Commander Willilam C. McCool Elementary and Middle School, formerly known as Guam South ES/MS, is located in Sumay, Guam, located on the Naval Station Military Base. The school was renamed for William Cameron "Willie" McCool on August 29, 2003. He was a U.S. Navy Commander, NASA astronaut, and Columbia Space Shuttle pilot who was killed when his craft disintegrated during re-entry into the Earth's atmosphere. The school is comprised of approximately 830 PreK through 8th grade students and over 80 teachers and educational aids with diverse cultures and backgrounds.
Grades: PreK - 8
Educate, Engage, and Empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.
CDR William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School is student-centered and prepares all to excel as collaborative citizens in a progressive 21st Century Society.
Motto: "Learning and Growing Together"
The Blueprint for Continuous Improvement is DoDEA’s strategic plan for school years 2018/19 through 2023/24. The title reflects the philosophy that drives DoDEA’s strategic direction. A blueprint is an actionable plan that communicates and guides the work of all involved in a project. It is flexible and can be updated as the project develops and needs change. This is also true of our Blueprint, which serves as the foundation for all planning within DoDEA and directs our collective energies and resources as we strive to realize our vision. Further, the Blueprint will be continuously updated to reflect progress and shifts in students’ needs and the environment.
Student-Centered: Students are at the heart of all we do.
Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations in all we do.
Continuous Improvement: Our organization, its systems, and processes will be continually reexamined and improved.
Lifelong Learning: Earning is an active process of discovery where we cultivate curiosity, perseverance, and the desire to learn.
Diversity: We honor the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diverse beliefs and backgrounds. We respect differences and create inclusive environments which contribute to a better society for all.
Individual Potential: Individuals develop within an environment that nurtures intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth.
Shared Responsibility: Partnerships among families, students, staff, and community members are characterized by mutual commitment and collaborative effort that enrich the lives of our students.
Trust: We value relationships based on integrity, mutual respect,and open two-way communication. We cultivate a safe and risk-free culture that encourages and inspires innovation.