Renee Hevia is an intensely passionate educator that specifically focuses her skills on equity and social justice in our Public Schools and in our city of Cincinnati. She served for 31 years in Public Education, 24 years in the class room and 7 years as an Administrator. As an “out” teacher and Assistant Principal, she was a role model for the LGBTQ+ community of students in the Cincinnati Public Schools and Sycamore Community Schools. Her belief that we all grow up in relationships and not in programs propels her to foster trustful and open dialogue with all people regardless of language, culture, race, gender, religion or socio-economic class. Renee’s immigrant family came from Spain and what use to be Czechoslovakia. Her Hispanic culture and immigrant family life laid the foundation for her values.
Renee ran for the Cincinnati Public School Board in 2017 and learned a great deal about our 52 neighborhoods and the lack of social and educational equity that continues to plague our city. Renee continues to dedicate her time and energy as a member of the Cincinnati Public School Strategic Engagement Planning Committee, Co-Chair of Greater Cincinnati chapter of GLSEN, facilitator for the GLSEN Shine Leadership Youth Team, Consultant for Butler County Educational Service Center, member of the Cincinnati Educational Justice Coalition, member of the Contemporary Art Center Education committee, and Interim Ohio Teacher Evaluator at Sycamore Junior High School and mentor for Public Allies. Renee deeply believes that education is the bedrock of our democracy and will never stop advocating for equity and social justice in our Public Schools and our city.
GLSEN is a national non-profit organization that strives to assure that each member of every school community is valued and respected regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression. Renee is bilingual and has experience in mediation, creating curriculum, creating and delivering workshops both in English and in Spanish, data analysis and evaluating programs for cultural competency.
Dr. Moncree-Moffett combines her scientific training as a Chemist and experiences with sound business acumen and over ten years’ experience in project and performance management. Kareem demonstrates a personal commitment towards the education of young women. She has worked in the independent school arena in the areas of minority recruitment, retention, diversity training, inclusion and awareness issues and professional training and facilitation for students, adults and professionals. She has also worked extensively within the urban public and private schools in the areas of collaborative teaching, administration support, remedial education and mediation/conflict resolution training for students, faculty, staff and parents.
Dr. Moncree-Moffett is available to perform and lead qualitative work performing tasks such as stakeholder interviews, discovery and goal-setting sessions, brainstorming sessions and focus groups. Quantitative work such as survey analysis and data analysis is also available. Dr. Moncree-Moffett is a skilled at being an effective, objective conduit with our mediation and facilitation services.
As a community leader, Kareem is active within many local organizations including having served as a trustee on the Princeton Education Foundation and a member of the Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Family Advisory Council (FAC). Kareem appears in the Children’s Hospital family faculty video sharing her thoughts and insights for incoming new hires. She was appointed by the Cincinnati City Manager to serve on the City of Cincinnati’s Human Service Advisory Council (HSAC) which is instrumental in the administration of grants to local social service agencies advising a budget of 1.5% of the city’s general revenue. The HSAC received grant proposals from local social services agencies, reviewed each proposal and made recommendations. Kareem currently serves on the Withrow High School Local School Decision Making Committee (LSDMC) which is the governing body for the school. She actively works with the LSDMC to implement effective strategies that have lasting impact on the students, faculty and parents of the school. Kareem has been a team leader with Crossroads’ GOCINCINNATI, a community service city-wide event for the past four years having lead groups in projects including church restoration, Habitat for Humanity home building, school reorganization and outdoor management.