Christine Johnson

Hey everyone!

My name is Christine and I’ve been working with kids in various positions for the last 25 years. I have been a nanny, a preschool teacher, chemical dependency technician, youth counselor and paraprofessional. This is my second year at SAGE, I started after Christmas last year.

I love spending time with my family and my zoo. I have way too many pets, including 3 dogs, my Manx kitties and our new little Savannah kittens. We enjoy kayaking, camping, scary movies, movies in the backyard along with drive-in movies in the summer. I am most definitely a Harry Potter fan and a Ravenclaw. We are rarely home during the Halloween season at my house, too many haunted houses and pumpkin patches to go to. Winter is all about Hygge; warm tea/cocoa, comfy blankets, curled up in front of the fireplace with my family...and some sledding.

I look forward to seeing all the SAGE kids this year and I hope everyone had a super amazing Summer!

Dylan Ramstad

Amanda Norby-White

Hello, I am Amanda and I work with our students at SAGE as a Special Education Paraprofessional.

I earned my B.S. degree in Biology from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls. In addition to my academic background in science, I have also taken masters-level classes in education.


Outside of the classroom, I am an avid outdoors enthusiast. I love to explore local natural areas, ID plants and animals, and am continually learning to forage for and cook wild foods. I also work at a local zoo, providing excellent care for our animals and sharing my passion for conservation with the public and the students at SAGE.

Kevin Ventura-Cortes

My name is Kevin R. Ventura-Cortes.

I am originally from California and am a current transfer student athlete at Concordia University St.Paul. I am completing my bachelors degree in Kinesiology and sports management. Soon after pursuing my masters in Business while aspiring to reach the professional sports level. I am the oldest of four and have a passion for the youth as well special Ed kids. I love long walks on the beach and a nice tan. 

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3900 85th Ave N.

Brooklyn Park, MN 55443

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