Renee Kemp

Special Education Teacher

After completing a B.S. in Biology at Morgan State University I returned home to New York City and became a Math and Science tutor for high school students in Harlem. Time passed and I found myself working as an administrator for an Arts and Media Literacy program with the Harlem Children's Zone. One of my biggest accomplishments at HCZ included creating the Artodemics Curriculum, a merge of media literacy and arts content with core academic content (Math, Science, ELA, History). I also worked with a team of educators to create a Math assessment tool, a website where tutors were able to obtain instructional resources, and an onboarding process for potential tutor candidates. Education and youth development became my new passion. In 2012 I began a Masters in Education and Human Development at George Washington University. During graduate school I interned at a school within a hospital, teaching Math and Science to high school students with emotional and behavioral disabilities. Since then I have worked as a special education teacher at the primary and secondary levels, teaching Math and Science. In 2018 I completed a training program with OSSE and the National Arboretum, and became a Garden Coordinator. In 2019 I collaborated with a community organization, City Blossoms, to build a vegetable, herb, and pollinator garden at an education campus in northeast DC. I enjoy attending local community events, community service opportunities, comedy shows, and music concerts.