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Renee Lang Reasons

Renee Lang Reasons reaped the benefits of a Jesuit education by earning all of her degrees at Saint Joseph’s University—a Bachelor’s in Elementary Education, a Master’s in Reading and Special Education and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She taught in the field of Special Education for over 10 years, much of it spent working with students in a group home setting and has expertise is working with students who are considered “at risk.”

Dr. Reasons was the Director of the Reading Specialist Program at Saint Joseph’s University. She oversaw nine supervisors and assistant supervisors. Goals of the program were aimed to organize authentic and purposeful learning activities that encourage children to actively participate in reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and thinking. Additionally, the program provided instruction that helped emergent readers develop their concept of print, phonemic awareness, and decoding skills. It also aimed to help children develop word recognition skills, comprehension skills, as well as metacognitive awareness while reading.

Additionally, Dr. Reasons worked as the Assistant Director of the Partnership with Saint Joseph's University and the Philadelphia schools. As the Assistant Director of the partnership between Saint Joseph's University and two Philadelphia schools, she worked with the principals in order to enhance behavior management within the schools, raise test scores, facilitate instruction, as well as provided services as a mentor whenever the principals of these schools need professional advice. Additionally, she visited individual classrooms and offered professional 'hands on' training when necessary.

“I enjoy teaching because I am able to change the lives of children who have a passion for life, love, and learning. I obtain great joy from seeing them smile when they get something for the first time or simply from the joy of having a teacher that actually ‘likes’ them for the first time. With online teaching, I am able to reach my students on a deeper level. I am able to communicate without any visual barriers. Education is one of my passions--and the ability to share it with others is a gift that I hold close to my heart. “

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