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

Hello, my name is Dylan Ramstad. I work at SAGE as a paraprofessional. This school year will be my second year working at SAGE. I studied education at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls. I really enjoy my time spent with the students and staff at SAGE Academy. 


Outside of school I enjoy camping, reading, playing with my cats, and watching football (Skol!). I grew up in Minnesota, but traveled to and lived in Wisconsin for many years. I enjoy the changing of the seasons in Minnesota and Wisconsin. My cats have enjoyed the increased attention from me and the students during distance learning. I hope we all have a fantastic school year!

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.

Marissa Ramstad


Hi all, my name is Marissa Ramstad and I am a paraprofessional. This is my first year at SAGE and I am so excited to be part of the team! I earned my BFA at the University of Wisconsin - River Falls and have enjoyed teaching art classes over the past few years and love working with students.

Outside of the classroom I enjoy camping, painting, and spending quality time with my cats.