Renee is a graduate of Northwestern Bible College (2004) with a double major in Psychology and Bible. Her vocational journey began in Nashville, TN where Renee served at Mercy Ministries of America (a faith-based residential program for young women who face life-controlling issues) for five years. Her time at Mercy provided an in-depth understanding of the outcome of a life neglected or abused and the vital importance of the early childhood years.
So, with a wealth of experience and understanding, Renee returned home to Minnesota to pursue her passion of service, and caring for children and families. Renee worked for KinderCare Learning Center for three years as a Preschool Teacher and Learning Adventure Instructor (an Enrichment Program that offered Phonics, Music, and Cooking Classes). Renee is intentional in her approach and interactions with children, realizing words and actions contain the power to change a child’s perspective and life.
Renee believes in the foundation of family and seeks to establish and build relationship with parents and their children. Each day your child will LEARN through play, discovery, and unlimited opportunities and experiences to explore, ask questions, and find answers! As an early childhood educator, Renee uses developmentally appropriate practices to foster a love and excitement for learning. Her heart is to help them adjust to being away from home, acclimate to classroom structure, develop social skills, and expose them to academics in a manner that their hearts and minds can understand - and have a blast at the same time! When in doubt, her secret ingredient for success is unconditional love.
Renee is excited to see little smiling faces every day, and engages with her students with an open heart and an open mind. She counts it a high honor to have the opportunity to impact her students' futures one day at a time! Children are a gift from God and Renee desires to instill value past performance. Learning happens when we feel safe and accepted. Each child deserves nothing less!
Renee is married and has three beautiful step daughters. She loves coffee, working out and talking with friends.