WJSHS Principal
Mr. Eugene Rich

Mr. 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
April Huckaby vice principal


 Ms. April Huckaby is the new Assistant Principal at Ware Junior Senior High School. She holds her administrative license in both middle and high school administration. Her educational background includes a Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Springfield College, an advanced teaching degree from Central Connecticut State University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Pine Manor College.

She spent 3 years as Assistant Principal at Ware Middle School. 
Prior to coming to Ware, she was an administrator in Springfield for eleven years.  During that time, she was the lead/founding administrator at John J Duggan high school and served as Athletic Director.  Before this, she taught English in Hartford, Connecticut for seven years both at the middle and high school level.

Ms. Huckaby shares, “I am thankful for the opportunity to serve the Ware Junior Senior High School community. All students deserve to have a positive educational environment where they can grow in mind, body and socially. There is nothing more rewarding than seeing a student reach their full potential as they prepare for their journey into the world.”


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

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