Ft. Rucker ES

Principal's Biography

Dr. Vicki Gilmer PhDDr. Vicki Gilmer

Dr. Vicki Gilmer has over 23 years of experience with DoDEA serving as a teacher and an administrator. Dr. Gilmer has proudly devoted her career to the Fort Rucker military community. Dr. Gilmer began her career with DoDEA at Fort Rucker Primary School serving 20 years teaching kindergarten, first grade, second grade, Reading Recovery. In 2000, she was selected as the Teacher of the Year. She began her administrative career as the assistant principal at Ft. Rucker Primary School.

Dr. Gilmer earned a Bachelor's of Science degree from the University of Alabama, a Master's degree from Troy University and a Doctoral (PhD) degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Auburn University. Dedicated to the field of education, Dr. Gilmer also serves as an adjunct instructor at Troy University-Dothan.

Dr. Gilmer and her husband, Shawn, reside in Enterprise, Alabama, with their two children, Delaney and Sam. In school year 2010-11, Dr. Gilmer was selected to be the principal at Fort Rucker Elementary School and has thoroughly enjoyed becoming a member of the FRES family. Go Panthers!