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!