Laurence Lechat is originally from Saumur, France. She received her French as a Foreign Language degree in French and English from the University of Angers in France. She is currently the only French as a Foreign Language teacher at Audubon Charter School, a position she has held since 2006. She is also an active member of the community and is in charge of organizing trips to Europe and works closely with the local Alliance Francaise. Ms. Lechat became a teacher to share her language and culture and has now been teaching for 15 years in different countries. Ms. Lechat is the mentor teacher for Du Ganzhi from Fujian, China.