Currently, Renae serves as CEO of Virtuoso Education Consulting and supports educators nationally in the areas of Response-to-Intervention,  Data-Based Decision Making, Assessment, Disproportionality, and Culturally Responsive Practices. Renae partners with Successful Schools. Inc.to support schools with Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports.

Renae began her career as a behavior consultant. In that role, she trained school staff to conduct functional behavior assessments and worked closely with students and teachers to design and implement effective behavior management plans. After receiving her degree in School Psychology, Renae practiced as a School Psychologist in the Indianapolis area for several years. There, she was able to step out of the traditional role of school psychologist and work more intensely with school staff on prevention and intervention, helping to establish Building Intervention Teams and establish procedures for collecting universal screening data to identify students in need of additional support and intervention.

Renae has also supported statewide Response-to-Intervention initiatives. She served as Project Coordinator of a grant funded by the Indiana Department of Education to provide trainings on the essential components of Response to Intervention to educators and key stakeholders across the state of Indiana. Additionally, Renae is passionate about issues of Minority Disproportionality in Special Education and has supported schools in developing corrective action plans designed to remediate rates of disproportionality. She has published several articles on the subject as part of her collaboration with the Equity Project at Indiana University. Renae was also appointed as a member of the Governor’s Commission on Disproportionality in Indiana’s Youth Services which resulted in several new state laws related to issues of equity.

Renae is a graduate of Indiana University-Bloomington where she received an undergraduate degree in Psychology, a Masters Degree in Educational Psychology, and an Education Specialist Degree in School Psychology.