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Kate Hunter
PYP (K-5) Director

Kate’s teaching career began in 2003 in Barcelona Spain, where she instructed all levels of English as a new language. Kate has worked in a wide variety of schools, including private, magnet, and traditional public schools, serving as a teacher, IB Coordinator, district-level program administrator, curriculum and instructional specialist, and assistant principal. This is her first year on the Sage team, serving as the Elementary Director. When not at a Sage you can find Kate with her family, ideally enjoying all that the Idaho outdoors has to offer.

Zach Parker
Middle School (6-8) Director

Zach began teaching secondary English at Caldwell High in 2005. He eventually moved to a small charter school in Nampa where he was the English and Social Studies department for the entire high school. Zach happily ended up at Sage in 2012 as the school aligned with his educational and life philosophy. He taught various levels of English and Social Studies at the secondary level while slowly taking on different leadership roles. In 2016 Zach made the shift to a full time Director of Middle School. When not roaming the halls of Sage, Zach enjoys having a book in one hand and a fly-rod or golf club in the other hand. He also enjoys the finer outdoor experiences of Idaho with his family of four.

Brandy Burkett
High School (9-12) Director

Brandy has been working in the field of education since 2013. She began as an English teacher in the Nampa school district and was offered the amazing opportunity to teach at Sage for the 2017-2018 school year. Throughout her years at Sage, Brandy has served as an English teacher, Personal and Professional Skills teacher, College and Career advisor, and she has spent the last 3 school years serving as a Director in the high school.

Danny Solomon
Campus Support Director

Danny started his career in education in West Ada in 2010. He has worked as a paraprofessional, teacher, and administrator across multiple grade-levels and contents. His primary teaching assignments were in English Language Arts, before moving on to his time as an assistant principal. This is the first year Danny has served as dean and campus operations for Sage International. Danny’s values match Sage’s focus on including all students in a demanding education that develops them as local and global citizens. When not at Sage, a satellite communicator may ping his location with family, friends, or somewhere on a mountain, assuming he didn’t forget the device.

Nora Strauch
PYP Coordinator

Nora‘s teaching career began in 2007. She has worked in a variety of schools, including charter schools, overseas international schools, and traditional public schools, before joining the Sage Network in 2019. Nora has worked as both a classroom teacher and a coordinator at IB World Schools since 2012. Nora believes strongly in the inquiry, action, and international-mindedness aspects of the IB framework. When not at Sage, you can find Nora spending time with her family and friends either in the outdoors or taking a trip to explore a new city or landscape.


