White Water Kayaking
Wendy Welshans | profile
Wendy has been a teacher at Forman since 1991. She is the Director of the Outdoor Leadership Program and the Rainforest Project. She teaches Biology, Anatomy and Physiology, and the Tropical Ecology Seminar. Wendy is head of the Forman Boat Works, Forman's own wooden boat building program. She coaches the Whitewater Slalom team and leads weekend backpacking trips. The highlight of many students’ experience over the years is the scientific research expedition to Costa Rica that Wendy leads each year. Wendy is also a Registered Maine Guide and a Wilderness First Responder. She and her daughter, Jorie, live in an alternative energy home in Sharon, CT.
Benjamin Bartlett | profile
Ben joined Forman in August 2012, bringing over 20 years of professional independent school experience. He worked at South Kent School for six years, and at Cushing Academy in Massachusetts for six years as well. He also worked at Rocky Hill School in Rhode Island where he taught English and Latin, coached soccer, ice hockey, and lacrosse, and served as an academic advisor. Born, raised, and educated at South Kent School, Ben is an enthusiastic participant in all aspects of campus life. He has three children and lives with his wife, Betsy and daughter Emma in Chace Dorm. In addition to teaching English and Latin, Ben coaches Boys' Varsity Ice Hockey and Lacrosse.