Dana Francis became the Assistant Principal of Kaiserslautern High School (KHS) in August 2011. KHS is a school of approximately 670 students, grades 9 through 12, located in the Kaiserslautern Military Community. Prior to joining the KHS team, Mr. Francis taught Art at the middle school level for several years, and then became the Gifted/Talented Coordinator for Okmulgee (Oklahoma) Public Schools for two years, during which time he also taught grades one through eight for the Gifted Program. After serving for several years as Assistant Principal at Okmulgee Middle School, Mr. Francis was appointed Principal of Okmulgee Primary School in August 2009. The following year he accepted the position of Principal of Okmulgee Freshman Academy, where he served for an additional year before stepping into the role of KHS Assistant Principal. During his time in Okmulgee, Oklahoma, Mr. Francis also served for seven years as Director of the Okmulgee County Adult Education and Literacy Program.
Although Mr. Francis has thoroughly enjoyed serving at the high school level for the past nine years, all of his teaching experience and the majority of his administrative experience has been at the elementary and middle school levels, and he is thrilled to have the opportunity of working with the students and teachers at Garmisch Elementary Middle School. Since joining DoDEA, Mr. Francis has greatly appreciated the opportunity of serving military connected students and their families, and he is committed to doing whatever it takes to help each student achieve success.
Mr. Francis received a Bachelor of Arts in Education degree from East Central Oklahoma State University, and a Master of Education degree in School Administration from Northeastern State University in Oklahoma. He also attended Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, where he qualified for additional administrative credentials.
Mr. Francis views education as an exciting adventure of discovery, and his vision is that all students deserve a challenging education that will prepare them to be successful, productive citizens of the world that will be their future. He enjoys working collaboratively with teachers, students, parents, and other members of the wider school community, and encourages all of those involved in the life of the school to engage in the shared leadership, innovative practices, and reflective assessment that lead to greater academic success and well?being for each student.
Mr. Francis has been married for 38 years to his wife, Eva. They have 4 adult children, Tristan, Genevieve, Dylan and Dustin. They also have one granddaughter, Petra Eve, the daughter of Genevieve and her husband, John. Mr. Francis enjoys traveling, reading, doing artwork, outdoor activities, and any time spent with family.