Hi! My name is Lynelle Wachtel, and I'm the fourth grade teacher at Beecher City Grade School this year. This is my 24th year of teaching at Beecher City. Previously, I have taught fifth grade, sixth grade, Gifted, computers, and junior high literature. I also serve as the grade school head teacher. I live in rural Altamont on a farm with my husband, Todd, and son, Connor. Connor is studying at the Universtiy of Illinois. We have an excited, huge St. Bernard dog named Maggie. My family and I like to swim, travel, listen to music, challenge each other at games, and watch movies. I also enjoy reading in my free time. One of my goals is to visit all 50 states; so far I have been to 47. Both my husband and I graduated from University of Illinois, so we are big Illini fans and try to go to as many basketball games as we can. I also have a masters from Southern Illinois University in Instructional Technology.