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Ramstein ES

Principal's Corner

Welcome Koalas!

Dear Ramstein Elementary School Parents,

Ramstein Elementary School would like to welcome all students and families to our community. Our current enrollment is approximately 930 students in grades pre-kindergarten through second grade.

We believe that the best education can be achieved through teamwork. When home, school and community combine energy and talent we see amazing results. We encourage families to be active participants in the education process. Volunteers enrich and support the curriculum through diverse activities and are always welcome at our school. We are fortunate to have a very strong Parent Teacher Association (PTA) and they are always looking for members. There is also a School Advisory Committee (SAC) that is comprised of parents and teachers who support our efforts.

Parent and family-oriented activities support our 21st Century Learning. Family activities include the Fall Fitness Walk, Art Extravaganza, Lego Bingo, Father/Daughter and Mother/Son dances, Read Across America Week with the Character Parade, Volksmarch, and June Bug-Out. Of course, Kelly Koala (our mascot) attends as many of the events as he can.

Ramstein Elementary School provides quality programming to ensure student success. In addition to a rigorous classroom, students receive whole class services from the Counselors and School Nurse. They participate in Music, Art, Foreign Language, and PE classes. Classes regularly visit the Information Center (Library), and the computer labs. We offer three German Enrichment classes, and two Multi-Age Classrooms (grades 1 and 2 combined). We also offer a multitude of clubs for the students, such as, Marathon Club, Hand Bells, Lego League, Piano Keyboarding, Chess, Card Games, Computer Club, to name a few.

Some of the additional programs and services provided are Sure Start, Pre-School Children with Disabilities Program (PSCD), Gifted Education (GT), Special Education Services (SPED), Literacy Instruction (LLI), English as a Second Language Program (ESL), Individual and Small Group Counseling, and Psychological Services.

Welcome to the Ramstein Elementary family where EVERY day is a Koality Day my friends!

Principal, Ramstein Elementary School

Ms. Emmalie Lee, Ramstein Elementary School Principal

Ms. Lee earned her Bachelors of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies, and her K-12 Teaching Credential, from Cal Poly Pomona in California. At Cal State Los Angeles, she earned a Master's of Education in Special Education with an emphasis in Gifted and Talented Education. Later she earned her Administrators' License in Educational Administration and Supervision from Humboldt University in California. Ms. Lee has been both a teacher and an administrator from Kindergarten through High School.

  Assistant Principal photo   Natalie Horne, Assistant Principal

Natalie Horne is excited to become a Ramstein Koala! She has worked as an educator for 11 years in the areas of special education, business education, and computer technology. She joined DoDEA in 2012 after 7 years as an elementary and middle school teacher in Georgia.

Mrs. Horne earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Georgia with a concentration in International Business and Economics.  After completing her undergraduate degree, Mrs. Horne finalized a Master's Degree and Specialist degree in the areas of Business Education and Administration and Policy.  Mrs. Horne has successfully helped schools through the AdvancED accreditation process and she has a passion for continuous learning.

Mrs. Horne is joining us from Incirlik, Turkey. She enjoys spending time with her husband and three children, riding bikes, exploring nature, and playing tennis!

Assistant Principal photo  Pamela Wimberly, Assistant Principal

Pamela Wimberly joined the DODEA family in 2006 as a special education teacher at Barkley Elementary School, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Prior to her teaching career, she was employed at the same school as paraprofessional in Kindergarten. Ms. Wimberly has a wealth of experience having served as a special education and general education teacher of all ages at the elementary level. As a teacher at Barsanti Elementary School also on Fort Campbell, Ms. Wimberly's strong leadership skills were instrumental in formulating and executing the school's improvement plan, planning staff development, and transitioning the newly constructed school to a 21st Century teaching, learning, and leading environment.

Ms. Wimberly earned her Bachelors of Science degree in Sociology from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. From the same university, she earned a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction with dual certification in general and special education. Later she earned an Education Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision.

Pamela Wimberly is excited to join the Koala family as assistant principal and looks forward to working with the students and families within this unique community.