My name is Renee Forkert. I have a background in teaching, adult education and farming. I have experienced working at large schools in the past, and feel blessed to be part of the teaching team at WSS, a truly unique rural school, with a culture of community, belonging and inclusiveness, it really is ‘The Friendly School’. My passion is literacy and all things that it encompasses, and I pride myself on maintaining and promoting a literacy rich classroom environment. I am motivated to build authentic relationships with children and their families. My personal interests include reading, listening to music, exploring new places and I have an affinity for anything water related, whether it be swimming, boating or fishing. I strongly believe in the power of ‘yet’, and view learning as a life-long journey for us all.