Tracie Renwick, Redmond School District’s Director of Human Resources shares,
“Emily’s contributions are significant both at the systems level, and at the individual student intervention level. Emily is a skilled analyst of data, and has been known to set her alarm for midnight to check on the RHS attendance rate data pull. Emily knows and honors students’ stories…their challenges, struggles, hopes and dreams. It is not unusual to see a line of students waiting to check in with her during lunch.
Emily also coordinates the AVID College Readiness System at RHS. She maintains social media options for colleagues to quickly access AVID updates, strategies, and remain informed about professional learning. Emily’s actions demonstrate that she truly believes all students will graduate and find success. This summer, Emily was instrumental in coordinating logistics for our New Teacher Induction week. She is a genuine team player who goes above and beyond for our students and the Redmond Community.”
As you can see, Emily is a dedicated and talented member of the RSD team and very deserving of this month’s Team Spotlight! Please read below to learn more about Emily!
I have worked at Redmond High School for 14 years. My first 12 years I worked as a Language Arts teacher and for the last two years I have worked as the RHS High School Success Coordinator and RHS AVID Site Coordinator roles both years. Before RHS I was in my MAT to become a teacher at George Fox University in Newberg.
In my positions now I work with students, staff, and families to support student success. My efforts focus on graduation preparedness, student attendance, preparation for life after high school, I support the AVID elective students and staff, and more.
What do you enjoy most or find most rewarding about your role?
The most rewarding part of my role is seeing students create their own success from the tools they have learned as a Panther. And I love graduation. Graduation is the bookend to their success at RHS and the beginning of whatever they want, especially if students take advantage of the various opportunities within our school.
What made you decide that you wanted to work in education?
I decided I wanted to get into education because I had a few amazing teachers that inspired me; they taught me to think critically and to be a skeptic of sources. They also encouraged me relentlessly and I am still a student learning and pursuing personal and professional growth due to their inspiration.
In my 14 years as a Panther many things have changed, but my Panther Pride has not. The students and staff at Redmond High School make me want to be my best for them!
In my free time, I love exploring the outdoors and learning about the world with my amazing husband Kyle, my awesome son Kaleb, and the rest of my fabulous family and friends.