Connell has worked at Sage for 25 years, as a faculty member, graduate program director, department chair, Dean of the Graduate School and Dean of the School of Education. But this is her favorite position of all - Director of SageOnline. "I really like the online environment." She has been teaching online every semester for the last four years and has been very excited by new developments and applications that have improved the quality of the online experience and enhanced student and faculty engagement.
She has long been involved in special education, as a teacher in Georgia and Colorado and a professor at West Virginia University and Sage. Connell has served on a number of not-for-profit boards overseeing services for children and adults with disabilities. She also consults with a variety of school districts and serves as an expert witness and independent evaluator in hearings and court cases involving students with disabilities and the appropriate provision of services.
Stephanie has been associated with The Sage Colleges since early 2009 and currently works as an Instructional Technologist for the SageOnline department. Stephanie has more than 10 years experience in the IT field with experience in Telecommunication, Help desk Administration, PC Technician, Database Administration. Stephanie is known for her strong analytical and problem solving abilities. Stephanie is currently teaching workshops for the Sage Online department at Sage that instruct faculty and staff on the features and functions of Online teaching.
Christie joined our team recently after working in the East Greenbush Central Schools
as a technology trainer. She is a strong communicator and passionate about all things technology. Christie is a graduate of the Sage College of Albany where she earned her B.S. in Information Design and continued her education at The College of Saint Rose where she earned an M.A. in Communications. Christie is eager to work with all of the faculty and staff and bring her knowledge into the professional development workshops and SageOnline courses.