Renae 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.