Ronae has been teaching at Grace since 1992. She remembers looking for a preschool for her 2 year old daughter when someone referred her to Grace. Ronae had taken her ECE units and began putting them to use by subbing in the preschool while her daughter attended. She continued to take more ECE units while working part time, which eventually led her into an assistant director position. Ronae knew her calling was to work with children and their families. In 2009, after much prayerful consideration, Ronae accepted the Preschool Director position. Her passion is to help families become familiar with all the opportunities that Grace Lutheran Church and Christian Preschool have to offer.

Ronae is married to her husband Richie and has 3 children: Raechel, Raegen, and Richie. They all attended Grace Christian School. In her spare time, she enjoys the beach and spending time with family.

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