Lori graduated with a B.F.A. from Alfred University in New York. She has been making and teaching art for over 20 years. In addition to her art background, Lori is also Montessori trained from the Montessori Institute in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Lori recently started her own wine and canvas style business in the Granville area. She implements painting, crafting and jewelry making classes around town. She is an ongoing supporter of the arts in the greater Columbus area and will be showing her work this summer at the Columbus Arts Festival.
Alejandra was born and raised in Mexico, and is a member of the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages. Alejandra has a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from Universidad de Guadalajara; a Master of Arts in Korean Studies from Seoul National University; and a Doctorate in Comparative Educational Policy from The Ohio State University. She is proficient in Spanish, French and Korean, and has been teaching at Welsh Hills School for six years.
Karen is the Welsh Hills School Science, Math and Robotics teacher for grades four to eight. She has coached FIRST LEGO League teams for 12 years, and Robofest (high school) teams for nine years. She has also taught robotics classes for the last nine years.
Michelle Lerner holds a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art and an Ohio Visual Arts teaching license for grades K-12. She has taught at Welsh Hills for nine years where she serves as the head of school. Her philosophy of teaching art is a simple one: she believes that all children are inherently creative, and they need is encouragement and direction to foster their ability to express themselves visually. She spearheads the STEAM (science, technology, engineering,
art and math) Program at Welsh Hills.
Angela Painter holds a Bachelor of Arts in Geology from Dension University and a Masters in Education from Mount Vernon Nazarene University. She is licensed in Middle Childhood Science and Social Studies. Currently, she is teaching in Welsh Hills School’s Toddler Room and has also been a teacher in Infant Room. She finds working at Welsh Hills a rewarding experience and enjoys working with children of all ages and experiencing the Montessori philosophy and curriculum firsthand.
Ali Priest has a passion for music! She plays more than ten different instruments and loves every minute of it. Ali also enjoys craft projects and is thrilled to be able to combine her passions into one fabulous camp. Ali has over seven years experience in early childhood education and is currently a toddler teacher at Welsh Hills School.
Liz holds a Bachelors Degree in Music from Kent State and a Masters in Education from The Ohio State University. Liz also has a long standing love of performance! She is a founding member of Celt’s Crossing and has performed all over Ohio with her band. As a former music and drama teacher at Welsh Hills School, Liz has directed many concerts, plays, and musicals. Liz currently teaches private music lessons.
Cathy has worked at Welsh Hills Summer Camps since 2009. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in The History of Art from The University of Michigan, a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Ceramic Sculpture from The University of Cincinnati, and has her Montessori Certification in Ages 3-6 from The Columbus Montessori Education Center. Cathy is a teacher in Welsh Hills’ Children’s House.
Becky is the Welsh Hills School Lower Elementary Teacher. She has been at Welsh Hills for three years and has been teaching for nine. She is also the co-director for summer camp. She has a Bachelors of Science in Education and a Masters of Education from Ohio State University.
Michelle Young believes that exploring and learning can open doors and she loves teaching future generations! Michelle has a BA in Early Childhood from The Ohio State University and a Bachelors Plus from Ashland University in Early Childhood Education. She has over seven years experience working with young children and currently teaches pre-k and kindergarten students in our Children’s House program. [/ut_one_half_last]