Department of Defense Education Activity

Dr. Willette Horne-Barnes - McCool ES/MS Principal

Dr. Willette Horne-Barnes, also referred to as Dr. H-B, is the new McCool Elementary Middle School (MEMS) Principal. Her career spans 38 years as a DoDEA employee and 43 years in education. She joined the Department of Defense Dependent Schools (DoDDS) in August 1984 where she was assigned to Bremerhaven Elementary School as a Compensatory Education Specialist.

Dr. Horne-Barnes relocated to The Sullivans School in Yokosuka, Japan in 1989 and served in several different capacities over a 10-year period: Compensatory Education Specialist, Second Grade Teacher, Reading Improvement Specialist, and Literacy Support Specialist. In 1999, she was one of approximately 30 educators who comprised the first faculty that officially opened Ikego Elementary School as a Literacy Support Specialist, and in 2005, she was promoted to Assistant Principal of Yokosuka Middle School. She also served as The Sullivans’ School Assistant Principal and served in the same capacity at Kinnick High School for approximately two months. Dr. Horne-Barnes was promoted to Principal of Andersen Elementary School, Guam, in 2010 and served there until June 2021, after which she officially joined the MEMS Family, as Principal, in August.

Dr. Horne-Barnes received her BS Degree, in Early Childhood Education, in 1979 and MEd Degree, in Reading, from Virginia Commonwealth University in 1980. She successfully defended her Dissertation with Northcentral University and received her EdD Degree in Educational Leadership in March 2019

Dr. Horne-Barnes is married and has 27-year-old twin daughters. She is passionately committed to educating children and is extremely excited about joining the MEMS Family

Dr. Willette Horne-Barnes

McCool ES/MS Principal

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Phone: 671-339-8676/8678
Phone: 671-366-1511
PSC 455 Box 168
Naval Base Guam
FPO , AP 96540-1054
Guam, USA

Mr. Thomas Wingert - McCool ES/MS Assistant Principal

Mr. Thomas Wingert

McCool ES/MS Assistant Principal


Phone: 671-339-8676/8678
Phone: 339-8676
PSC 455 Box 168
Naval Base Guam
FPO , AP 96540-1054
Guam, USA

Ms. Virginia Espree - McCool ES/MS Assistant Principal

Ms. Virginia Espree

McCool ES/MS Assistant Principal

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Phone: 671-339-8676/8678
PSC 455 Box 168
Naval Base Guam
FPO , AP 96540-1054
Guam, USA