Renee is a native of Washington, DC, and has been an educator for more than seventeen years. She is founder of the Sister2Sis mentoring program, which mentors young women ages twelve to twenty-one, and serves as youth pastor at her local church. Blackwell has developed a variety of programs to increase student achievement and has created a program (Veteran Teacher Academy) to retain veteran teachers in her local county. Her passion for reading and writing led her to launch the Mahogany Minds Book Club. She also is a vocalist for The Tony Howard Motown Revue. Her purpose is to compel others to Christ through mentorship and service. She loves to travel and enjoy family and friends. Her life’s mission is to start her own learning academy for nontraditional students in urban areas. She is an honors graduate of Mercer University with a B.S. in early childhood education, and she holds a Master’s Degree from Walden University in curriculum, design, and instruction. A member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., she currently resides in Augusta, GA.
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