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Sembach Elementary School is located on the Sembach Kaserne in Sembach, Germany. SES serves approximately 240 students in Sure Start (pre-school with first priority to E1-E4), full-day Kindergarten, and grades one - three.
DoDDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools) offers a rigorous educational curriculum. Standards and Curriculum are available for teachers and parents to access online through the DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) webpage at:
We provide unique and challenging learning experiences in culture and community as well as core academic subjects. Specifically, SES continues to place a focus on implementing research based instructional best practices to ensure that all students benefit academically, socially and emotionally within their learning environment. Additionally, all teachers place concentrated efforts on 21st century skills so that our students are ready for future challenges in our global society.
We also have an active School Advisory Committee. The SAC is the voice of the community and will advise the principal on matters governing school programs.
There are many reasons that Sembach Elementary School is a great school, but the most important reason is that we care about children and we will provide a learning environment where your child(ren) will be safe and grow to be long life learners and productive citizens.
Tiffiney Weddle, Principal
Tiffiney Weddle has been with DoDEA for 17 years and has served as teacher, educational technologist, instructional specialist and administrator. She has most recently served as the principal at Sembach Elementary School in Sembach, Germany.
Ms. Weddle began her career as a middle school classroom teacher in Mississippi. She joined DoDEA with teaching positions at Bechtel Elementary School and Stearley Heights Elementary School, both in Okinawa, Japan. She also held several school based positions, including Continuous School Improvement Chairperson, School-Home-Community Partnership Coordinator, Faculty Representative, Staff Development Leader, and Grade Level Leader.
Ms. Weddle was born in Laurel, Mississippi. She was raised in and graduated from high school at Morton High School in Morton, Mississippi. She received her Bachelor's of Liberal Studies from Millsaps College and a Master's of Education from William Carey College. She is currently pursuing a Ph.D. from the University of Southern Mississippi.