René Cave is excited to join her new family at The Cordova Tutorial. She has spent more than 35 years teaching, directing, and mentoring students. She is married to husband, Richard, of 33 years and together they share 2 adult married children and 3 grandchildren. They attend Grace Evangelical Church where Richard is involved with the high school youth.
René has a Bachelors of Arts degree in Theatre and Communication Arts from the University of Memphis. Most recently, she taught middle school drama in the classroom for 16 years and directed shows for the middle and upper school at Evangelical Christian School. She has taught or directed more than 1500 students at Central Church, Grace Evangelical Church, Briarcrest High School, all ECS campuses, and various performing arts studios. She has been nominated twice for “Best Director” for the Orpheum’s High School Musical Theatre Awards and her shows have been nominated in countless categories.
René strives to develop strong relationships with her students and says that loving kids and creating excellent art for the glory of God is always her ultimate goal without forgetting to have fun.