Mrs. Welch is a 1985 graduate of Grandville High School. She received her bachelors of science degree with a major in mathematics and minor in business at Aquinas College in Grand Rapids. She later went on to get her masters in education from Grand Valley State University. She has taught at the middle school for 12 years and is currently in her 9th year at the high school. She has coached middle school girls basketball, x-country and track in the past. She has served on the School Improvement team for 3 years.