Design Team

Phone: (719) 495-1149 ext 4139

Email:

Degrees and Certifications:

BA in Speech Communication MA in Educational Administration Google Certified Educator Level 1 PLTW Certification in Automation and Robotics PLTW Certification in Space and Flight

Mr. Rik Yantis

Welcome.

I am excited about the challenge of this new school year. Having taught Science for 17 years I am part of our school's Design Team where I teach STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) subjects. We will be learning about engineering and the design process. If I have any parents that are engineers and are interested in sharing with my classes about your profession please give me a call!

 As an enrichment/elective teacher, I will be teaching the following courses to the following grades.

6th Grade: Computer Applications.

7th Grade: PLTW Space and Flight

8th Grade: PLTW Automation and Robotics

On a personal note: I am married and we have two boys. My youngest graduated from the University of Denver and now lives in San Diego. My oldest is married and lives in Fort Collins studying to become a teacher. 

 As a parent, I know how nerve-racking having a Middle Schooler can be for both the student and parent. DO NOT PANIC! While we might be confused at times, we will have fun and learn something at the same time.

I am a firm believer in the Teacher/Student/Parent team. We will work together.

Contact Information:

email: ryantis@d49.org
Phone Messages: 719.495.5210 ext 4139
Rik Yantis, MA
6th Grade Integrated Science

My favorite quote:

Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts!
----Winston Churchill

My second favorite quote:

The difference between winning and losing is most often not quitting.

---Walt Disney