Educator Recruitment, Preparation, and Recognition
Milken National Educator Awards
Renee Richardson Bachia earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1995 from the University of South Florida, and a Masters degree in elementary education in 1998 from Seton Hall University. In 2007, she received an Expedited Certification in Educational Leadership from the NJ Excel Program. She is certified as an elementary school teacher, supervisor and principal. In 2003, she was selected as Teacher of the Year at Johnnie L. Cochran, Jr. Academy of Legal Studies and Community Service. Renee has taught second through fourth grades, served as a mentor to novice teachers, provided professional development for colleagues and workshops for parents. She is treasurer of the PTA, student council advisor, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., a public service organization. Renee believes that all children must be taught to become analytical thinkers to prepare them for future leadership opportunities.