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Mrs. Winans

Welcome to the Pinon Hills Elementary School (P.H.E.S.) website.  My name is Mrs. Renee Winans and I am the Reading Specialist/Learning Strategist at P.H.E.S. It has been my pleasure to be a part of this staff, for many reasons, most importantly because many of the staff are longtime friends and colleagues and I get to work with both staff and children.


Teaching reading is a lifelong dream as reading was a very important part of my upbringing.  My background stems back to a Reading Program of thirty students under the direction of a very gifted teacher.  Upon graduating I completed my student teaching in Augsburg, Germany where I taught second grade for two years with the Department of Defense Schools (DoDDS). I began my career in Douglas County shortly thereafter.   I have taught early Childhood through High School and served as the Reading Specialist at Scarselli Elementary School in previous years.

I love my work as coach and Reading Teacher because I am fortunate to work alongside staff  and children. My day consists of working with Kindergarten through Third Graders, primarily in the areas of Phonological Awareness and reading readiness through the reading continuum up to comprehension,  fluency, and literature in the upper grades. I am happy to meet with you regarding your child’s progress in literacy and love working alongside parents and teachers to instill a love of reading for all from the early years on up.  I can be reached by email at or by phone at 267-3622, ext.1124.  I look forward to meeting you.