Sage Ellenwood

Seventh Grade Science Teacher

Sage Ellenwood completed his undergraduate degree in psychology and child development at Michigan State University. He worked in youth mental health for five years before getting his masters in education. He taught in Oakland for eight years, founding and running the maker space at his school, coaching his team of business students to a win at state championships, building a tiny home, and starting a school garden. Throughout Sage’s career he has taught and developed a wide range of science and engineering classes as well as fashion, cooking, philosophy, and robotics! His business entrepreneurship course (BUILD) was used as a model to develop a national program blending product design and business. Sage has also mentored new teachers through the process of clearing their teaching credentials. He is excited to return to middle school and support his students in their discovery of science and finding joy in learning. When Sage is not teaching or mentoring you can find him playing board games with his friends, reading, rock climbing, or traveling the world with his wife and one-year-old daughter.

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Why I Work with Children

Learning is so much fun for me, and I want to share that joy. I love that when I am excited, my students are excited too!

A Favorite Book

The Hidden Spring, Mark Solms. A fascinating exploration of the origins of consciousness.

Quick Fact

Kissed a shark once!

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I speak several languages.

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Jenny Reeves

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Loves to swim

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Jerry Kennedy

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Kathy Henderson

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Maggie Hardy

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Nataliya Vdovychenko

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Fluent Russian speaker

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Nnenna Okereke

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Rem Djemilev

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Creates musical arrangements for fun

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Sarah Roggero

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My birthday is April 1st, no joke!

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Stephanie Piper

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Obsessed with the Salem witchcraft trials

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Once ate deep-fried silkworms

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Zina Gulimovskaya

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