|Ms. Sokolowski, Kindergarten Teacher
I have my Bachelors degree in Elementary education as well as Early Childhood from Northern Arizona University. I have had the pleasure of living in Colorado, Philippines, California and for the past 10 years Arizona. These experiences have only helped me grow as an educator. During the past summer I have been teaching a multi age group of 5-9 year olds at a montessori school, which has been a great experience. I am a huge animal lover and I also enjoy hands on experiences, art, science and math. I am excited to have the opportunity to interact with students and their families. I look forward to new and exciting ventures for the 2012-2013 school year!
|Mrs. Crone, Kindergarten Teacher
I am so excited to start my journey at Sage Academy. With three children of my own, I understand the importance of sending our children to school while feeling comfortable with those that are teaching and caring for them. My passion for teaching began when I taught in the Washington School District in Phoenix in their Head Start program. It was then that I knew I wanted to teach young children. I have my Bachelor’s in Education from Ottawa University and am highly qualified to teach K-8 grades. I also have an AA in Early Childhood Education and am working on getting my reading endorsement. When I graduated from Ottawa I had the opportunity to teach in both, 6th and 7th grades in Reading, Writing, Science and Social Studies. I have worked in the Washington, Glendale and Avondale School District’s. My diverse background in educating our youth has allowed me to grow as an educator and has helped me refine my focus; to teach young children once again. I live in Phoenix with my husband, Tim, and three children. I have two sons, Jordan 19 and Justin 11, and one daughter, Jaelyn who is 15. I also have three dogs and one cat! When I have a break, you will usually find me cheering my children on at the baseball or softball fields. As a parent, I understand and value the importance of communication between home and school. I am eager to begin my career as a Kindergarten teacher and look forward to meeting each of my students and their families.
|Mrs. Dwight, 1st Grade Teacher
I graduated from Arizona State University, Summa Cum Laude, with my Bachelors Degree in Elementary Education. I earned my Associates Degree in Elementary Education from Scottsdale Community College. I have also been in multiple clubs throughout my college experience. At Arizona State University I became a member of Golden Key International Honors Society and a member of Kappa Delta Phi International Honors Society in Education. At Scottsdale Community College I was a member of Student Life and Leadership. In my free time I enjoy going to movies, wakeboarding, traveling, and reading.My greatest strengths include motivating students to try new things and helping them achieve and set academic goals. Working with children is a passion of mine. Every time I see a child’s light bulb go off, it reminds me that this is why I teach.
|Ms. Koubek, 2nd Grade Teacher
My name is Cassandra Koubek and I am a devoted educator with a love for teaching! I grew up in upstate New York until around the age of 14 when my immediate family (father, mother, brother and sister) moved away from my large and wonderful family to the sunshine state of Arizona. I was a dedicated and competitive figure skater throughout most of my childhood, as well as participated in other activities and sports such as dance, volleyball, track and choir.
|Ms. Long, 3rd and 4th Grade Teacher
Ms. Long is thrilled to be back for her fourth year at Sage! Ms. Long has her Master’s Degree in Education/Curriculum Instruction and a Bachelor’s Degree in Theatre. She also has her certification in Special Education. She enjoys reading and working out math problems with her class, and loves the chance she has at Sage to interact with students of all ages and their families!
|Mrs. Long, 5th and 6th Grade Teacher
Mrs. Long has her Bachelor’s Degree from Northern Arizona University in Elementary Education and her love for children, of all ages, is shown through her work here at Sage and her Community. She has taught all ages but has a special fondness for middle school students.Her philosophy radiates in all that she does: you are not finished when you lose… you are finished when you quit.
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|Mrs. Sarrett, Specials Teacher
Mrs. Sarrett is enjoying her third year as our special’s teacher, focusing her attention on educating children in Library, Computers, Art, PE, Spanish, and Music. She is very committed to the cultural, educational, social, and emotional growth of children, and has devoted a great deal of time and creativity to the development of the curricula she has developed for these classes. Having had 36 years of vocal performance experience, Mrs. Sarrett enjoys performing regularly with her church worship team, spends as much time as possible with her husband and two sons, plays and observes several sports recreationally, and in her spare time is working towards a Master’s Degree in Counseling teens and young adults. She is devoted to the development of respectful, cultured, self-confident, and socially integrated young people who will become the pillars of society we will look to for leadership. She is looking forward to sharing this year with all of your children.