Rachel Beaulieu is an education lawyer, leader and, advocate. She has taught school, successfully represented schools and educators in the courtroom, and served as North Carolina’s Legislative Director for the Department of Public Instruction and State Board of Education. One of her premiere achievements as an education lawyer was developing and chairing the 2008 debut of the Law Institute for Teachers (LIFT), a program that instructs teachers about the law of their jobs.
In her law practice, Rachel is a known advocate for students and teachers. She has championed causes important to education, such as increased professional development and targeted training for educators. Rachel understands the importance of this critical element in the continuum of care for our school children and education outcomes.
Rachel was a North Carolina Teaching Fellow and received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Elon University (1993). She taught 4th and 5th grade in the Alamance-Burlington School System for four years and fulfilled her scholarship before going on to law school. She received her Juris Doctor from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Law (2000) and has been an education lawyer and public school advocate ever since.
Rachel is married and has two children, both of whom attend NC public schools.