Ms. Debbie Parks has been selected as Principal of Stowers Elementary School, at Fort Benning, G.A., in the Georgia/Alabama District of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)-Cuba, according to Dr. Elizabeth Middlemiss, Interim Director.
Ms. Parks has twenty-four years of classroom teaching experience and ten years of experience as an administrator.Ms. Parks comes to Stowers Elementary School from Hainerberg Elementary School, at Wiesbaden, Germany where she was principal. She also served as principal at Wuerzburg Elementary/Middle School, Garmisch Elementary/Middle School, and Aukamm Elementary School all located in Germany. It was under her leadership when Aukamm Elementary School was named a 2014 National Blue Ribbon School and ranked as the Number 1 Best American Public Elementary School by TheBestSchools.org.
"The Fort Benning community will see high expectations, visibility, positive communication and active involvement from Ms. Parks. She is a dedicated educator who encourages, motivates and supports others" said Dr. Christy Huddleston, District Superintendent.
Ms. Parks received a Bachelor's degree in Elementary Education from Asbury University and a Master's degree in Administrative Leadership from Georgia Southern University.During her teaching career, Ms. Parks taught elementary school classes in grades 2-5 and language arts, reading, social studies, math, creative writing, journalism, and drama in middle schools in North Carolina, Washington, Arizona, Georgia, and Germany.
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