My name is Meghan Welch and I feel fortunate to serve as the principal and cheerleader of the Sumner community since 2018. Thank you for considering our school either as a parent or a partner! I know you are trusting us with your most precious treasure, your children, and I do not take the responsibility lightly.
As an introduction, I grew up in Framingham, MA with my parents and older brother. I am that Boston combination of Irish and Italian - I learned a lot from my immigrant Italian grandparents. As a kid, I was often seen running around my neighborhood with a stick in hand and cuts on my knees. It’s no wonder that those interests led me to love sports and athletic coaching. After growing up in a large town, I was fortunate to receive a small liberal arts education at Connecticut College where I earned a history degree and played both soccer and lacrosse. At Tufts University, I studied Public Policy to earn my Masters degree and furthered my educational leadership development at Boston College’s Lynch Leadership Academy. I have worked in education for 20 years starting my career in Washington, DC Public as a substitute teacher, soccer coach and then permanent teacher. I then joined the Superintendent’s Office as the district underwent large-scale improvements. Because I think schools are really the heart and soul of any city, I have spent the last 9 years as a school leader in East Boston, Roxbury, and now Roslindale. After living in Jamaica Plain for several years, my wife and our 3 year old son moved to Roslindale in May 2023!
I truly think our school can be the best place for ANY child or staff member if we:
Communicate with each other: don’t be afraid to reach out to your child’s teacher or other support personnel for assistance or clarity.
Embrace each other: let’s build a community together! We all believe education can change lives if we work together and believe in one another.
Prioritize Equity: Racism and any form of discrimination hurts all of us. We must ensure our interactions and organization perpetuate opportunity and advancement for historically marginalized groups.
Director of Operations and Student Supports:
Administrative Assistant (Lower School):
Administrative Assistant (Upper School):
Bilingual Family Liaisons:
Before and After School Program Director