Patty Quinones directs the $16.6 million Race To The Top grant, funding STEM education throughout the Skyline High School feeder system. Her vision, providing an education that prepares students for career success, includes integrating STEM curriculum in core subjects throughout K-12, advancing professional development for teachers, and opening the Innovation Center of St. Vrain Valley Schools.
Patty served as the principal for Skyline High School for five years. In that position she oversaw the creation of the STEM and VPA academies, which currently enroll 500. She secured grants to purchase technology, created partnerships with businesses and educational organizations, implemented a summer mini STEM academy and created the department of Computer Science. These efforts drive Patty’s singular goal, providing real world education and experiences for students.
Patty has presented at national and regional conferences (ASEE, NSTA, CASE, CoCo STEM Forums) and co-authored the paper: Best Practices in High School and Higher Education. She is also an avid athlete and loves the outdoors; she enjoys kayaking, skiing, golf, and hiking.