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Mrs. Renate Douyard
Welcome to Third Grade!
My name is Renate Douyard and I was born and raised in Germany. This is my fourth year at Sunrise Elementary, but I have been an Marion County School District employee since 2006 as a teacher assistant and substitute teacher.
I am married for over 30 years to my husband Ray, who is retired military and now teaches JROTC at West Port High School, as well as College and Career Readiness for Central Florida College. I have two grown children, Melissa (US Army,Florida Natinal Guard) and a son Glenn, (Disney Orlando), a dog and a cat.
Before I got married and became a proud military spouse, wife and mother, I taught Kindergarten in Germany for 10 years. Throughout our various duty stations, I worked at Child Development Centers and Youth Programs, and also volunteered for the Scout programs. In addition, I was an avid volunteer in my childrens' school, which inspired me to become a certified teacher for Florida. I attended St. Leo University to fullfill this dream.
Soccer is my favorite sport and the beach/ocean are my favorite places to relax with friends and family. I also like to travel and going on motorcylces rides with my husband.