Renee Gudermuth is the newest addition to the Best Practices team, joining us as an Assistant Project Director in mid-July 2016. She was drawn to BP by its commitment to ensure teachers receive proper preparation to create classrooms that encourage and engage children with powerful interactions in positive environments. With a degree in Early Childhood Education from Georgia Southern University, Renee has been in the early childhood field for 16 years, holding multiple positions including teacher, center director, curriculum developer, and trainer. Additionally, she has focused on helping programs improve quality through accreditation. This fall, Renee will be one of the facilitators you may see at a returning teacher training focused on learning centers.
What is your favorite children’s book? What makes it most appealing to you?
My favorite children’s book is Only One You by Linda Kranz. This story shows that every individual is unique, that they have the power to find what they love to do and to do it. There is wisdom shared down from the parents to the young. It explains that people are born with gifts that they can bring to the surface and use for good and for things they enjoy doing.
If you were a crayon, what color would you be? Why?
A combination of purple and pink because I am energetic, quirky, and funky, but also compassionate, loving, and silly!
What actor/actress would play you in a movie about your life?
What would you sing at Karaoke night? Why?
“Mickey” by Toni Basil. I love how it makes you want to dance!