Dear Parents and Students:
On behalf of the entire school staff, we would like to welcome you to Wiesbaden High School. We are looking forward to teaming with you to provide your son/daughter with a successful, productive, and rewarding educational experience. Your full participation and active involvement in the educational program can make a valuable contribution to success in achieving this goal. You are encouraged to visit the school, join the School Advisory Council, Booster Club, or other parent organizations, and become fully involved in your student’s educational process.
It is our intent to foster the best possible environment in which students may grow, develop and learn.
Wiesbaden High School's vision is to ensure that students acquire the necessary learning, social and communications skills to be productive, ethical and healthy citizens in a global environment. Our first goal is for all students to demonstrated an improved ability to think critically by analyzing information, synthesizing elements and evaluating outcomes across all curricular areas. Our second goal is for our students to demonstrate an improved ability to read and comprehend informational text in all curricular areas.
Wiesbaden High School is always open to your suggestions, questions and concerns. You may call. e-mail, call or stop by the Main Office. We look forward to working with you and anticipate an outstanding school year.
Sharon O’Donnell, Principal
Rick Renninger, Asst. Principal
Sharon O'Donnell recently completed her fourth year as principal of Wiesbaden High School. She previously served with DoDDS-Europe and DDESS as a science and language arts teacher at various grade levels prior to becoming Assistant Principal and Acting Principal at Spangdahlem Middle School in 1999. In August 2001, Sharon moved to Wiesbaden High School as an Assistant Principal. In August 2004, she assumed the duties of Principal at Mannheim High School. In 2009 she was re-assigned to Wiesbaden High School.
Sharon received her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in education at Northern Arizona University. She taught in Arizona, Washington D.C. and Virginia schools before joining DoDDS in 1984. While with DDESS at Ft. Stewart, Georgia, Mrs. O'Donnell completed an administrative internship program through Georgia Southern University.
As the daughter of an Army officer and the widow of a retired Army Warrant Officer she is thoroughly familiar with the unique lifestyle and the challenges facing the military child. As a result of her family's frequent moves she attended 13 elementary and middle schools and five high schools and is proud to be called an “Army Brat.”
Mrs. O'Donnell is married to Donald Seltzer and has two children, Katie, (Wiesbaden High School Graduate of 2006), and Scott, (Mannheim High School Graduate of 2010). Her personal interests include reading and traveling.
Ms O'Donnell looks forward to continuing to work with the best students, parents and teachers in DoDDS-Europe.