Katie Ashby

Robyn Olnes
K-5 (Everest) Front Desk


Sarah Brown
6-10 (Everest) Front Desk

Jo Lynn Somero
11-12 (Summit) Front Desk


Taylor Steele
K-7 Counselor

Brittany Meduna
8-12 Counselor


Danielle Konkol
Library Specialist

Thomas Divis
Facilities Manager

Aguilera Viviana High School Teacher 9th – 10th Grade Science
Alfaro Dana Paraprofessional
Alley Jeannine High School Teacher -9th -10th Grade Math
Arouxet Cassondra High School Front Desk
Ashby Katie Registrar
Austin Emma Elementary Teacher – 1st Grade
Avila Rachel Elementary Teacher – 3rd Grade
Baker Morgan Middle School Teacher- 6th -7th Grade Design
Blasius Hailey Elementary Teacher – 4th Grade
Brown Sarah Middle School Front Desk
Buczynski Linda Elementary Teacher- K-5th Visual Arts
Burkett Brandy High School Director
Calderon Daniel High School Teacher 9th -10th Grade Film & Media
Cavanagh Brian Speech & Language Pathologist
Clay John Paraprofessional
Daum Hanna Elementary Teacher – Kindergarten
Davis Danyelle Elementary Teacher – K-5th Grade French
Dillard Julynn Elementary Teacher – 5th Grade
Divis Thomas Facilities Manager
Dubkowski Karelia High School Teacher – 9th -12th Grade Visual Arts
Duerr Emily Middle School Teacher- 6th- 8th Grade Visual Arts
Emmerling Natalie Nurse
Fernandez Angel Elementary Teacher – Kindergarten
Fink Megan Elementary Educational Assistant
Flores Emily High School Teacher- 9th-12th Grade PE & Health
Foshay Vicki Elementary Teacher – 3rd Grade
Fraley Matthew High School Teacher- 11th -12th Grade French
Freers Ryan Middle School Teacher- 6th- 8th Grade Science
Gatfield Erin Middle School Teacher- 8th Grade English
Hamblin Jen Elementary Teacher – 1st Grade
Hansen Faith High School Teacher- 10th -11th Grade Language Arts
Harry Rachel Middle School Teacher- 6th Grade Math
He Min Paraprofessional
Henderson Ashley High School Teacher 11th & 12th Grade Math
Hickenbottom Adrian Elementary Educational Assistant/ Literacy Lab
Hoopes Laurie Middle School Teacher- 6th -7th Grade French
Huettig Joel Elementary Teacher – 2nd Grade
Hunter Kathleen Elementary Director
Jacobson Brekke Elementary Teacher – 1st Grade
Kelly David Middle School Teacher- 7th Grade Math
Konkol Danielle Media Specialist K-12th Grade
Kromer Suzanne Middle School Teacher- 7th -8th Grade Design
Sapkota Kaitlyn Elementary Teacher – Kindergarten
Lunt Jen Elementary Teacher – 5th Grade
Lunt Drew High School Teacher – 9th-10th History & Government
Macmillan Lindsay Middle School Teacher- 6th – 7th Grade I & S
Markow Daniel Elementary Teacher – K- 5th Grade PE
Mcgrady Lainey Middle School Teacher- 8th Grade Math
Mckerlie Cassandra Custodian
Meduna Brittany High School Counselor – 8th- 10th Grade
Mercer Bryce High School Teacher- 11th & 12th Grade Biology
Mikesell Lacie Paraprofessional
Moss Lana Middle School Teacher- 6th – 7th Grade PE
Myers Elke Elementary Performing Arts Teacher
Nielsen Jessica Middle School Teacher- 7th Grade English
Nielsen Jill Paraprofessional
Old Stephanie Elementary Teacher – RTI
Oliver Eric High School Teacher- Speech/Computer Science
Olnes Robyn Elementary School Front Desk
Orr Levi High School Teacher- 11th -12th Work Based Learning & PPS
Parker Zach Middle School Director
Pearcy Amanda Elementary Teacher – 3rd Grade
Peterson Jacob Special Educattion Teacher – 9th -12th Grade
Prock Karma Elementary Teacher – RTI
Rapala Ingrid Elementary Teacher – Kindergarten
Richter Megan Paraprofessional
Roberts Rachel Middle School Teacher- 7th -8th Grade French
Sama Harita Paraprofessional
Scheffler Jason Custodian
Seid Emily Elementary Teacher – 4th Grade
Sims Jordan Middle School Teacher- 7th – 8th Grade I & S
Slee Amy Elementary Teacher – RTI
O’hara Abbie Special Education Teacher – K- 5th Grade
Solomon Daniel Campus Support Director- K-12th
Sowanou Josepha High School Teacher – 9th – 10th Grade French
Steele Taylor Elementary Counselor – K-7th Grade
Stevens Chanelle Special Education Teacher – 6th – 8th Grade
Stump Rebekah Elementary Teacher – 5th Grade
Tamayo-Rivera Hannah Special Education Teacher – K-12th Behavior
Tan Ann Elementary Teacher – 2nd Grade
Telestai Kerith Elementary Teacher – 2nd – 5th Grade Performing Arts
Tellez Elyssa Elementary Teacher – 4th Grade
Tetrault Michael Middle School Teacher- 6th -8th Grade Science
Travis Rebecca High School Teacher- 9th & 10th Grade English
Trevino Mimi Middle School Teacher- 7th – 8th Grade Visual Arts
Tucci-Webert Amy Middle School Teacher- 6th Grade English
Vanorsow Stephanie Elementary Teacher – 2nd Grade
Wayt Brittany Elementary Teacher – 1st Grade
Webster Melissa High School Teacher – 11th -12th Grade Econ & History
Weeks Austin High School Teacher- 11th – 12th Grade TOK & DP Core
Woodruff Cari Middle School Teacher- 8th Grade PE & Health

Andy Johnson
Executive Director

Andy started at Sage in the summer of 2020 after having been a teacher, Middle/High School Director, Boarding Program Director and wilderness trip leader at Riverstone International School. Previous to working in schools, Andy was a soldier and officer in the United States Army for nearly 24 years. In his free time he likes to read spy novels; run, hike, cross country ski, backpack in the mountains and travel to far off places with his wife, Evelyn. Both of Andy and Evelyn’s children are graduates of IB schools and earned the full DP diploma.

