Renaissance has a Great Start Readiness Preschool (GSRP) and is a part of the Regional Preschool Partnership for Gratiot and Isabella counties.  Click here to go to the Renaissance Great Start Readiness Preschool Enrollment Application. Please select Mt. Pleasant – Renaissance Public School Academy as your preferred location.

Erin Simon

My name is Erin and I am a teacher in the preschool room. I love the curiosity and excitement that preschoolers have! I grew up in Battle Creek Michigan and graduated from CMU. My husband and I have one son named Graham.

Jen Binns

My name is Jen Binns and I moved to Michigan in 2001 from Massachusetts after graduating with my certificate in Early Childhood Education. In early 2017 I went back to school and earned my CDA (Child Development Associates for preschool). This is my first year at Renaissance and work in preschool with Erin Simon. We are having so much fun!! I feel like her and I are a great fit and compliment each other in the classroom.

I’m married to Tim and we have two children. Our son, Bailey, is 20 and lives in Midland and our daughter, Grace, is 14 and is a freshman in high school this year. We have a small farm made up of 6 goats, 23 chickens, 2 dogs, a cat, a turtle, and a hedgehog. Some of my favorite things are going to Ludington with my husband, hanging out with our animals, Halloween, COFFEE and my 1973 purple VW Beetle (Penny Lane is her name).


Teachers Erin and Jen smiling

Fun at the Pumpkin Patch