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I have been in education for over 12 years.  I have been in special education for over 5 years.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education, a Master’s Degree in Teaching & Learning, and Special Education.  I am currently 4 classes away from obtaining my Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management as well.  I hold 4 teaching licenses and 1 variance, K-6 Elementary Education, 5-8 Mathematics, K-12 Emotional Behavior Disorder (EBD), K-12 Learning Disabilities (LD), and a variance for K-12 Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD).  


I believe in being a lifelong learner and passing this knowledge onto my students.  I love spending time with my family, watching football, and traveling to experience new and exciting places.  I look forward to working on the board of education for district 4087 to empower and change our students' lives.

Leslie Geist
Case Manager/Math

Melissa Guzy
Case Manager/ELA

My name is Melissa Guzy, and I am a new Special Education Teacher this year. While I am new to Sage this year, I have been teaching for over 10 years. I live in Coon Rapids, which is also where I grew up. I enjoy spending time outside, listening to music, cooking, watching football, swimming and traveling. I spend most of my freetime with my children. I love cats and have two of them at home - Asher and Butters. I am so excited to teach and learn with the SAGE team this year!


Dwain Weddall
Homebound Services


Jocelyn Merchan

Hello Everyone 

My name is Jocelyn  and I look forward to meeting you this school year. I'd like to share some of my professions and information about me . I am a Licensed Lash Technician , Licensed Salon Manager & Licensed Substitute Instructor . I have 7 years experience in beauty, management, and coordinating different facilities in Minnesota . Throughout the years I have taught eyelash extensions , Permanent makeup, and Laws & Rules. Even though my profession hasn't always been at a school, I find myself wanting to encourage and influence the younger generation . My goal at SAGE is to further assist students in their academics. I am also fluent in both English and Spanish. With me being bilingual, I can help break the language barrier for spanish speaking students. Outside of work I am a mom of three which keeps my life pretty busy. I enjoy traveling , fishing , painting , dancing & outdoor adventures-  but I mostly love spending time with my family and helping my students.

Natalie Enriquez-Banda 

MacKenzie Weyandt-Bohm


Special Ed. Consultants


Jennifer Heieie                                          

Special Education Director, Indigo Education 

(800) 281-9980 ext. 64


Kim Herman

Speech Pathologist, By Word of Mouth 


Lauren Hoffman
Occupational Therapist, Edina Children's Therapy 

Amanda Nelson 

Social Worker, Agate Social Works


Carol Zempel

School Psychologist 

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