Renee’ Yates

Expert Areas: Mathematics, formative and summative assessment practices, student engagement, strategies for highly effective teaching and learning practices, analysis of student work, effective questioning strategies, instructional coaching


Professional Career
Renee’ has 32 years teaching experience. She is a former instructional specialist with the Kentucky Department of Education.  She led the Southeast/South Central Region Kentucky Department of Education Leadership Network system. Renee’ provided statewide support for the Mathematics Design Collaborative. She provided job embedded professional learning throughout Kentucky. Renee’ has had extensive training with Cognitive Coaching with the Kentucky Center of Mathematics. Before joining KDE, Renee’ was an elementary curriculum resource teacher and mathematics coach and was an elementary classroom teacher. She earned the National Board Certification in 2007 and renewed in 2017. She has presented at local, regional, state, and national conferences.


Degrees and Certifications
Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education Grades 1-8,  University of Kentucky
Master of Arts in Elementary Education, Eastern Kentucky University
Master of Education Leadership, Principalship and Instructional Supervision, Eastern Kentucky University
National Board Certified Teacher since 2007


Awards and Associations
Kentucky Council of Teachers of Mathematics: Ann S. Booth Mathematics Education Service and Achievement Award 2018
Southern Region Education Board Partner
Kentucky Education Association Board Member