On behalf of the faculty and staff, we want to take this opportunity to welcome you to Ramstein Middle School. Our school is dedicated to a belief that all students can learn, achieve and succeed. We are committed to providing a curriculum that offers each student the opportunity to become a literate, productive member of a global society.
Parents, mentors and other community members are always welcome and encouraged to visit our school. We are committed to developing a close relationship with parents and the community to ensure the quality and effectiveness of the educational experiences, opportunities and school environment that we offer students. We are very proud of the educational environment that prevails throughout Ramstein Middle--one that is safe, orderly and clean. Under no circumstances do we condone any form of weapon, drugs, violence, threats of violence, harassment, relational aggression or bullying in our school. We strive to instill in our students a sense of pride, responsibility and respect for the rights and dignity of others as well as for their own individual self-esteem.
It is our goal to apply the DoDEA standards and provide an exemplary education for all students. We want to ensure that each student has a fair and equitable opportunity to acquire the intellectual, social, physical and effective skill needed to become a self-fulfilled individual -- one who is a worthy, contributing citizen in society.
David Dinges, Principal
Mr. David Dinges became the Principal of Ramstein Middle School in August 2012. RMS is a school of approximately 800 students in sixth through eighth grades located on Ramstein Air Base, Germany.
Mr. Dinges received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Western Maryland College, in Westminster, Maryland and a Master of Arts in Education Administration from the University of Phoenix. He taught for several years in Maryland public schools before becoming a teacher with DoDDS. His DoDDS assignments included Iwakuni, Japan, Grafenwoehr and Ramstein Germany, and Yongsan, Korea. He has taught middle school alternative education, middle school social studies, and first, fourth, fifth, and sixth grades. Mr. Dinges then moved into school administration and has served as an administrator at Ramstein Intermediate School, Seoul American Middle School, and currently Ramstein Middle School. Under his leadership, Seoul American Middle School received the National Blue Ribbon award from the Department of Education.
Throughout his career, Mr. Dinges has developed, led, and engaged in a variety of professional development opportunities. He has presented to DoDEA Administrators at all levels throughout the world. Additionally, Mr. Dinges has served on numerous DoDEA HQ, Area, and District task forces focused on improving the quality of programs for our students. He is currently a member of the DoDEA HQ Administrator Advisory Group, who provides ground level feedback to HQ on the impact of policies, regulations, and instructions.
Mr. Dinges was born in Vicenza, Italy. His father is an Army Retiree and his mother is an Italian opera singer. He is a military child and DoDDs alumni, having spent most of his life overseas. A graduate of Vicenza American High School, he served in the U.S. Army and is an Army veteran. Mr. Dinges and his wife Valerie, who also served in the Army, have three children; Seth, Luke, and Sofia. All three of his children are DoDDS students.
Unit 3240 P O Box 0455
APO, AE 09094-0455
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