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Dr. Rene Hackney currently owns and teaches at Parenting Playgroups, Inc. in Alexandria, VA. She lectures to thousands of parents, teachers and social workers in the Washington DC area on a wide range of parenting related topics each year. She holds a PhD. in developmental psychology and a M.A. in school psychology, both from George Mason University. During her time at GMU, Rene taught graduate labs in intellectual and emotional assessment. She also completed internships at the Developmental Clinic at Children's National Medical Center and in the Manassas City Public Schools. Prior to graduate school, Rene worked as a preschool teacher at the Country Day School in McLean.
Rene is a happily married mother of two young daughters. Her passion is hanging out with good friends and family.