Renee Harris was born in Philipsburg, PA. She has lived in Bradenton, FL since 1988. For the last 26 years she worked as the office manager for the director, Janice Mattina's, husband, Dr. Peter Mattina. She has three wonderful children, three adorable grandchildren (with another on the way), and two pugs.
Originally from Chicago, Illinois, she graduated from USF in 1980 with a B.A. in Business Administration. She became interested in the Montessori method of teaching when her children enrolled in Montessori school. She earned her Montessori certification in 1995. Her children, Alex and Mark, graduated from Center in 1997.