Meet Renee Drumgo

Q: Tell us a little about yourself. 

A:  I am married to Tari Drumgo and a mother to five amazing kids. Our oldest daughter (Sienna) attended GRACE Christian from Kindergarten until 8th grade last year. We still have a 3rd grader (Gavin) at GRACE, a 2nd grader (Evan) and a Kindergartner (Bryson) at The Math and Science Academy of Apex, and our two-year-old Skye keeps us company while we work from home. I am originally from Dinwiddie, Va. but I have close ties to Raleigh, which is where my dad was born and raised and attended college. It only made sense to move back here after spending a few years in Memphis, Tenn. right after college. I attended North Carolina A&T State University for my bachelor’s and master’s degree in architectural engineering and Christian Brothers University for my MBA.

Q: How long has your family been a part of the GRACE community?

A:  We began attending GRACE when Sienna started Kindergarten in 2014.

Q: How long have you served on the GRACE board?

A:  This is my second year on the GRACE board.  

Q: What unique perspective or experience do you think you bring to the board?

A:  I have a background in architectural engineering with a focus on energy efficiency and sustainability. I look forward to utilizing this knowledge in the building of the new campus. I am also qualified to bring a unique perspective to the GRACE community at-large as the mother of minority students in a private-school environment. I hope my perspectives will challenge our community to view our interactions with one another through a biblical lens for a more equitable and diverse learning environment.  

Q: Are you a part of any specific board committee(s)? 

A:  I am not currently on a specific board committee, but I am excited to lend my skills to this next exciting chapter in GRACE’s journey as a premier God-focused, educational institution.  

Q: What are some of the ways your family has been involved at GRACE over the years?  

A:  I have been involved as a parent volunteer since 2014 in many areas. I have always been excited to lend my time to read stories in class, serve as a lunch volunteer, help with crafts, host events, and anything else that needed to be done. Prior to joining the GRACE Board, I was the PTF vice president for one year and the PTF president for three years.  

Q: What, in your perspective, makes GRACE Christian School stand apart from other area Christian schools?

A:  GRACE Christian School has always felt like a community of like-minded believers that served as an extension of our family. We developed long-standing relationships with other families, as well as with the administrative teams. GRACE is a place that we could comfortably lean on in times of joy (the birth of 4 of our kids) and in times of sadness such as the loss of my mother. I know I can always count on many of the families at GRACE to look after my kids in my absence as if they are their own. That level of Godly love is not taken for granted by our family. GRACE is not just a school, but it is also a community.