Kindergarten

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Teachers: William Lawrie, Sue Longto

Who is Mr. Lawrie?              

This is my fifth year teaching Kindergarten at Pelham Elementary. Even though I get such amazing joy from teaching I still want to be a Beatle.

After living in New Jersey, Boston, MA and Madison, WI, I moved to Amherst in 2014 with my family. I was lucky enough to stay home with our newborn at the time for nearly two years before I got back into education. I worked in Early Intervention at an organization called Reach, as a paraeducator in Northampton and finally at Pelham as the Kindergarten Teacher.

Before getting into education, I worked for John Hancock, started my own dog walking business and played in several bands in New Jersey and Boston, MA. I loved the experience of meeting new people whenever I played shows (or walked dogs) while creating and expressing myself through music.

I take great pride in teaching the kindergarten class pop, rock, punk, and soul songs. My classroom is a band; we support each other when we need it, and pick each other up when we need help.

For more information on how things are in my classroom, check out this link!

Best,

Will Lawrie