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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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Cheryl Bell, STEM Teacher and High School Placement Coordinator

Cheryl and her family just moved back to Massachusetts from Florida, where she taught 8th grade Physics and Environmental Chemistry at The Benjamin School. Cheryl has a Bachelor’s degree in Biological Sciences and a Master’s degree in Education. She has 15+ years of experience teaching high school courses (both regular and Honors-level) in Biology, Environmental and Marine Biology, Chemistry, Anatomy & Physiology, and Physical Sciences. In New England, she has taught at Lawrence Academy, Concord Academy, the Pomfret School, St. Johnsbury Academy, Lynn Classical High School, and Northeast Metropolitan Regional Technical High School.

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Terry Keeling, Math Teacher and Design Lab/Technology Specialist for Grades 4–8

Terry, who has been on staff at Wellan since 2017, will join the Voyager team as the 7th and 8th grade Math teacher next 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.

Wellan Montessori School

80 Crescent Avenue

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 969-4488   

Fax: (617) 969-4430

admissions@wellan.org

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATORY POLICY AS TO STUDENTS

Wellan Montessori School is a non-profit school which admits students of every race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, or political beliefs to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to the students of the School. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or political views.