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Renee Reedich, Art Teacher


My name is Renee Reedich and I am very excited to start my next adventure at Van Buren Elementary! I have taught art for 19 years. 14 for the Cedar Rapids School District, Harrison for all 14, and Grant for the last 7 years. I majored in painting and drawing at the University of Northern Iowa and student taught in a DODDS military school in Germany and a private school in Rome, Italy. I traveled a lot in my earlier years of teaching before I had children. I have been to over 30 countries and 5 continents!

I am a mural artist and have completed several large murals with students.  I teach painting classes to all ages from elementary to adult. I also teach classes through the Eastern Iowa Arts Academy for the last 12 years. Beside art and traveling, I really enjoy horseback riding, biking, hiking, softball, and volleyball. I am excited for the 2020 -2021 school year, and look forward to meeting the staff and families of Van Buren Elementary.