Renee Canales, DREAM East Harlem Elementary School Principal, joined DREAM in 2008 as a REAL Kids Summer Coach. Renee fell in love with the mission and vision of DREAM and has called DREAM “home” for 13 years. Renee taught 1st and 2nd grade and served as Grade Team Lead. She moved into the Academic Dean role in 2016, and in 2019, she became EHES Principal. Renee holds a Masters Degree in Special Education from Hunter College. She is a graduate of Bucknell University, where she studied Early Childhood and Elementary Education. Renee completed the New Leaders Program in 2017. Renee’s passion for special education is what drew her to DREAM.