Emily Downey
Director of Finance & Operations

Emily joined Sage in 2014 as a parent of 3 boys, each of who have graduated with the full DP diploma. She enjoyed volunteering in a variety of ways at both of our schools, including as a member of the School Board, and in 2021 became the network’s CFO/COO. Emily is an experienced financial and operational leader as a CPA with over 20 years in the private sector with responsibilities spanning budgeting, forecasting, financial and operational goal setting, personnel management, market strategy, business consulting, corporate taxation and auditing. Emily loves exploring the outdoors with her family and dogs, traveling the world and tucking up with a good book.

Christine McMillen
Special Education Director & Federal Programs Manager

Christine moved to Boise in 1998 and worked as a special education teacher in West Ada and then most recently as principal of Canyon Springs High School in Caldwell. She is also the proud mother of three grown daughters and two stepsons and enjoys spending as much time as possible visiting them in Colorado and Montana. She is passionate about student success and learning and looks forward to working with the great team at Sage.

Bob Brixey
Network Facilities Director

Bob is an Idaho native that grew up in Parma. Bob started working for Sage in the summer of 2016. Prior to that, for twenty years, he was the Facilities Manager for a large church in Indiana. Bob served as a youth pastor in Colorado for five years while he attended Denver Baptist Bible College. He has three children and five grandchildren. Bob enjoys camping with his wife Gayle, entertaining his grandchildren, hiking, driving his hot rod, and working on his miniature railroad.

Heidi Hagman
Marketing & Communications Director

Heidi started at Sage in Boise as a kindergarten parent in 2010 and enjoyed time volunteering while having her own photography business. She officially joined the team in 2019 working at the front desk, and now enjoys using her photography skills and previous years of experience working in IT to market to our community and communicate with families about our wonderful schools! She enjoys traveling and taking outdoor adventures with her husband Mike and their two teenagers.

Lisa Lechner
Network Business Manager/ISEE Coordinator

Arron Walton
Enrichment Director

Arron started at Sage Boise as a parent when the school opened in 2010, and started working at Sage in 2014 as the ESage Director. She is now also Enrichment Director and oversees extracurricular programs at both Boise and Middleton campuses. She previously worked at the YMCA for 13 years in the Child Development Branch in a variety of roles working with infants through school age children. In her spare time, Arron enjoys spending time with her family and friends, hiking, camping, kayaking and gardening.

Dani Zwolfer
IB/Curriculum/Assessment Director

Dani started at Sage in Boise when we opened our doors in 2010. She has held a variety of roles at Sage including elementary teacher, PYP Coordinator, and PYP Director. Dani is also an IB Workshop Leader and has enjoyed supporting colleagues at other educational institutions to develop their understanding of the IB. Before her career in education, Dani spent 19 years at an international market research company as a data analyst. When not on campus, she enjoys spending time with her husband exploring all the corners of Idaho and beyond or hanging out at a local coffee shop playing a board game with family.

Janna Brown
Multilingual Learner Coordinator

Janna started her career in education in 2013 in Jakarta, Indonesia at an IB school as a Kindergarten teacher before moving to Boise and starting at Sage in 2019.  Besides teaching Kindergarten, she’s also been a first-grade teacher and an EL tutor.  After getting her Masters’s degree in English Language Learners in 2021, she became the network Multilingual Learner Coordinator in the fall of 2022.  In her spare time, she loves to read, travel, garden and explore the great outdoors with her dog Jubilee.

Terra Falconer
Network School Psychologist

Terra started as a Kindergarten parent at Sage in 2019. At the same time, she went back to school to become a school psychologist. While in graduate school, she completed many of her practicum and internship hours at Sage and just loved working with the teams. In 2022, she began working full-time for the Sage Network of Schools. Prior to school psychology, Terra worked in animal behavior, environmental education and volunteer management.  In her spare time, she enjoys being crafty with her daughters, spending time with her bunnies, and exploring the outdoors. 

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Kriss Grimaldo
Technology Support Specialist

Valerie Roberts
Human Resouces Coordinator

Johnny Watkins
Technology Manager

Rachel Wilson
Human Resources Specialist


Mia Russell
ESage Network Coordinator