Peter Welch has been teaching at Northern Light School since 2012. He currently serves as Director of Student Affairs, 7th Grade Homeroom teacher, and Middle School Mathematics Co-Teacher. Peter earned a B.A. in History from Columbia University in 2002, graduating cum laude. After receiving a M.A. in Education from Simmons College in 2005, he taught 6th grade Math and 8th grade Social Studies for three years in Brookline, MA. Peter was drawn to Northern Light by its commitment to social justice, its dedicated Faculty, and its exceptional student body. An enthusiastic guitarist and soccer player, Peter enjoys sharing his passions with his students.
"My philosophy of teaching begins with the simple goal of making the material as fun and engaging as possible. Through exciting and engaging lessons and activities, I aim to build students’ confidence and fluency in their basic facts, challenge them to sharpen their critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and foster in them a love and appreciation for Mathematics."