Diane Wood is originally from Delavan, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor degree from the University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point and her Master's Degree with an emphasis in gifted education from Carthage College in Kenosha, Wisconsin. She is currently a teacher at Roosevelt Elementary School, a position she has held since 1999. She is also a lead teacher for the enrichment (gifted) program, and works primarily with fourth and fifth graders. She became a teacher because of her passion to work with children and create lifelong learners, and has now been teaching for over 30 years. Ms. Wood is the mentor teacher for Chen Fangfang from Fujian, China.