Secretary - Maria Reyes
I was born in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, raised in Springfield, Mass. for 52 year. I’m happily married with 3 kids, and 4 grandchildren. I’ve been working for Springfield public schools for 21 years, 6 school years at Renaissance, 15 school years at Commerce. I’m an identical twin; her name is Rosa and she works at PACE. I’ve been a foster parent for 8 years. In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, and also go to the Casino…
“Families don’t have to match, you don’t have to look like someone else to LOVE them”
Zone Substitute Teacher - Tracey Marshall
I have been at Renaissance since October, 2012 and am known as "Mama" Marshall by a great number of our students. I take great pride and honor knowing our students hold me in such high regard. I truly believe I am here for our students in both the best and worst of times, to help them reset so they can continue their day or just to receive a hug to start their day. I am firm, fair and consistent. I have been luck to be able to teach my own two sons who graduated from Renaissance in 2014 & 2018.
I am from Tuskegee, AL and moved to Springfield when I was 7 years old. I am a graduate of Roger L. Putnam Vocational Technical Academy, as well as American International College with a degree in Accounting.
When I am not working I love spending time with my family, reading and hanging out at the beach.
Zone Substitute Teacher - Tameka Bennett
I was born and raised in Springfield. Growing up I attended Springfield Public Schools. After graduating from the High School of Commerce, I attended Holyoke Community College before transferring to the University of Massachusetts at Amherst (where I majored in Sociology). Honestly, I had a hard time in college but when you are determined and believe in perseverance nothing can hold you back. Maybe that is why my favorite quote is “Quitters never win and winners never quit.”
I have worked in the Springfield Public Schools district for 6 years as a substitute, but this is my first year at Renaissance. I am so excited to see what this year will bring.
In my spare time, I “mom” to a 16 year-old man child named Otis.
We both enjoy traveling, museums, and learning new things.
Senior Clerk Typist - Karen Grant
Security - Hannah Caracciolo