Dear Students, Parents, and Friends,
We are happy to welcome you to Aukamm Elementary School (AES) and to the new and exciting adventures and experiences that await you this new school year. Our experienced staff of educators is dedicated to keeping their main focus on providing children with the best educational opportunity available. We recognize and promote the development of an attitude of self-respect and self-worth in each child. We will also provide a variety of opportunities for students to form meaningful and responsible relationships with their peers and adults. At AES, we strongly believe that the best education can be achieved for children when home, school, and community combine energies and talents. There are many ways for parents and community members to become involved in our school. We hope you will become part of our team to provide a successful year for our students.
I look forward to meeting and working with all of you this coming 2013-2014 school year.
Debbie Parks is the principal of Aukamm Elementary School.Ms. Parks has twenty-four years of classroom teaching experience and eight years of experience as an administrator.She received a degree in Elementary Education from Asbury University (Wilmore, KY) in 1980 and a Master's degree in Administrative Leadership from Georgia Southern University (Statesboro, GA) in 1999.During her teaching career, Ms. Parks taught elementary school classes in grades 2-5 and language arts, social studies, math, creative writing, journalism, and drama in middle schools in North Carolina, Washington, Arizona, Georgia, and Germany.Her assistant principal experience was at Robinson Barracks Elementary and Boeblingen Elementary Middle Schools in Stuttgart, Germany from 2005-2007.Her promotion to principal came in 2007 when she became the principal at Wuerzburg Elementary Middle School in Wuerzburg, Germany.Following the closure of Wuerzburg's base in 2008, she moved to Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany and was the principal at Garmisch Elementary Middle School from 2008-2012.She has been the principal at Aukamm Elementary School for one year.
The Aukamm community can expect high expectations, visibility, positive communication, and active involvement from Ms. Parks.She is a dedicated educator who encourages, motivates, and supports others.Her passion to make a difference in the lives of her students and her staff is a top priority.
As a military wife and mother, Ms. Parks fully understands the challenges faced by military families living overseas. She has worked for DODEA in Germany for the last 12 years as a teacher and an administrator.She enjoys traveling, music, cooking (eating!), and Georgia football (Go DAWGS!).