Wendy Beauchaine was born in Seattle, Washington, and grew up in California and Australia. Mrs. Beauchaine served in the U.S. Navy for four years after high school. After living and traveling abroad for a few years (teaching English in Japan), Mrs. Beauchaine received her BA in Social Sciences from the University of West Florida, and her M.Ed. (Gifted/talented) from Belmont University in Nashville, TN. She has taught English, Social Studies, and Science, as well as gifted/talented education) in California, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Ohio, and Tennessee. This is her 24th year of teaching. Mrs. Beauchaine is married with three sons, and four grandchildren. She is very excited to be teaching fifth grade at Falls Lake Academy!