Rene Wade’s dream job was to work as a full-time drafting and design instructor at Ozarks Technical Community College. Prior to joining OTC in 2016, she worked in Bass Pro Shop’s architecture department and worked in historic restoration. She went on to specialize in health care design before returning to architecture to help design O’Reilly Auto Parts stores all over the United States. In 2007, she tried a different path and began teaching as an adjunct instructor in Missouri State University’s interior design department. She served there for three years before leaving to teach drafting and design classes at ITT Tech in Springfield. She brought her more than 25 years of industry experience and nearly a decade of teaching experience to OTC in 2016. Currently, she teaches Fundamentals of Drafting, Structural Steel Detail/Drafting, Commercial Architectural Drafting and Residential Architectural Drafting.