When people ask Renee what she teaches, she says, "I teach little people, so I teach everything!" Renee started teaching third grade in the late 1980s, eventually finding her home in the Kindergarten classroom. She has worked with at-risk students and English language learners. Renee explains, "Helping my students become independent learners while being responsible contributors to the group has always been my main goal in teaching."
Renee holds a Master's Degree in Elementary Education, is a member of NCTE and the Whole Language Umbrella (WLU), and participates in the TAWL (Teachers Applying Whole Language) listserv. Her favorite book on teaching reading is Radical Reflections by Mem Fox.