Faculty + Staff

Harry Weekes

Head of School

Raised on the East Coast until the ripe age of three, Harry moved to Idaho in 1972. He studied Environmental Science, Biology and Studio Art at Middlebury College, and earned his graduate degree in Life Science from the University of Maryland in College Park. After 25 years of teaching and...READ MORE

Chris McAvoy

Assistant Head of School, Admissions, Lead Teacher 12th Team- Human Ecology

Chris has been teaching for over 20 years in independent and charter schools. He worked to develop a brand new charter school, a Montessori middle school, an Expeditionary Learning curriculum, and is most proud of his work co-founding The Sage School. Chris worked with Harry for 5 years before starting...READ MORE

Drew Harrison

12 Team- Human Ecology and Mathematics

For the first 18 years of his life, Drew’s home was the high desert of central Oregon. Exploring the bountiful natural beauty that region has to offer was a crucial piece of his early education. In high school Drew developed a love for chemistry, guitar, basketball, and expedition leadership. These...READ MORE

Sara Berman

12th Team- Spanish and Greenhouse Director

Proudly born and raised in the Wood River Valley, Sara graduated from The Community School before setting off to Kenyon College in Central Ohio. In Ohio, Sara fell in love with sustainable farming and rural life while earning degrees in Spanish and Environmental Studies. She has traveled and studied in...READ MORE

Emma Drucker

10/11 Team- Human Ecology and Writing

Grown amongst the cornfields of the fertile Midwest, Emma is a Chicago native who is glad to have migrated west. Before finding Sage, Emma taught English at Collegiate School, an independent school in Richmond, Virginia. Her studies of American Literature and Environmental Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont had her...READ MORE

Amy Morrison

10/11 Team- Human Ecology and Spanish

Amy grew up exploring the mountains, deserts, and rivers of Colorado, New Mexico, and Arizona. After earning a B.A. in Humanities at Fort Lewis College, she spent three years living and working in a small fishing village on the coast of Ecuador. Amy and her husband Brian then spent the...READ MORE

Matt Leidecker

10/11 Team- Human Ecology and Mathematics

Though not technically a native, Matt Leidecker grew up in the Wood River Valley exploring the nooks and crannies of the valley bottom and snowy slopes of Bald Mountain. His perspective of central Idaho expanded exponentially when he began guiding on the Middle Fork of the Salmon River. From 1991...READ MORE

Maggie Blatz

8/9 Team- Human Ecology and Mathematics

Maggie, a Colorado native, grew up with a love for outdoor adventures and for all things science and math. After studying physics, french and math at the University of Colorado, she moved to Jackson, Wyoming and worked for two years as an optical engineer. Eager to be a student again,...READ MORE

Nathan Kolar

8/9 Team- Spanish and Human Ecology, College Counselor

Nathan joined the Sage faculty in 2011 and is best known around campus as “Nazario,” a nickname he acquired from his host brother while living in Seville, Spain during the 2003-04 school year. His time in Spain was a crucial chapter in his Spanish language training, which has also included...READ MORE

Julie Zimmerman

8/9 Team- Human Ecology and Writing

A former documentary photographer and journalist, Julie began her career in independent school education when son number one entered two-day preschool. With both sons, Cyrus and Starke, now happily ensconced at her alma mater, the University of Richmond, Julie is transitioning from Virginia’s Chesapeake Bay region to central Idaho. She...READ MORE

Heather Livingston

8/9 Team- Spanish and Human Ecology

Although an East Coast native, Heather has spent most of her adult life touring new terrain. After graduating with a B.A. in Environmental Studies and a minor in Spanish from Dickinson College, she moved to northern California to work for the Woolman Semester School. While living in a tiny cabin...READ MORE

Maria Maguire

6/7 Team- Spanish, and Human Ecology

Maria was born and raised in the greater Seattle area. She has worn many hats since then from Natural History Tour Guide in Denali National Park to Wellness Center Coordinator for the San Francisco Unified School District. She double-majored in Spanish and Anthropology at Western Washington University and played on...READ MORE

Kristen Barr

6/7 Team- Human Ecology and Writing

Upon graduating from The Community School, Kristen headed east for summer school in New York City. After a 14 year odyssey, she happily found her way home to the Wood River Valley and The Sage School. While in NYC, Kristen studied film at Fordham University and received a Master’s Degree...READ MORE

Eric Levenson

6/7 Team- Human Ecology and Mathematics

Eric grew up journeying back and forth between New Hampshire’s White Mountains and his home near the coast. He proceeded to inch his way up the Atlantic shoreline, first to Bowdoin College where he studied Anthropology and Environmental Studies. During these four years Eric somehow found himself whitewater raft guiding,...READ MORE

Nancy Linscott

Office Manager

Nancy began working at The Sage School in 2012. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from the University of Northern Colorado and a Master’s Degree in Environmental Policy and Management from the University of Denver. Nancy’s career history includes 20 years as a practicing environmental geologist and environmental regulatory...READ MORE