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About the Instructor

Introduction

As an extensively trained and certified professional instructor, Donna Renaud serves as a mentor who guides your children through their work while also providing direction, support and encouragement. Donna creates an at-home study plan in addition to monitoring classroom assignments, and emphasizes the importance of accurately completing each assignment within a designated time frame. This has helped many of Donna's students increase self-confidence and become more self-reliant. Like all Kumon Instructors, Donna has a true passion for education and an earnest desire to help children succeed.

Biography and Background

East Lake Kumon

Prior to owning Kumon of East Lake, Donna Renaud worked in the financial industry for over 30 years, retiring from her last position as Senior Vice President and Senior Portfolio Manager with Northern Trust, where she headed a team of financial analysts that managed $6 billion in client assets. She also taught remedial math at the college level. Donna holds a BA from Pennsylvania State University, an MBA from Arizona State University, and is a Chartered Financial Analyst. As a stock analyst, portfolio manager, math teacher, mother of three, and a Kumon certified instructor, Donna knows the critical importance of acquiring solid math and reading skills at an early age.

A key member of Donna's Kumon instruction team is Heidi DePadua. Heidi spent 5 years teaching elementary students in the Florida public school system. She also previously owned and operated the Kumon Math and Reading Center located in Dunedin, Florida. Heidi holds a BA in Psychology from the University of Florida and MA in Education from Western Governors University and is the mother of two. Heidi is a Florida state certified teacher.