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Alconbury ES

Principal's Corner

To the Parents of Alconbury Elementary School Students

Welcome to school year 2016-2017! On behalf of the faculty and staff, we look forward to meeting you and working with your children. Alconbury Elementary School (AES) has an excellent reputation and is recognized as an accredited institution with the AdvancED, one of six US regional accrediting agencies. We have an active school improvement program and we welcome your participation and suggestions.

AES has approximately 175 students in pre-kindergarten through 5th grade. We have an experienced staff with most having master's degrees. We offer programs in music, physical education, art, and host nation culture and customs. We also offer special education, speech and language, foreign language, and talented and gifted services for our students who qualify. Our campus includes three buildings, an outdoor playground, information center, computer lab, and all classrooms are connected to a LAN with Internet access.

Student achievement is high at AES and we work hard to ensure that every student has the opportunity to reach their full potential. We pride ourselves on working closely with the parents of our students. If you have a question about in-class events, please contact your child's teacher. If your question deals with school policies or whole-school events, please contact me directly. The School Advisory Council (SAC) and the School Advisory Board (SAB) are both active here at Alconbury and we encourage you to attend meetings.

One of our goals is to see that parents and students feel welcome at AES and are kept well  informed. To accomplish this, our parent newsletter is sent out every Friday via e-mail. Hardcopies are available from the table outside the office. In our Dragon Tidbits newsletter, you will find valuable information about school holidays, upcoming events and meetings, etc.

Please take the time to read over this handbook carefully and review it with your child as it can answer most questions you might have. It will also explain our programs and give you a good idea of what to expect this year. If I can be of assistance in any way, please don't hesitate to contact me at 268-4361 or 01480-84-4361 or at alconburyES.principal@eu.dodea.edu.

I look forward to meeting each of you and sharing ideas about the education of your children. Please stop in to say hello, as I have an OPEN DOOR policy for parents of AES.
I am looking forward to welcoming you, and your child, to our great school!

W. Lee Hill, Ed.D
Principal AES

Principal's Bio
Alconbury ES Principal

Dr William "Lee" Hill served in six schools prior to being selected to be the Principal at Schweinfurt Elementary/Middle School. He began as a teacher, a school counselor and night school administrator in Orlando, Florida prior to joining DODEA. He joined DODEA in 2002, serving in numerous roles to include: elementary school counselor in Fort Stewart, Georgia, teaching leadership in the AFJROTC program at Osan High School, Korea, school counselor at Brussels American School, and Assistant Principal at Humphreys American School, Korea.

He has a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University, a Masters Degree in Education with the University of Maryland, and a doctorate with Nova Southeastern in Educational Leadership. Committed to professional development and leading learning, he participated in the two-year DODEA Leadership Academy program.

He lived and worked with the military for many years, growing up as a USAF military dependent and serving in then USAF, he understands the commitment and hardships that our military families face. "The primary purpose of DODEA employees/schools is to serve our military and DOD families. They have our utmost respect and admiration for the sacrifices they are making on behalf of our nation, we are honored to be able to serve the children of our military and Department of Defense members (Dr Hill)."