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Dr. Vanessa C. Beauchaine

Room: #Wrentham Public Schools Phone: (508)384-5430 Email: click here

Vanessa Beauchaine joined the Wrentham Public Schools in July 2015.  She began her career as an educator in 1994 and has served students in Pre-K through the 8th grade as a paraprofessional, classroom teacher, special education teacher, and principal.  Vanessa was also the principal of Roderick School for three years prior to serving in her current role as Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, ELE Director, and Title I Director.  
Ed.D. in Educational Administration, Boston College
Principal Certification Program, MESPA/Northeastern University
Ed.M. in Elementary Education, Boston University
B.A. Colby College

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Friday, September 13th
WPS Welcome Wagon Event to welcome families new to our school community in the Delaney Cafeteria after the morning announcements.  
Wednesday, September 18th
Title I Parent Information Session at the Delaney Open House event in the Vogel Audiotirum, beginning 30 minutes before each grade level's event begins.
Thursday, September 19th
Title I Parent Information Session at the Roderick Open House event in the Roderick Library, beginning 30 minutes before each grade level's event begins.
STEM WEEK   10/21/19 - 10/25/19
Thursday, October 24th
First Annual STEAM Night for Grade 4!
(More details to follow!)

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Welcome to the Wrentham Public Schools! 
In the spirit of one of our district's core values, we continue to function as a learning organization that is continuously honing our practice for the benefit of our students.  Over the past five years, we have adopted the workshop model for ELA for both Reading and Writing PK through Grade 6.  Through professional development, collaboration between and among teachers, and periodic coaching opportunities, we have seen marked growth.  Our students see themselves as accomplished readers and writers.
As we continue to provide a robust ELA learning experience through the workshop model that meets the needs of all learners, we are shifting our gaze to Mathematics.  We are currently in a review cycle for Mathematics and building upon the work of the Mathematics Review Committee last year, we are working through a pilot for the 2019-2020 with highly rated math programs that are well-aligned to the state standards with the aim to adopt new curriculum materials for 2020-2021.  
Our dedicated teachers work collaboratively to review, revise, and refine their lessons and units in Social Studies and Science as well.  During the 2019-2020 school year, we are underscoring the importance of  inquiry-based pedagogy and are engaging in professional development opportunities that focus on the inquiry process through math and social studies that can ultimately be applied to all curriculum areas.  It is not only what students know and are able to do, but what they are thinking about.  With teachers skillfully asking questions that continue to foster students to reflect, observe, and refine their understanding of the world around them, we can build upon students' natural curiosity as students explore, create, and innovate.
Our specials team provide opportunities for students to engage with Technology, Music, comprehensive wellness through Physical Education and Health, Art, and Library.  Throughout the year, there are opportunities for students to showcase their work through performances and presentations.  We encourage you to follow our Instagram account to see examples of their learning in action as well.
As the Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment, I am committed to working with students, families, and staff to optimize the learning opportunities for all of our students.  From time to time, families will receive requests for feedback through brief surveys.  Your feedback helps us to learn and grow as a district and we are grateful for your active involvement. 
Please return periodically throughout the year as updates about the general education curriculum, Title I, and English Learner Education will be linked to this website.  
WIth best wishes for an exciting year of learning,
Vanessa C. Beauchaine
Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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The Wrentham Welcome Wagon is a new initiative designed to help families new to Wrentham become acclimated to their new community.  We have a number of "host" families who are happy to be in touch with new families for assistance in helping to meet other Wrentham families, learn about the Wrentham Public School experience, and serve as a "go to" person as questions arise.  
If you are new to Wrentham and would like to be connected with a host family, please email me and I will be happy to assist you!  We are glad you are here!