Meet the Teacher!

Ms. Oren


My name is Rebecca Oren and I’m excited to be your child’s teacher.  I graduated Magna Cum Laude from Appalachian State University in the Spring of 2007 and began teaching fourth grade at Black Mountain Elementary that fall.  I taught at BME for 8 wonderful years.  I left the classroom to stay home with my daughter, Ada Mae.  When I returned to the classroom-I taught second grade at Black Mountain Primary for 4 years.  Despite having taught in Black Mountain, I have lived in the Oakley neighborhood for 9 years.  I am thrilled to be teaching in my neighborhood! 
I love this school.  There is such a strong sense of community between the faculty.  We work together to share ideas, lesson plans, concerns and celebrations to best support our students.  I believe children learn best by doing.  I believe children learn best in a positive, safe, encouraging and structured learning environment.  My goal is to help children realize and lean into their strengths.  It is also my job to help children progress through areas of weakness. 
Nothing has changed my philosophy of teaching as much as when I became a mother.  I want to be the kind of teacher for your child that I would want for my child.  I promise to be equitable, loving, encouraging, consistent, inviting, strong and kind.  
When I’m not teaching I am usually spending time with my 6 year old daughter, Ada Mae.  We love hiking, playgrounds, singing, playing dress-up and making all kinds of messes.  I also enjoy playing games with friends, singing and dancing.  I can’t wait to get to know you and your child.  Please do not hesitate to call, email or send a note as we work together to provide your child with the best school year yet!