Renae is our implementation specialist. She has over 25 years of experience as a district-level administrator with a focus on improving outcomes for students who experience barriers to learning. She is passionate about bridging the gap between scientific research and educational practice. Renae has championed the need to embed social-emotional learning and executive function into professional development and student learning. She is trained in implementation science and understands the challenges of making sustainable organizational change.

After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Michigan State University, Renae went on to earn her Master’s in developmental psychology and Specialist in Psychological Services in school psychology from Central Michigan University. She obtained her administrative licensure through the University of Minnesota and has taken courses to become a licensed clinical counselor through Adler Graduate School. Renae has taught, and guest lectured at several colleges and universities in Minnesota. In 2022, Renae was honored with the Legacy Award from MASE for her years of hard work and service.