Kindergarten

Amber Campbell - acampbell@watervillek12.org - I graduated from Lawrence High School and went on to Husson University to earn my Bachelor's Degree in Elementary Education. I began working with children with disabilities in 2012. While teaching special education at GJMS, I earned my Master's Degree in Special Education from Grand Canyon University, in 2019. I'm now a kindergarten teacher and love working with young children. In my spare time, I enjoy crafting, hiking, and spending time with my family and friends.

Jennifer Lachapelle - jlachapelle@watervillek12.org - I am a graduate of Skowhegan Area High School and the University of Maine at Farmington. I began my teaching career in 1989 at Mt. View and Unity Elementary. I have been at the George J. Mitchell school since 2000. I live with my husband and two sons. I enjoy scrapbooking family pictures, and reading books with happy endings.

Jodi Leclair - jleclair@watervillek12.org - I attended the University of Maine at Farmington and graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education. I have been teaching in the Waterville Public Schools since 1989. I have taught first and second grades. My husband, Ken, and I have two children; Katherine and Joseph. We reside in Fairfield with our dog, Sammy. We enjoy swimming, dancing and attending sporting events (The Red Sox are our favorite team)!

Cheryl Martin - cmartin@watervillek12.org - I graduated from the University of Maine. My first year of teaching was in New Hampshire, teaching second grade. Then I moved back to Maine and got a job at Waterville and have been here ever since. I have taught first grade, third grade and now kindergarten. In 1997, I received my Master’s Degree from the University of Maine. I am married and have two wonderful children, Sarah and Chad. I have two cats, Lucky and Shadow. My children play many sports all year long. My husband has coached many of their teams but we really enjoy watching them play. We also enjoy spending time at our camp, swimming and boating.

Marjie McKenzie - mmckenzie@watervillek12.org - I graduated from UMO in 1986. I have been teaching since 1986. I taught 2 years in a private setting. I taught 11 years in 3rd grade. The rest I have been teaching Kindergarten at GJMS.

Judith O'Donnell - jodonnell@watervillek12.org - B.S. in Education UMF; Master's Degree at Thomas College; I enjoy cooking, gardening, and spending time with my family.

Jessica Simonds - jsimonds@watervillek12.org - I graduated from Thomas College in 2013 with a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology. After graduating, I continued taking courses to become certified to teach early childhood and elementary education (Birth-8th Grade). In 2019 I graduated from Thomas College with a Master's Degree in Education. I live in Winslow with my husband and our two German Shepherds.

Kindergarten Technicians:

Linda Poirier

Nicole Desjardins

Jennifer Nesbitt

Eileen Wilson