Janice Orense

1/2 Lead Teacher

My Education and Teaching/Professional Background

Bachelor's Degree from Pacific Oaks College. I've worked in schools for over 20 years. I've previously worked at Oakwood Elementary in grades Pre-K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and in the art room, after-school programs, and Village.

Year I Started at Walden


I am a Progressive Educator Because ...

... growing up, I needed that type of model and I love to support students who thrive in that kind of learning environment.

What I Love About Walden

What don't I love? I love the community! I love the unconditional support! I appreciate the support I receive as a working parent. Balancing parenthood and the workforce is tough. With Walden, I am a better parent. Maybe that's why we have 4 kids?! Walden has become my family.

My Favorite Walden Tradition

Graduation. I look forward to hearing the 6th grade speeches and hearing how much they have grown. It is absolutely the best!!

My Joy

My family and our adventures!

Fun Fact About Me

I have 56 first cousins.