Office of the Principal



I am honored to have been chosen to lead Bristol Elementary School this coming fall.  In my over 22 years of school leadership, I have thoroughly enjoyed supporting the students, families and teachers in my schools.  Whether I am joining in a classroom lesson or listening to a parent’s concern, I always keep my students’ needs at heart.


David Wells comes to lead Bristol Elementary School with over 22 years of school leadership experience.  David’s work has centered around the needs of elementary school students. He has supported curriculum and social emotional initiatives in his schools and has always included families in this work.  In addition to his work in K-12 schools, David has been an adjunct instructor for Castleton University and the University of Vermont teaching courses on technology, inquiry based teaching, and classroom management.  When he’s not at school you will find David at a playground with his grandchildren or walking his noisy hound dog Ruby.