About Mrs. Wells

My name is Cherith (shur-eeth) Wells and I am THRILLED to be the new Choral Director for Gatesville ISD.  Let me tell you a little about myself!
I was born and raised in Tomball, Tx where I began singing in Choir at church at the age of 2!  Throughout Junior High and High School, I was a part of Choir but also Band, Theatre, Dance, Cheer, FFA, played piano, played handbells and I was even the school mascot my Senior year! 
I enjoyed being a well rounded student, but I found Choir to be my "calling", so after graduating from Tomball High School, I attended Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos to Major in Vocal Performance.  In addition to studying music, I worked at a flower shop and was Boko the Bobcat, the university mascot!  I ended up switching my major to Music Education, when I discovered that I LOVED being in the classroom! 
After graduating with my Bachelor of Music in 2003, I was the Head Choral Director at Waller High School for 13 years, where I built the program from fine arts credit "dumping ground" to a program with over 100 members that consistently achieved UIL Sweepstakes awards!  
We relocated in 2016, bought and renovated our home on South Mountain, and I was blessed with the position of Associate Choral Director at Midway Middle School in Waco where we had over 300 students in 7 ensembles, all of which were UIL Sweepstakes winners!
When the position in Gatesville came open, I could not apply fast enough!  I was so excited at not only the professional possibilities it offered, but also the personal possibilities!  We love Gatesville, so we're anxious to get more involved in the community, make new friends, and stop commuting.
I married my High School Sweetheart in 2004, and we have 2 incredible children who have loved becoming Hornets!