Phone: (719) 785-4228


Degrees and Certifications:

o University of Maryland, Smith College of Business - Finance, IFSM o Career and Technical Education, Professional Credential

Ken Motta

I joined the Lewis-Palmer Middle School team in 2015 after retiring from the IBM Corp. I worked for over 30 years as a Senior Systems Engineer and Global Account Manager.  I am a graduate of The Smith School of Business, University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland. My professional background is in computer systems engineering and corporate finance. I am a lifetime woodworker and have owned a small custom woodcraft business for over 25 years.

In Gateway to Technology, we take a project-based approach to learning.  I challenge students in a learn-by-doing environment that allows them to work out the practical problems they encounter. My goal is for students to leave with a sense of confidence that they can not only survive, but thrive in our technological world. Gateway to Technology is a cutting edge class that allows kids to design their projects using several state-of-the-art design and modeling software programs including AutoDesk Inventor, SketchUp, Homestyler, and Revit. Students learn how to safely use a variety of hand tools and shop machines, then build their projects in the woodshop. 

My wife Sherry and I moved to the Tri-Lakes area in 1993, and we love the community. Each of our three children has attended Lewis-Palmer Elementary, Lewis-Palmer Middle School, and Lewis-Palmer High School. Our two boys graduated from Lewis-Palmer High School and the University of Colorado, Boulder. Our daughter currently attends Colorado State Universty in Fort Collins.