Mrs. Renae Willis

Phone: 252-514-6466


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Mrs. Renae Willis

Meet Mrs. Willis!

I was born and raised in Georgia.  I lived there until I joined the United States Air Force after high school.  While serving, I was fortunate enough to travel to various locations to include perhaps my greatest assignment, Thule Greenland.  While in Greenland I met and married my husband.  The Air Force was a wonderful experience and has led me to where I am today, teaching.  

Being a teacher has been such a rewarding experience and to have the privilage to teach the students at James W. Smith is a cherished honor.  I graduted from the University of Mount Olive with an undergraduate in Human Resource Management.  Later I continued to Grand Canyon University and earned a graduate degree in Elementary Education.  

A little more about me.  I have been blessed with two awesome children, Alyssa and Gavin.  I have many favorites but being with my family is hands down my favorite of all favorites.  The family also consists of a pint sized yorkie who rules the house, Eddie. Murph is a rescue boxer.  I like to think that he rescused us rather than us rescuing him.  Then there is Mali, the class pet.  She is a three year old mali uromastyx lizard who likes to relax in her space.  


Colors - Red and Burnt Orange 

Season - Fall

Music - Good Music (doesn't matter the genre)

Hobby - Hiking in the Mountains and Reading Books

Sports - Softball, Football, and Martial Arts

Animal - Dogs

Dessert - Oreo Shake  

Teams - Georgia Bulldogs, Carolina Hurricanes, and Carolina Panthers