Trinity welcomes Ms. Welling


Photo provided by Emma Riddell.

Ms. Welling is the newest addition to the THS Science dept. She is very excited to begin her teaching career at Trinity!

Recently, Trinity High School’s science department welcomed a new addition to its staff: Ms. Welling. Welling is the long-term substitute for the AP Physics 2/ CP Physics 1 position vacated by Mr. Botzer. She will remain in the position for the rest of this academic year and hopes to sustain the position permanently. 

Welling is a lifetime learner and lover of science. She received her undergraduate degree from Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, where she majored in physics and minored in astronomy and mathematics. She earned a masters degree in mechanical engineering from Northern Arizona University before completing a secondary education degree locally from California University of Pennsylvania.

Welling did not always want to be a teacher. 

According to her, “I actually did not want to be a teacher at all when I was in high school. At that time, it didn’t seem like an interesting job to me. However, I got to do some teaching while in college and grad school and found that I really enjoyed it. I’ve always loved science!”

The 2020-2021 school year has been her first year teaching. She is very excited to teach physics at Trinity but admits that adjusting to the school’s technology platforms may be a challenge.

Welling loves to teach physics because she believes that it provides the opportunity to solve problems in a uniquely hands-on way; it also helps that it is her favorite subject to teach.

Welling has had a few mentors and role models over the years that have encouraged her to forge her own path. From women in S.T.E.M. fields to a college advisor, they pushed her and inspired her to pursue her current path.

Outside of teaching, Welling lives on a farm and raises chickens. She loves traveling to national parks and hopes to one day visit Yosemite and Joshua Tree National Parks. 

Ms. Welling is excited to share her knowledge and skill with the students at Trinity High School. Please join The Hiller newspaper staff in welcoming Ms. Welling to Hiller Nation!