Department of Defense Education Activity

Principal's Corner

Welcome Message

Welcome to Maxwell Elementary/Middle School (MEMS), home of the Eagles!

It is an great honor to continue working at MEMS and to be able to work with your children.  It is hard to believe that I will be starting my fifth year here! I appreciate the relationships that we have developed with students, parents and the community. Since turnover here is always high, I look forward to meeting those who will be joining the MEMS family this school year. 

As we move forward, we will continue to focus on improving our school in Math, Literacy and Professional Learning Communities. Ultimately, the continuous school improvement (CSI) process is about improving every aspect of the school so that every student receives an excellent education, every day. 

At the elementary level, we have being using the College and Career Ready Standards for Mathematics (CCRSM) for three years. Elementary teachers will continue to receive training on and roll out the new FOSS Science program. Additionally, there will be new curricular materials for English Language Arts, as we begin the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards for Literacy (CCRSL). At the middle school level, we look forward to continuing  with both CCRSL and CCRSM. Additionally, we will initiate the rollout for College and Career Ready Standards in Social Studies and Science. 

I have truly enjoyed my time in and support received from the Maxwell community.  We have dedicated teachers and extremely supportive parents, volunteers, PTA, School Board, and Command.  Your contributions will continue to make Maxwell Elementary/Middle School a great school!


Paul D. Hernandez
Principal, Maxwell Elementary/Middle School