DALLAS, TX – September 21, 2015 - Chess for Humanity is pleased to announce that Dr. Dora Renaud has joined its board of advisors. Dr. Renaud is the Head Principal of Nathan Adams Elementary School in Dallas Independent School District. “We are very excited to welcome Dr. Renaud as an advisor to Chess for Humanity because of her extensive experience in the education field and commitment to creating exceptional learning environment and preparing students to compete in today’s competitive global world,” said Akshay Malhotra, Founder and CEO of Chess for Humanity. “As Chess for Humanity continues to extend its reach into new national and international communities, we are confident Dr. Renaud’s educational philosophy and experience working with different communities will guide us in facing the challenges in growing and shaping the children’s minds.”

An innovative leader, Dr. Renaud prepares educators in developing students to be caring, competitive, and thriving citizens in a global society. She is a professor with Concordia University, American College of Education and formerly with the University of Texas Arlington providing instruction to teachers in the all areas of literacy, and leadership. She served as International Baccalaureate Coordinator and Administrator at Long Middle School which earned authorized status as IB World School in January 2014.

Dr. Renaud has created an exceptional learning environment which includes taking the learning outside the classroom with one-to-one devices to support instruction with the Landscape for Learning Garden and the Exploratorium language lab. Her vision includes producing remarkable students who are prepared to be successful and equipped to compete in a global society with the Two-Way Dual Language and Explore China Program. Her philosophy of education is that “Learning is the Prize” which means that motivation should be intrinsic and educators must encourage students to view learning as the goal.

An example of a life-long learner, Dr. Renaud graduated from the University of Texas’ education administration doctoral program. She received a Master of Science in Reading from Texas A&M Commerce and Bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies with a minor in Professional Education and a Specialization in Bilingual Education.

Dr. Renaud believes that elementary educators lay the foundation for what we want our students to grow up to become, caring, open minded individuals who make a positive difference in their community. One of the most powerful quotes that is at the heart of who she is as an educator is from Nelson Mandela, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”

About Chess for Humanity

Chess for Humanity is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization with a vision to implement sustainable programs that enrich the human experience with full potential, nurture humanity, and build a better world. The organization runs various global social initiatives that empower underserved children with strategic educational and decision-making programs to help them succeed in school and in life,  improve seniors’ brain health with mental exercises and mind stimulating activities to alleviate Alzheimer’s and Dementia, provide veterans with cognitive and recreational therapy to stay strong and focused during tough times of transition, and transform at-risk juvenile youth in detention centers with challenging problem-solving, decision-making, and life-skills education to reduce violence and recidivism.