Adele (Myers) Beauchene grew up in Ames and Boone, graduating from Ames High in 1984. Adele earned her BS degree in English and Art Education from the University of Montana- Dillon. She began her teaching career in California teaching 6-8 Art, Drama, English and GATE (Gifted and Talented Education). Adele continued her education earning a MA degree from the University of Montana- Missoula, an endorsement in Special needs services from Cal State Bakersfield. Adele and her family moved back to Iowa 18 years ago, she earned her TAG endorsement from the University of Iowa. Currently she coordinates the K-12 TAG program and teaches 5th-12th TAG students.