About Kelly

kelly sage, writer, curiosity encouraged

Hi! Thank you for being here. I’m Kelly Sage- a writer, mother, teacher, and creative writing facilitator. I am also the Young Women’s Coordinator at Women Writing for (a) Change.

You can read about why I created Curiosity Encouraged here.

A Little About Me- 

I wrote for nine years on a blog called Sagetribe. Now retired, it held a record of my life as a woman learning to mother, her children and herself.

In my early life, I lived with an ER nurse, a Special Agent, a little sister, and a house full of pets. I was a diplomat living in the Middle East twice.

The year I turned twelve I started working with children. That summer I hosted a neighborhood summer camp in my parent’s backyard and created a babysitting club. Ever since, in some capacity, I’ve tried to help children love to learn. In college, I worked in an experiential preschool and after college, I was a head preschool teacher, a nanny, a Respite caregiver, and for ten years a middle and high school English teacher. The last four years I have homeschooled my children, and created and led creative writing circles for young writers. I have mentored many teachers and worked with countless families.

The majority of my work has focused on helping children who are already in struggle. I’ve learned that at some point we will all have a child who is challenged, and the truth is how we help them handle the struggle either creates a resolution or more conflict.

I met my husband while we were college, graduated, became a teacher, and a mother. Ten years ago, in pursuit of my husband’s Ph.D., he and I moved our family to the midwest. We haven’t left and will be sad if we do. We have two children, two cats, two turtles, and a crazy mutt named Annie. I work with an incredible tribe of women at Women Writing for (a) Change and learn at home with my children.

Samples of my writing life can be found here.

Interested in connecting or collaborating-