Middle School Social Studies & PE/7th Grade Homeroom

Mary Wellems, 7th Grade Homeroom, Social Studies, PE and Athletic Director

This year I will be teaching Middle School Social Studies and Physical Education/Health, and am the Athletic Director for the school. I born and raised in Albuquerque, New Mexico. I grew up with five brothers who are successful in their own careers. I think growing up with 5 brothers prepared me to teach older students. I truly enjoy and love teaching middle school students. 

 I received my undergraduate degree in Secondary Education from Eastern New Mexico University, emphasis in civics, physical education, and health. After college I served with the Peace Corps on Woleai Atoll, Yap State, Federated States of Micronesia. I worked as a health educator and economic developer. Upon my return to the United States I study at the University of New Mexico receiving a master in Health Education. I then went to worked for the Illinois Department of Health in the Chicago/Cook County area as an Infectious Disease Specialist before moving to Colorado.

I have been teaching in the Archdiocese of Denver Catholic Schools for 20 years. I taught at St. John the Baptist in Longmont before moving to St. Louis. I truly enjoy teaching at this “Little School with a Big Heart”. I love teaching in Catholic Schools where I can share my faith and incorporate it into my lessons. I enjoy the middle school age students where they are learning to grow and discover who they are and how they fit into the world.

I enjoy spending time hiking in the mountains where I can spend time in God’s country. I like reading, baking and doing a variety of crafts. I also love traveling anywhere and at any time. I especially enjoy traveling with the older students to Washington DC, Jamestown and Williamsburg, VA.  I am hoping for all good things to occur this year. Blessings to all.

Email: mwellems@stlp.org   – Phone: 303.666.6220, ext. 304


7th Grade Curriculum

Reading/Literature/Language Arts: Prentice Hall Literature Series; Vocabulary Workshop; Novels; Independent Reading Time

Math: College Preparatory Mathematics (CPM)

Music: Archdiocese of Denver Curriculum

Physical Education: Archdiocese of Denver Curriculum

Computer Education: Archdiocese of Denver Technology Plan

Art: Archdiocese of Denver  Art Curriculum

Science: Holt Science & Technology

Religion: Ignatius Press (Faith and Life Series); Theology of the Body

Spanish: En Espanol! 1a & 1b by Estella Gahala etal

Social Studies: Glencoe McGraw-Hil