Mrs. Rennels is a dedicated wife, mother, and daughter! She welcomes me into her home with warmth, love, and a smile every time! I am grateful for the love and hospitality she readily shows my family and I!
I have known Karen for many years as a family friend. I have watched her grow as a educator and her passion for her students seems to grow twice as much. Karen goes above and beyond for her students and I had the chance to see this first hand many years ago when helping in her classroom.
Karen has taught for 38 years being a mentor for future teachers and huge advocate for children with special needs. She is a dedicated professional and continues to learn new skills to help support her students. She is very deserving of this honor.
Congratulations, Mrs Rennels! Very well deserved from what your daughter tell us about you.
One of the most caring, selfless, individuals I know!
Karen Rennels is one of the most inclusive and welcoming people I have had the pleasure of knowing. She likes to see everyone included and engaged while being affable and exceedingly outgoing. Karen is selfless, consistently putting the needs of students and others above her own. She is always on the lookout for new strategies and techniques to hone her craft and incorporate them into her teaching style. Even through a pandemic, when forced to switch to remote learning she had to jump into a new style of teaching and find new ways to help her students. She is by far one of the best people I know and while there is no doubt that she changes the lives of her students, the unmistakably
defining aspect of her character is that she changes the lives of absolutely everyone she meets.
I was part of Mrs Rennels team, as a parent. She listened to our concerns and requests and coordinated with other team members so that they were addressed. I could bring any problem to Mrs. Rennels and she would help us brainstorm possible solutions. She cared about our son. She spent time outside of school with our son to foster relationships with peers. She genuinely cares! No one deserves this recognition more.
Congrats on being nominated! Knowing your daughter I understand how big of an inspiration you're to people around you! Hope you win this award.
Karen Rennels is an inspiration for not just teachers but everyone who knows her. She always makes sure her students are not only taught but loved. Karen Rennels has dedicated countless hours to making sure she is doing everything in her power for her students. She has truly changed lives, I can’t think of anyone who deserves recognition more.
You would be hard-pressed to find someone more dedicated to her students, coworkers, or career than Karen Rennels. She has committed so much of her life to helping others and deserves lifelong gratitude for it.
Congrats Mrs. Rennels!
Good luck Mrs Rennels! Your daughter always talks about you and it’s clear you’re a great mother, teacher, and overall person that only wants the best for everyone.
Karen Rennels has dedicated 38 years of her life to teaching the special Ed community. She not only works to educate herself and her students, she goes out of her way to educate the next generation of teachers.
Karen cares about each of her students above and beyond the role of a teacher. She makes sure her students get everything they need, despite budget cuts, COVID, and administration that doesn’t understand the nuances of special education.
Karen Rennels is a true inspiration and deserves this honor.
I have been blessed to be a member of Karen’s Team for 28 years. As the Adapted PE Instructor for her students, I cannot say enough about the importance Karen places on a multidisciplinary approach to educating her students. As a result, we all (PT, OT, Speech…) focus not only on our discipline, but also integrate all goal areas as appropriate so that we may educate the whole child. Karen also works hard to build and maintain lasting relationships with families. They are equal partners on our IEP team and Karen’s frequent communication with them gives them the dignity and respect they deserve. Finally, Karen genuinely loves and cares for each and every student she teaches. She spends countless hours preparing for instruction and behavioral intervention and planning. I am a better educator and team member for having had the opportunity to work with Karen.
Karen is amazing at meeting the needs of her students. My time spent in her class with her and her students has changed my life and the type of educator I want to be. I am blessed to know her!
Karen is a TRUE LIFE CHANGER AND INSPIRATION. Her teaching goes beyond the classroom and changes her students lives. She’s created core curriculum for students with special needs to receive educational LIFE skills like swimming and community shopping. She sets her students up for success in ALL ASPECTS OF LIFE. The impact she makes on her students lives goes beyond the student and improves the lives of those family members who have struggled to overcome obstacles that only KAREN RENNELS CAN! She’s changed the world with her teaching style.