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Abbot Elementary Cast & Character Guide

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Information about ABC’s “Abbot Elementary,” including the latest information about its characters, organizations, locations, and more.


Please Note: This content contains pertinent spoilers, descriptions are updated as new information is presented, images changed as better ones are captured, and this is not an exhaustive list of every cast member, guest star, or reoccurring role.

General Information

Network(s)ABC
Created or Developed ByQuinta Brunson
First Aired12/7/2021

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Notable Locations & Items

Willard R. Abbott Public School exterior

  • Willard R. Abbot (1.1): The school the show takes place

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Ava Colman (Janelle James)

Ava (Janelle James) bullying Janine

Ava (Janelle James)

Ava is the principal of Willard R. Abbot and to say she is unqualified is an understatement. But, with her going to the same church as the Superintendent and catching him cheating, and her needing a job? Well, strings were pulled, and people pushed aside to create Principal Colman.

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Janine Tieges (Quinta Brunson)

Janine (Quinta Brunson) talking to Gregory

Janine (Quinta Brunson)

Going on her second year, Janine teaches second grade at Willard R. Abbot public school, and as an alumnus of the Philly school system, she tries to walk in the steps of her favorite teachers.

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Pride and stubbornness share a fence.
— Janine (1.3)

Jacob Hill (Chris Perfetti)

Jacob (Chris Perfetti) in conversation

Jacob (Chris Perfetti)

Like Janine, Jacob is fairly new to Willard R. Abbot and is one of the few to survive their first year. But with teaching history, he has his struggles.

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Barbara Howard (Sheryl Lee Ralph)

Barbara (Sheryl Lee Ralph) in a meeting

Barbara (Sheryl Lee Ralph)

A woman of God, who has perfected her work/life balance, Barbara is a 20 year veteran in the school district, and currently teaches at Willard Abbot, and has her job down pat.

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We talk about what they do have, not about what they don’t.
— Mrs. Howard (1.3)

Melissa (Lisa Ann Walter)

Melissa (Lisa Ann Walter) introducing herself

Melissa (Lisa Ann Walter)

Melissa teaches second grade and is the kind of person who some would call resourceful, and others would say she is someone who always knows a guy. But, because she understands how the systems work, she is a veteran at the school alongside Ms. Howard.

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We care so much, we refuse to burn out.
— Melissa (1.2)

Gregory Eddie (Tyler James Williams)

Gregory (Tyler James Williams) being interviewed

Gregory (Tyler James Williams)

Originally, Gregory was supposed to become the principal, but Ava got in the way of that. So now he is a substitute teacher.

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Tariq (Zack Fox)

Tariq (Zack Fox) borrowing Janine's car

Tariq (Zack Fox)

Janine’s boyfriend of over 10 years who is a complete and utter mooch.

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  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Light Bulb”
  • Credit Score (1.2): 380

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Amber (Naté Jones)

Amber (Naté Jones) getting her nails done

Amber (Naté Jones)

The mother of Joel, who is one of Greg’s students.

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  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Light Bulb”

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Mr. Johnson (William Standford Davis)

Mr. Johnson (William Standford Davis) talking about how he runs things

Mr. Johnson (William Standford Davis)

Mr. Johnson is the janitor of the school who, let’s not say he does the bare minimum but, like the teachers, he doesn’t desire to burn himself out.

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  • Introduced In: Season 1/ Episode 2 “Light Bulb”

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