Sage’s Story

Meet Chief Science Officer Sage from Centerra Mirage Elementary School in Goodyear, Arizona

I am an 8th grade elected CSO at Centerra Mirage Elementary in the Avondale School District. I have served my community as a CSO for 3 years! As a CSO I hope to bring more STEM into my school and to inspire others to pursue higher career choices by having students take field trips to tech companies. The companies would teach the students what jobs they offer and the specific education they need get so they can have that job. This vision was inspired by my attendance at the CSO Spring Cabinet meeting at the Honeywell Airplane hangar.   This experience helped me to be selected as one of the Kid Science Advisors to President Obama! In November, I was invited with select CSOs to a discussion on STEM Education with Governor Doug Ducey. With the help of my coach, Steve Zylstra, President and CEO at the Arizona Technology Council, I was able to express my ideas on the need to introduce STEM education as early as possible and increased funding to schools.