This edition of the Volunteer Spotlight is bringing two amazing ladies into focus – Shannon Andrus and Courtney Hay. These two women work together to co-chair the Life is Art program. Life is Art is an annual event that emphasizes the importance of art and the education our children receive – and is a way that our Renaissance community raises additional funds to support important programs for years to come. If there are inquiries into this year’s event – please reach out to these ladies –email@example.com
Shannon and her 3 kids have been participating in the great programs at Renaissance for the past 6 years. Currently, her kids are in Ms Karen’s 5/6 Discovery crew; Mr. G’s 1st Grade crew; and Ms. Jill’s 1st Grade crew. Shannon and her children love being a part of Renaissance because of the teachers; the culture of challenging and crews; and the dedication to exploration of all types and methods.
Shannon is also a former teacher and currently works as an educational consultant and writing trainer. If that doesn’t keep her busy enough, she is co-chair of the Life is Art event! She started helping at the event in their very first year at Renaissance and then transitioned over to help with procurement. This naturally led her to increase her role as she took over as the procurement lead. And now she is co-chairing the event! She loves being part of the Life is Art because she feels that it is such an important fundraiser for the school and “it’s also a really fun event!”
Courtney and her 2 kids have also been participating and attending Renaissance for the past 6 years! She has 2 daughters, one is part of Ms. Laura’s 5th Grade crew and the other is currently in Mr. Tyler’s 4th Grade crew. Courtney actually grew up in Castle Rock but left the area for 15 years. Fortunately, she was able to return and bring her family back with her in 2010.
Courtney and her family love the Renaissance community, the teachers and the staff. Plus, the great philosophy that guides everything that Renaissance does and stands for. She enjoys being reminded about what she loves of the school with all the quotes, art and messages throughout the school.
Courtney currently works as a counselor at Douglas County High School. Even with the demands of all those kids, she still has found time to dedicate towards the Life is Art program! She has been involved with Life is Art for about 4 years. She has found it to be a great way to give back to our school community and support one of the most significant events that the school organizes all year. Courtney has really enjoyed getting to know other families through the volunteering efforts as well.
We want to express our appreciation to Shannon and Courtney and all of the many volunteers that participate to help ensure the success of the Life is Art program. We are grateful for the dedication and desire to impact our school and our students with this awesome program!
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