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Renee Carder
Academic Coach Renee Carder

My name is Renee Carder. I live in Blue Ridge with my husband D.J., and our three sons, Aiden, Ashton, and Aric. Aiden is entering 5th grade at EFES, and our twins Ashton and Aric will be in 2nd grade this year. Our family stays busy with recreation sports, mountain biking, and spending time with our extended families.

I was raised in Fannin County, and attended Morganton Elementary, East Fannin Elementary, Fannin County Middle School, and graduated from Fannin County High School in 2001. I received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Early Childhood Education from Kennesaw State University in 2006, and I began teaching that same year in Pickens County. I taught 1st and 4th grades for 8 years at Harmony Elementary, before becoming the academic coach at Tate Elementary School. While teaching in Pickens, I received a Master's Degree in Elementary Reading and Mathematics from Walden University. I have also completed gifted, reading, and special education endorsements, and this summer I finished a Specialist Degree from Kennesaw State in Educational Leadership.

I am looking forward to a great school year! This will be my second year "back home" at EFES as the academic coach. We have several new initiatives, that will provide our fantastic team members with some great resources and professional learning opportunities, to be excited about this year!

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