Hello! My name is Renee Quijas (key-hoss). I have been teaching in the St.Vrain Valley School District, and Red Hawk Elementary, since 2014. I began my teaching career in 1986 after graduating from Arizona State University. I taught Elementary Physical Education from 1986-1996. During that time I earned my Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, married my sweetheart Ray, and started a family. Ray’s job has afforded us the opportunity to move and experience different parts of the United States. During that time, I took time off from teaching to spend time with our growing family.
Ray and I moved to Colorado in 2003. We live right here in Erie with our three daughters, Sophia, Micah, Sloane, and our dog Wrigley. After our move to Colorado, I was ready to pursue my love of teaching once again. From 2006-2014, I taught at the Wee School preschool in Erie. (There are many students here at Red Hawk who know me as “Miss Renee!”)
In my free time I love to cook, exercise, read, travel in our vintage RV, spending time with my family, and hanging out on our front porch after a busy week! I feel extremely privileged to be a part of the Red Hawk community, and look forward to another amazing year of learning!