WJSHS Principal 

Mr. Eugene RichMr. Rich has been working in the Ware Public School System for the past 19 years. During his tenure at the high school, he has served in a variety of teaching and administrative roles. Mr. Rich has taught in both the Business and Math Departments, guiding students in courses such as Accounting, Marketing, Personal Finance, Business Math, Algebra, and Geometry. In addition to instructing students in the classroom, he has also served the district as Director of Athletics (4 years), Dean of Students, Class Advisor, New Teacher Mentor and Union Representative.

As an Athletic Coach, Mr. Rich has spent many hours leading a number of Ware High School teams from the sidelines (Girls Soccer, Boys Basketball, Golf). He has also worked for several local colleges including Worcester State University, Becker College, and UMASS @ Amherst.

Mr. Rich has also spent time working in the Business Sector for a number of companies (AT&T and Jonathan Reid Clothing Ltd.), which has provided him with opportunities to develop a number of leadership skills that have proven to be valuable. He has been able to bring these experiences into the classroom setting with him, enriching the learning activities that are implemented within the curriculum. Mixing authentic business concepts and ideas with academic instruction has added a great deal of utility to the business courses taught at the high school level.

Mr. Rich earned his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from the University of Massachusetts @ Amherst and his Master’s in Business Administration from Nichols College. He holds his state certifications in Business Education and High School Administration.

Assistant Principal

Mr. Fredette

Ware Public Schools is pleased to announce Mr. David Fredette as the new Assistant Principal at Ware Junior Senior High School. Mr. Fredette holds an administrative license in both middle and high school administration. Mr. Fredette’s educational background includes a Master’s degree in Middle School Administration from Fitchburg State College and a Certificate of Advanced Graduate Study (CAGS) in School Administration from American International College.

Mr. Fredette has spent 14 years teaching middle school ELA in both Worcester and Holden. He was also an Assistant Principal for 3 years in Sterling and a Principal in Gardner for 6 years. Mr. Fredette shares, “My educational philosophy and moral imperative is firmly rooted in power of positive relationships. Building strong, meaningful, positive relationships with students, staff, and families is the key to everyone’s success. Building relationships on a foundation of trust, respect, love, and empathy, allows all stakeholders to feel and see their value. From there, all student’s potential is limitless.”

You can find Mr. Fredette enjoying hobbies that include watching all types of sports, including baseball, basketball and football. There is always music playing wherever he goes, at home, in the car or his office. He also loves to garden and specializes in growing tomatoes and super hot chili peppers. He shares, “I never take myself too seriously. I love to have fun, joke and enjoy my life.” Mr. Fredette lives with his wife, who is a Health/PE teacher in the Nashoba District, along with a son who is an amazing baseball player and daughter who is an incredible artist.

Mrs. Warburton, Administrative Assistant
Ms.  Rys, Administrative Assistant
Mrs. Jaime Miner, School Nurse

 Phone: 413-967-6234 Fax: 413-967-9053