Beginner – Lower Elementary


The Very Hungry Caterpillar. Percy Jackson and the Olympians. All About Egypt. 

The Wellan Library program is designed to make reading fun and enjoyable for all students and to provide a foundation for building fundamental research skills. The main library provides a wide range of fiction, poetry, and non-fiction learning resources. Each classroom also maintains a smaller collection of reading materials.



Kate Kane, Library Specialist

Kate is happy to be joining the specialist team at Wellan as the library specialist. She loves connecting children to literature and encouraging their innate love of reading. Kate also works for the Zaentz Early Education Initiative at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and consults with schools systems and practitioners to create high quality early learning environments. Kate spent years as an early educator, developing professional learning programs for teachers, and created a parent workshop series to address parents' most challenging issues with young children. Kate graduated from Colby College and has an MEd from Lesley University. She is looking forward to traveling post pandemic!

Kimberly Burke, Library Specialist/Technology Specialist

Kimberly is excited to be expanding her role at Wellan this year as the librarian and technology specialist for Lower Elementary. Prior to joining Wellan, Kimberly worked in Youth Services at the Public Library of Brookline. Outside of school, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Wellan Montessori School

80 Crescent Avenue

Newton Centre, MA 02459

Phone: (617) 969-4488   

Fax: (617) 969-4430

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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.