Cobblers Up Close: Mrs. Welsch

By Kirsten Ahlrichs

After spending half of her 32 year teaching career at Central High School, Mrs. Welsh is retiring at the end of the 2014-2015 school year. “I’m excited to have no schedule,” she said. “I like to be outdoors, you know, not stuck inside these four walls every day.” Mrs. Welsh was full of joy talking about her plans for her first few years of retirement: “I’m really into athletics and I love fall, it’s my favorite time of the year. My husband and I just bought a travel trailer and are going to use it as much as we can.” Talking to her I learned she makes natural wreaths and arrangements: “I’m hoping to sell them, which would be really cool, too.” Mrs. Welsh admitted that after her first few years of enjoying her freedom, there is a chance she will return to teaching.

Mrs. Welsh has taught many subjects to freshman, sophomores, juniors, and seniors in many different schools. North Dakota, Arizona, and Montana have all had the privilege to have Mrs. Welsh as a teacher in their state. When asked, it took a few minutes for her to list all the subjects she has taught over the years, “There’s so many, bear with me while I think of them all.” She finally got them all out though, and there are many, such as US history, AP Government, Psychology, Sociology, World History, English 10, and Physical Education.

The Cobblers are lucky to have such a smart and experienced teacher and she will truly be missed.

Mrs. Welsch discusses material with her class. Photo by Marissa Kaiser.
Mrs. Welsch discusses material with her class. Photo by Marissa Kaiser.