Mary Gage Davis
Mary Gage Davis is Curriculum Lead of Opal Charter School. She has a degree in Resource Conservation from the University of Montana and an MAT from Lewis and Clark College. Mary Gage joined Opal School in 2003, after first learning of the preprimary schools of Reggio Emilia as a graduate student and then attending her first Opal School Summer Symposium. She was intrigued by the possibility of a school community that holds a strong image of children above all else, a community committed to seeing the world through questions, and a community that continually seeks connections. As a teacher-researcher, Mary Gage’s interests include supporting relationships between people and the natural world, exploring how the social and emotional lives of children are central to the work of a school, and understanding mathematics as a language. In her current role, Mary Gage fosters relationships that sustain the school community: relationships between people, ideas, curriculum and materials. As she supports Opal teachers, families, and students, collaboration and inquiry lie at the heart of her work. When not in school, Mary Gage loves to be outside exploring mountains, rivers and forests with her family.