Renee Bell-Roemer has been a special education teacher in Bend schools for eleven years. Prior to teaching, she was a special education assistant at Amity Creek Magnet Elementary. She received a Masters degree in Early Childhood / Early Childhood Special Education from the University of Oregon and an Elementary Special Education endorsement from Lewis & Clark College. She loves the joy of discovery that comes in learning new things and helping children in that journey. Reading has always been a favorite pastime and she treasures opening the door to literacy for others.
Renee has spent almost half of her life living near Bend and appreciates all of the opportunities for recreation she has discovered while raising her family here. They enjoy camping, canoeing, swimming, hiking and exploring in the mountains nearby, and along the Oregon coast. They also enjoy music and dancing, and have been involved in bluegrass/old time music, gospel choir, folk, contra, square and round dance communities in the area. Renee is also learning more about handcrafts such as knitting and quilting. She likes to be creative and try new things.