Robert Dean

A newcomer to The Sage School, Robert is nevertheless no stranger to the dazzling variety of connections we as humans can build with our environment. Born and raised overseas in an expatriate family, Robert took up residence in countries all over the world before landing in North Carolina as a student at Elon University. Having earned a degree in International Studies and Political Science, Robert spent two years in the Pacific Northwest serving as a full-time volunteer before moving back overseas to work at an international boarding school in the Czech Republic as a residential coordinator. In helping to facilitate academics from the residential side, Robert nurtured a desire to teach full time. The mountains soon called him back West to pursue a career in outdoor education, earning certifications in wilderness first response, avalanche and swiftwater safety along the way. Most recently, Robert joined the Alzar School in Cascade as the history teaching fellow. He enjoyed combining his roles of field instructor and teacher while guiding students on expedition and developing his teaching in the classroom. Drawing from a rich tapestry of experience with place-based learning and writing traditions, Rob is excited to bring his love of storytelling and adventure to the 6/7 Team. An enthusiastic hiker in boots and on skis, you may often find him playing outside, his smile biggest when the weather is worst.