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Caitlin Bowring, Elementary/Middle School Division Leader, Curriculum Coordinator

Caitlin finds it hard to believe that she’s entering her thirteenth year at the school! It has been an amazing experience to be a part of the growth of the Elementary and Middle School programs from a tiny group of twelve students to a thriving group of over one hundred students today. She looks forward to continuing to support these amazing programs!

 

Caitlin holds a BA in Psychology and a MA in Elementary Education from Northeastern University. She earned her Montessori Elementary I certification at the Center for Montessori Teacher Education, New York.

 

Caitlin’s two children are students at Wellan, and she feels so lucky to be a part of this wonderful community as both a faculty member and parent! Outside of school, she loves to cook, read, and spend time with friends and family.

Julia Tatsch, Program Designer and Humanities Teacher

What do mountain photographer, cowgirl, and veterinary anesthesiologist have in common? All are professions Julia Tatsch held before deciding to become a teacher. From Wyoming to Maine, from New Mexico to Massachusetts, Julia has visited and worked in a multitude of schools, Montessori and otherwise. Most recently, she taught middle school at nearby Milton Academy. She is so pleased to have found a healthy, thriving place like Wellan to bring her experience and ideas. Earlier in life, Julia earned her BA and MA in English Literature from Colby College and Middlebury, respectively. While she has worked with students of all ages, from infants to seniors in high school, middle school is where she finds herself most at home.

 

Besides working with teenagers, she loves skiing as often as possible, gardening, photography, being on the water and spending time with her son, Owen, who is excited to finally enjoy the responsibilities of being a third year in the Lower Elementary program at Wellan.

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Terry Keeling, Math and STEM Teacher

Terry, who has been on staff at Wellan since 2017, has joined the Voyager team as the 7th and 8th grade Math teacher this year. Terry brings a unique background to this position. He holds degrees from the University of Georgia in Education and Applied Maths. More recently, he has continued his education at Harvard University, where he earned an MBA and a Masters degree in Musicology. He will soon complete his Ph.D. as a joint program in Theoretical Particle Physics and Music Theory. He also holds several computer science and information security certifications. While still in Georgia, Terry taught High School Orchestra.

 

Outside of his work at Wellan, he teaches private music lessons and tutors students in mathematics and music theory. At Wellan, he has taught Upper Elementary Design Lab and Technology classes. Terry worked with Voyager students this past year on their news program. He is excited to take on a larger role in the program.

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Kathi Martuza, Integrated Learning Support Teacher

Kathi is a former professional ballet dancer, now a teacher of movement, health, and wellness. She holds a B.A. in Dance, and is currently working towards a Master’s degree in Education in Integrated Learning. Her emphasis area of study is on the integration of somatics into the education of adolescents. Additionally, Kathi is a comprehensively certified PEAK Pilates instructor, and a certified Holistic Health Coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition. She holds additional training in the areas of Intuitive Eating, True Body Project Leadership, and is a level 2 Reiki Therapist. Kathi came to Montessori through the education of her son and daughter, and immediately fell in love with the method and approach. She is thrilled to be joining the Middle School Voyager team this fall and share her passion for movement and wellness through a Montessori approach to education of youth.