Primary – Middle School
Don’t step in the lava! Pass the ball! From obstacle courses to group games, the Wellan Physical Education program enables students to develop and refine gross motor skills; build good habits for living a healthy and active lifestyle; and learn important skills about collaboration, teamwork, and good sportsmanship.
FACULTY & STAFF
Laura Leger, Physical Education Specialist
Laura is SO excited to begin her 8th year of teaching physical education with the students of Wellan! She looks forward to teaching a diverse curriculum that will provide many opportunities for all students to find movement they love.
Laura is a Quincy native, who after finishing her undergraduate degree at the University of Southern Maine, went to take a year off in Hawai’i. As one can imagine, she feel in love with the islands, the people, and most importantly, her students and the school community she had fallen into. She embarked on her teaching certification journey at the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa; and a week after her final, she accepted a teaching job on Moloka’i. Moloka’i taught Laura the true art of slowing down, and it came at the right time. As the pandemic crept across the globe, changes and precautions were enforced, but she was able to continue teaching and began a year-long farm internship. Laura spent many hours in the field and in the kitchen, getting the full experience of farm to table.
Laura has taken all that she has learned throughout her 8 years in Hawai’i back to her state of Massachusetts and be closer to family. She looks forward to getting as involved in our Wellan and Newton community as possible, and to continue all of the positive impact the school has been a part of thus far!
Laura thoroughly enjoys getting to know her students and their families. Learning where students come from allows her to better cater to their needs, wants, and interests. Please never hesitate to come chat with Laura at any of our upcoming Owl Athletic events or Wellan school events!