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My name is Renee Varnum and I am thrilled to be your child's kindergarten teacher. I believe building relationships with students and families is the foundation for a great school year. I will work hard to get to know your child both academically and personally. My hope is that your children feel that I am an advocate for both their academic and social-emotional learning.
My educational background includes an undergraduate degree from John Carroll University as well as a Master’s Degree in early childhood education/K-12 Reading Endorsement from Ursuline College. I am also trained in Reading Recovery. I spent 13 years of my teaching career as a reading intervention teacher at both Evamere and Ellsworth Hill. I have also taught 1st and 2nd grade. This will be my 4th year of teaching kindergarten and I am thrilled to call McDowell Early Learning Center, “home.”