Rene Gouverneur teaches kindergarten and first grade at Cape Fear Center for Inquiry, a charter school in New Hanover County that she co-founded. This is her 27th year of classroom teaching. She is a current Hope Street Group North Carolina Teacher Voice Network Fellow. She was formerly an adjunct faculty member at UNCW. She received her National Board Certification in 2007. She was a member of the Teaching Excellence and Mathematics Project and has presented mathematics PD across the state. More recently she participated in the Power of K, a kindergarten teacher leadership project. She received her BS in Early Childhood Education from UNCG and her Med in Elementary Education from UNCW.