Renee is a children’s author and freelance writer from the Sunshine Coast, Australia. She has 20 years of combined experience working with children as a babysitter, swim coach, special education teacher and an after-hours care supervisor.
Renee is passionate about writing children's books that promote life-long learning, social inclusion and improve self-esteem. She is the author of picture books, The Strongest Boy (download the extra teaching resources here) and Rosie Leads the Way (out soon). Renee has always loved working with children, so writing for children has been a natural progression from her work as a teacher and educational freelance writer.
Her diverse background in education extends to teaching primary school aged children, young adults, and children with special needs. Renee was awarded the Young Achiever of the Year Award by TAFE Queensland, Australia for her work as a dynamic, student focused teacher who is highly respected for her skills, intellect and dedication.
Renee was also inducted into the International Golden Key Honour Society while studying for her Bachelor of Education (Special Education) where she graduated with Distinction from the University of Southern QLD.
Renee believes that it wasn’t until she became a mother before she had a true appreciation and deeper understanding of child development. She credits her three children as her biggest teachers of social and emotional development and wellbeing.
When she is not writing, you can find Renee spending time with her family, running around on the Oztag field, hiking, swimming, or sipping on a green tea!
More information about Renee is available on her website reneeirvinglee.com and on facebook