Joe Sage, Principal


Principal Sage stands in front of blue BMS lockers. My name is Joe Sage, Principal of Robert Boeckman Middle School (BMS). I am beyond excited to join this incredible group of learners and staff. I believe that all students can learn and that in order to increase learner success, we need to provide a high quality education in the classroom and foster leadership between our school and community. 

Middle school is a critically important time for our students on their educational journey. At BMS, we are committed to personalization that nurtures curiosity and innovation. We strive to ensure that each learner exercises agency for continuous growth in order to find joy and well-being for their future while positively impacting their community.  

Prior to joining Farmington Area Public Schools, I served as a dean of students, assistant principal and principal for Faribault Public Schools. I started my career in education as an earth science and physics teacher and have also served as a digital learning coach. My academic background includes a Specialist in Educational Leadership from Minnesota State University Moorhead, a Masters in Educational Leadership from St. Mary's University and a Bachelor of Science in Physics/General Science from St. Cloud State University. 

While away from work, I enjoy spending time with my wife and two kids. We enjoy going up north and spending as much time as we can outside. 

I look forward to partnering with our students, families and community. You can reach out to me anytime or stop by for a visit at Robert Boeckman Middle School!

Contact Mr. Sage:

Phone: 651-460-1400
Email:[email protected]

Dan Thompson, Assistant Principal

Dan ThompsonMy name is Dan Thompson, Assistant Principal at Boeckman Middle School I started in education at Eastern Carver County Schools as a middle school language arts, science, and social studies teacher for the first 10 years of my career.  I then transitioned to a role as an Intervention and Equity Specialist for four years, where I worked to develop structures to support all learners and engage families that historically had been disenfranchised by public education.  During my time as a classroom teacher, I also coached football, boys’ & girls’ basketball, and golf. 

Originally, I am from Missoula, Montana.  I obtained an Elementary Education degree and middle school endorsement in Social Studies from Concordia College, in Moorhead.  I earned my Masters in Education from Saint Mary’s University and my Education Specialist degree from Minnesota State, Mankato.  I am passionate about personalizing learning through redesigning systems to meet the needs of all learners.  I look forward to meeting you and engaging with you to build a strong learning community at Boeckman.  

Outside of work, my wife and two young boys love to golf, play cards, and explore the outdoors.

Contact Mr. Thompson:

Phone: 651-460-1400
Email: d[email protected]