Waterville Senior High School

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Brian M. Laramee, Principal
Keith Mahoney, Assistant Principal
Heidi A. Bernier, Director of Athletics

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Meet Our New Staff

Faculty Spotlight

Cathy Lovendahl is thrilled to be the new ESOL teacher at the Junior High and the High School as she enters her 35th year of teaching. She has taught 4th and 5th grade  in Waterville for 29 years, the last 11 as a Literacy Classroom  teacher at the Albert S. Hall School. She taught grades 6-8 ELA in North Carolina for 5 years where she began her ESOL coursework. She has taught many multilingual learners over the years and looks forward to developing meaningful connections with both her students and colleagues. Cathy is also the civil rights coordinator for Waterville and it’s important to her that all people feel safe, welcome and respected in our schools and in our  community. She’s married to the librarian at the Hall School and they have a 21 year old daughter in college, 2 cats and a dog.

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Karyn Lybrook is joining Waterville Senior High School as a Social Worker/School Therapist after working in the high school for a year and a half as a School-Based Clinician through a local mental health agency. She graduated with her Associate of Arts in Liberal Studies in 2006, her Bachelors of Science in Mental Health and Human Services in 2010 and her Masters of Social Work at the University of New England in 2019. Karyn has worked over 20 years within the mental health field working mostly with the emerging adult population. Karyn also owns a part time business creating the homeopathic products she loves. She currently lives in Skowhegan with her husband, four sons (ages 3-19), and her familiar cat, Ebby. When she does get free time she is diligently focused on self-care which includes laughing with her boys, bowling, traveling, driving her Bronco on the back roads, dance, singing, astrology, the Ocean, photography and design. She is through the moon excited to be part of the WSHS staff (and their Guidance Dream Team) and to start her first year at her dream job continuing her passion in aiding students in their journey to enhanced mental health. 

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Becky Jenkins is joining Waterville Senior High School as a Special Education teacher. She graduated in 2000 from American International College in Springfield, MA with a Bachelors Degree in Mathematics and also in 2004 with a Masters in Special Education. She began teaching in 2001. She is married and has a 15 year old daughter. Together they have 2 cats and a "crazy" German Shepherd! When not teaching, she likes to spend time with her family, bake, craft, and watch movies. She is excited to join the Waterville Senior High School community! 

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Amanda Veilleux has joined Waterville Senior High School this year as an Ed Tech III covering study halls and supporting students.  This is Amanda’s 9th year working in the Waterville Public Schools.  Amanda grew up in Massachusetts, graduated from Northeastern University, and moved to Maine 10 years ago.  She is excited to be a part of the WSHS family and looks forward to getting to know the staff and students.   

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Melissa Magee is joining Waterville Senior High School after having worked with individuals with Intellectual disabilities in home, communities, and in school settings for over the past 8 years. She has three beautiful children (two girls, one boy). Together they enjoy camping, fishing, and four wheeling. She is very excited to be starting a new journey with Waterville Senior High School. 

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Noel Frith is joining Waterville Senior High School  as a Science teacher.  She grew up in Pittston, Maine, and graduated with a Bachelor's degree from Thomas College. She is currently pursuing a Master's in Education at Thomas.  During college, she worked full time as a CRMA and RSA in assisted living, which is a fancy way of saying she gave medicine to and took care of the elderly (managing their daily activities, medical appointments and paperwork). Noel also worked in two COVID outbreak units.  She just got engaged and together they recently moved to Waterville with their two cats. When she is not at school or in class, she enjoy spending time with family, gardening, playing volleyball, and cooking. She is thrilled to be joining the Waterville community working with colleagues and students.  

Faculty Spotlight

Amy Murphy is excited to be a part of the Waterville team as the new Gifted and Talented teacher for K-12. Her career in education started twenty years ago in the New York City public school system and evolved into teaching in Montessori schools.  Amy holds her Masters Degree in Education from Hunter College in New York. She is excited to bring interdisciplinary, project-based learning to meet the needs of our students. She has been a resident of Waterville for six years; her two children attended the Waterville schools. Amy will work in all of our schools and is excited to share her love of learning with many students.

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Mrs. Andrea Tardif is very excited to be transferring from Waterville Junior High, where she has taught Science for over 20 years, to join the amazing staff at Waterville Senior High School as a Science teacher. Mrs. Tardif earned her Bachelor's degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of Maine at Farmington in 1999 and her Masters degree in Counselor Education from the University of Maine at Orono in 2003. Mrs. Tardif has taught at Mt. View High School in addition to Waterville Junior High School. She has been a Mainer all her life and currently resides in Waterville with her husband, three teenage sons, and a black lab. When she is not at school, she enjoys spending time with her family. Mrs. Tardif is looking forward to reconnecting with former students and getting to work with new students here at WSHS! 

Faculty Spotlight

Becky Paradis is beyond excited to be one of the new English Language Arts teachers at Waterville Senior High School. She has wanted to be a teacher since she was eight years old, and she loves sharing her passion for reading, writing, mental health awareness, and drama with her students. She graduated from the University of Maine at Farmington in May of 2021 with a bachelor’s degree in secondary education and a minor in psychology, and she is ready and thrilled to continue learning alongside her students throughout the coming years. When she is not at school, she is spending time with her family or exploring her hobbies of cooking, reading, musical theatre, and photography. 

Waterville Senior High School was named one of the top high schools in the State of Maine by US News & World Report.