William Meuse comes in head first with all that WA has to offer


Noah Brown

Mr. Meuse outside of his health room.

Noah Brown and Fares Osman

After moving from Lawrence to Westford, William Meuse has arrived at WA as a new coach and Physical Education and Health teacher.

Q: Who are you and what do you do at the school?

A: My name is Mr. Meuse. I teach Physical Education, freshmen health, […] and Kinetics of Team Sports for 10th, 11th and 12th graders. I also coach the JVB Boys’ Soccer [Team] .

Q: What prompted you to become a teacher?

A: After I graduated […] with a communications degree, I worked with Worcester Polytechnic Institute Sports Talk Radio for a while, and I was also coaching. When I was coaching, I thought that I liked being around kids and having a positive impact on them. 

Q: Why do you enjoy working with kids?

A: I just like making relationships and hopefully making a positive impact for them to be a good person and guide [them].

Q: How has your experience with WA been so far?

A: So far, it’s been great. The kids have been nothing but respectful and compliant. They do what I asked them to do and they do it with a positive attitude. The staff also have been outstanding, [and] very helpful.

Q: What was your profession before coming to WA? Has it always been your dream?

A: I don’t know if it was always my dream, but maybe as soon as I hit that career change I wanted to become […] a PE teacher. I worked in Tewksbury for a couple of years in special [education], and then I went to Lawrence for ten years and became PE teacher and a Track and Field coach.

Q: If you weren’t a teacher, what would you want to be?

A: [I would] probably still try to make a career in radio and maybe coaching.

Q: Are you a part of  any extracurriculars at WA or plan to be a part of? If so, what would you want to do?

A: I [coach] the JVB boys soccer team […] and the Track and Field team. I also help out with anything else I have time for.

Q: Do you do any community service projects or anything based in the community?

A: No, not really. I would like to get involved if opportunities came up. I would never say no. I know, we [prior athletic teams] did fundraisers for athletics and stuff like that.

Q: What do you like to do in your pastime?

A: I’m a big nature guy. I have a couple pieces of land up north in New Hampshire and Maine, so I’d like to just get away, sit by a lake, watch the mountains […] and [ride] ATVs.

Q: What’s your favorite unit to teach in P.E. And why?

A: I do an awesome ballroom dance lesson. That’s a lesson I like to teach. I don’t know if I would like to teach the whole dance unit for a month but I also do any type of sports to get kids to know the basics of sports.

Q: Did you do any sports whenever you were younger?

A: Yeah, I played football, ran track, then played football in college.

Q: How do you handle teaching students with physical or mental disabilities?

A: The best thing to do is build relationships with the students and see what they like when they just try to modify the activity around them to be able to succeed.