Degrees and Certifications:
2017 Completion of 30 hours of Orton-Gillingham coursework for classroom teachers and specialized tutoring intervention 2011 Winner of the Bob's Excellence in Teaching Award 2009 Kansas University, Master of Curriculum, emphasis in reading 1998 San Francisco State University, Teacher Preparation Program, emphasis in teaching language arts and reading 1988 Creighton University B.S. Business Administration
Ms. Renee Babin
Hello and welcome to my page. Reading is a lifelong passion of mine and I enjoy sharing my love of reading with my Title I reading students. This is my 6th year as a Woodlawn Riverhawk and my 11th year teaching in Lawrence Public Schools. I moved to Lawrence to attend graduate school at KU in 2007 where I earned a master's degree in Curriculum & Instruction along with attaining my license to be a reading specialist. Before moving to Lawrence I taught middle school English Language Arts for a total of 10 years in California and New Mexico. I enjoyed being a middle school teacher but decided that my real passion is teaching younger students how to read. Not only do I love helping students learn how to read, I also love learning how to be a better teacher. In 2017 I completed coursework for Orton-Gillingham, which is an approach to teaching students with dyslexia. Other than teaching reading, I love cooking, trail running, funny movies, and playing board games (especially Scrabble!).