School Administration & Student Support Team
Josh holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from St. Joseph's College, a Master of Science in Teaching and Learning from St. Joseph's College, and a Certificate in Management and Leadership from Harvard University. Inducted into the Maine Teaching Hall of Fame in 2008, Josh previously taught high school English at Noble High School prior to serving as the assistant principal at Wells High School for five years. Josh taught within the education department at the University of New Hampshire's Live, Learn, and Teach program for 8 years.
A voracious reader, Josh also enjoys fly fishing and spending time on the lake.
Don Abbott is in his third year as assistant principal after teaching grade 5 for 23 years at WJHS. Mr. Abbott is a 1995 graduate of the University of Maine with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science. He then completed the ETEP teacher certification program through USM, and achieved his administrative certification through Southern NH University and the Maine Education Consortium.
In addition to his passion for education, Mr. Abbott served as the girl's basketball coach at Wells High School for 16 seasons, highlighted by a state championship in 2020.
Don enjoys spending time with his family at the lake during the summer, and playing with his dog Rocky!
Erin graduated with her Bachelor of Nursing Degree from the University of New Brunswick in Canada. She has worked as a Nurse on the Seacoast for the past 25 years, the majority of her career has been spent in Labor and Delivery and Pediatrics at York Hospital.
Erin has 3 children that keep her very busy when she is not at work. Her favorite things are spending time at the beach and visiting with friends and family.
Kristie holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of New Hampshire and her Master's degree in Education, also from the University of New Hampshire. She has worked as a Guidance Counselor for the past 22 years, almost exclusively in Middle Schools.
She has two wonderful children, Grace (21, who is currently working on her Master’s degree in accounting at Merrimack College), and Elise (18, who is studying elementary education at St. Joseph’s College of Maine).
Kristie enjoys spending time watching her girls swim, time with her friends, cooking, and reading with her kitties.
Melissa earned her Bachelor's degree in Social Work from the University of Maine, and her Masters degree in Social Work from the University of Southern Maine. She has eight years of experience in providing Mental Health services to students and families. This is Melissa's third year at WJHS, and her second in the role as School Social Worker.
Melissa has a passion for animals and even runs the local dog friendly cafe on Wells Beach in the summertime.
She enjoys hiking and snuggling with her two dogs Camber and Loki.
School Resource Officer (SRO) Timothy Wright grew up in the town of Wells and graduated from Wells High School. He went on to study Criminal Justice at York County Community College where he earned an associate’s degree.
Timothy has four years of experience in law enforcement, starting as a reserve in Ogunquit, then going full time with the Saco Police Department and finally returning to his native Wells in 2020. He attended the 18-week Basic Law Enforcement Training Program and went on to receive advanced training working as a juvenile officer; earning his Maine School Resource Officer Certification at the Maine Criminal Justice Academy and also graduating from the National Association of School Resource Officers’ basic course. Timothy is proud to be working as the SRO at the Wells Jr High School.
In his free time he enjoys fishing, the outdoors, and routing for the New England sports teams.
Vicki has worked at Wells Junior High School for 40 years. Vicki lives in Wells and has two children, Michele and William. She has five grand children and four great grandsons (Cameron 8, Bryce 2, Carson 6 and LJ 5. She enjoys spending time with her grandchildren and especially her great grandsons, learning how to play baseball, how to fish, hunt and play card games especially Slap Jack.
In her spare time Vicki loves to read, watch football games and work in her flower garden.
Cindy earned her Certificate of Achievement in Administrative Support Specialist from Seacoast Works Business School, in Sept.1999 and has worked for the district since.
Cindy has 2 children and 5 handsome Grandboys.
Her favorite things are going to the beach, a good book and hanging out with her Grandboys.
Abby earned her Bachelors of Arts in Communication from Colby-Sawyer College. She has worked as an Administrative Assistant in both Washington D.C and Maine before taking some time off when her two boys were young.
She joined our Special Education team in 2021 as an Ed Tech and we are excited to have her in our Main Office this year.
Abby and her husband Jason live in Wells with their two boys, Liam and Owen.