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.


Annie Radigan, STEM and 7th/8th Grade Math Teacher

Shortly after being invited to join Wellan Montessori School's faculty, Annie packed up her apartment in Los Angeles to join the Voyager team and she has not looked back since! Having taught students from the elementary to high school level, Annie brings with her a resounding passion for all things math and science. She particularly enjoys the challenge of planning Voyager STEM lessons to not only be engaging and interesting, but also accessible and relevant for all of her students. Annie has a B.S. in Ecology, Behavior and Evolution from the University of California, Los Angeles. Some of her professional interests include neurodiverse education and effective interdisciplinary integration of curriculum. Outside of school, Annie loves to hike, run, spend time with her dog Ace, and create art.


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.