Rena has been part of the Southland family for five years. All though she has been teaching for over 20 years, this is her fourth year teaching 4K. She attended Hillsborough Community College and Webber University and received her early childhood credentials in 2017. She was born and raised in Lakeland, Florida where she met her husband, Brad. They have been married 27 years and have two grown children, Hannah and Noah who graduated from Georgia Southwestern. . Hannah is married to their son in love Jake and is a Registered Behavior Technician and Noah is a Registered Nurse in Florida. They moved to Georgia six years ago when her husband Brad took a farm manager position at a Trophy Deer Farm in Dooley County. They attend Corner Stone Church and are proud to be a part of the community and school.