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

Caitlin finds it hard to believe that she’s entering her twelfth year at the school! It has been an amazing experience to be a part of the Elementary program's growth from a tiny group of twelve students to a thriving group of seventy-five students today. She looks forward to continuing to support this growth while also helping to build the Middle School program.

 

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 lives in Norwood with her family – her husband Peter, daughter Adeline, who is a student in the Primary program at Wellan, and their newest addition (and future Owl!), son Everett. When she’s not at school, she loves to cook, read, garden, 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.

André Lucier, Science Teacher

André has a B.S. in Environmental Science and Ecology and collaborated with Julia in developing the Grades 7-8 science curriculum. In college, André double-minored in Sustainability and Outdoor Adventure Leadership. He is knowledgeable in alternative energy systems, has been certified as a Wilderness First Responder and in Avalanche Research and Education, has been a ski coach and high altitude climbing instructor, and has led wilderness backpacking trips. André is also TEFL-certified (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). He taught in South Korea for two years before joining the staff at Wellan.

Beth Schuch, Math Teacher

Beth is thrilled to be joining Wellan this year as an Upper Elementary teacher and Voyager Math teacher. Beth completed her Upper Elementary Montessori training through the Seacoast Center and holds a Master’s in Education. She has 17 years of teaching experience and a background in differentiated instruction and curriculum design. Beth worked at Kingsley Montessori for the past 12 years as an Upper Elementary Teacher and Curriculum Specialist/Coordinator. She has additional experience as a teacher at Stoneridge Montessori School in Beverly and an Orton-Gillingham literacy tutor.

 

Beth and her family enjoy spending time together, traveling, and playing at local playgrounds. Beth is excited that her two children will be attending Wellan as students in the Beginner and Primary programs this year. Beth loves spending time with her family and also enjoys hiking, art, swimming, and yoga.

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Newton Centre, MA 02459

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