year; not only for the love of family, but to get my fix of the beach. I have two great children: Gavin, a 8th grader, and Rylah, who will be here at Stone Mountain in 6th grade. I also have a wonderful husband and sweet puppy, Telly. I love living in this great state because of all there is to do. I’m often found hiking, going to concerts, dancing, camping, paddleboarding, finding fun restaurants, taking in a sports game, snowboarding, and just being outside in general.


Science & Social Studies
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My name is Ryan Stanevich, I teach 6th grade Science and Social Studies. This will be my at 5th year at Stone Mountain, and I was previously the STEAM teacher. I moved to Highlands Ranch when I was 6 years old and have been here ever since. I attended Cougar Run, Cresthill, Highlands Ranch High School, and then went to University of Northern Colorado for college. I try to spend as much time as I can outside playing sports, hiking, kayaking, and fishing. Honestly, anything I can do outside with my friends and family is what brings me happiness. Science has always been a fascinating subject to me and ties together so many different pieces of education and life skills that I can’t wait to unfold in the classroom.