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Hi, I’m Renee

Welcome!  My name is Renee.  I am a  teacher in northern California.  I have been teaching for 26 years now (wow!).  I am the author of The Teacher Bag  (formally Fantastic First Grade Froggies).  In addition to teaching, I present for Staff Development for Educators (SDE) and other local conferences.

When I am not working on curriculum or school stuff, I love to hang with my family and friends!  I married someone from my high school (although we never dated in high school).  We have a son, who is a sports fanatic.  I love going on hikes, bike rides, playing golf, and traveling.  I have traveled to every continent, except Antarctica.

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Fun Facts About Me

I’d rather be

at the beach or Disneyland

Listening to

country music

grateful for

my family

Favorite place


my weekends

sports & family

best snuggle buddies

my pup, a good book & coffee