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2015/2016 K-12 Administrative Structure & Introducing Micah Doramus - New K-8 Principal

June, Sat 06, 2015 - Sage International

K-12th Expanded Administrative Structure

As Executive Director Keller and the Board put pieces in place, we wanted to share with our community an outline of our administrative structure for next year: 

Melissa Hegg will be the 9th-12th Principal at the High School downtown and Micah Doramus will be the K-8th Principal at the Elementary/Middle School at Parkcenter (bio and introduction below).  Each Principal will additionally have a Vice Principal and a Dean of Students on their teams to share administrative responsibilities.  The IB Coordinators (PYP, MYP, and DP) will also assist the Principals in a leadership role.  The Principals will work with their teams over the Summer to allocate roles and responsibilities and will share this information with all of you before the start of next school year.

Introducing Micah Doramus to the Sage International Community

Our Board and Administration are excited to introduce Mr. Micah Doramus, Sage International’s new K-8th Grade Principal.  For the past seven years, Mr. Doramus has served as the Vice Principal at Eagle Middle School.  He brings a wealth of experience to Sage and is hitting the ground running.  In fact, some of you may have met him last week when he spent a few days at Sage getting to know our staff and students and making plans for next year. 

With his permission, we are sharing his introductory letter to the staff.  In his own words…

Greetings Sage International!

I am so excited to meet all of you and begin to work alongside you as we continue to inspire children to become global citizens and learners without borders. As Ms. Durkin termed it in my interview with the panel, I have tasted the Sage Kool-Aid. I’ve been assured it is non-toxic and much healthier for kids than the real thing and can't wait to make it a part of my daily routine.  I look forward to future discussions with all of you as I transition into my new role.

I wanted to take a few minutes to share a little about me and help you know a bit more about where I come from and who I am. Minus kindergarten and first grade I am a native Idahoan. I typically describe this as being born, bred, and tater fed. But now that I am working in the heart of North/East Boise I may have to adjust that to something a little less country and a little more cultured.

I grew up, in rural Canyon County, the son of two educators. My father is a school superintendent in a tiny district nestled neatly in the mountains to the north. My mom is a former 3rd grade teacher and is now working on her second master’s degree to fulfill the requirements for her latest adventure as a K-12 school counselor. Even my sister is an educator, teaching 4th grade at a rural school to the west.

When I was in middle and high school I used to get asked if I was going to become a teacher. My standard response was, “Absolutely not! I don’t want to deal with kids like me…” But I succumbed to the family curse despite my early protests, and have spent a career helping kids just like me. The ones that are too smart for their own good. At times lazy and undisciplined. At times caught in the negative cycle of making poor choices. But also the ones that love school, love the challenge of learning something new. The ones that want more than a traditional school system can provide. And that is ultimately what has brought me to Sage International.

There is so much more to my story and I look forward to sharing my experiences with you as you in turn share your experiences and your children with me.  Know that my door…when I finally figure out where it is…will always be open. 

Thanks,

Micah J Doramus                                                            

Welcome to Sage International School, Mr. Doramus!