New Mother Resumes Teaching

Casey Miller, News Editor

History teacher Lindsay Webb-Peploe has returned to teaching after giving birth to identical twin boys last July. Former lawyer Diane Bessette taught Webb-Peploe’s U.S. and Modern World history classes for the first semester of the 2013-14 school year.

Webb-Peploe, who gave birth to Bennett and Peter on July 12th, said, “It’s good to be back. I’m coming back to World War II in my U.S. History class and an art project in World History. It’s fun to get to start off with interesting topics.”

She managed to finish the 2012-2013 school year, in spite of being nearly eight months pregnant during June finals.

For the first semester of this school year, Webb-Peploe prepared the entire semester’s worth of lesson plans for Bessette.

Webb-Peploe praised Bessette for her presence during the 6 month maternity leave. “I think people really benefited from the fact that she was a lawyer and had a different experience to bring to the table,” she said.

Both juniors and freshmen were excited for Webb-Peploe to return. Freshman Aidan Crouch said, “Mrs. Webb-Peploe is amazing. Her class is really interactive and fun.”

“I’m really excited to have Mrs. Webb-Peploe back. It was weird having a sub for only a few months,” junior Addie Naton said.

Returning back to her job means spending less time with Bennett and Peter, but Webb-Peploe prepared for it by reducing work she would normally do at home. “I wanted to be especially ready so that when I come home, I can spend a lot of time with the twins.”

Currently, a nanny cares for the babies when Webb-Peploe or her husband is not home. Webb-Peploe said, “I think it’s really fun to watch them develop. We have this weird experiment going. We have two babies at the same time, and they are identical so you’d think they’d develop at the same time, but they don’t. It’s like they each get different skills at different times in comparison with each other.”

Bennett and Peter each have one tooth and can roll over as of January.

“I love my job, and I think it would be hard to come back to a job you didn’t love,” Webb-Peploe said.