Department of Defense Education Activity

McCool ES/MS: Principal's Corner

Welcome to McCool Elementary Middle School

Dear Parents, Sponsors and Students, Hafa Adai and Welcome to Commander William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School, US Territory of Guam!

The staff of CDR William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School welcomes you and your family to our educational community on the beautiful tropical island of Guam. About 1000 PreK through 8th grade students attend McCool. There are approximately 100 dedicated staff members who helping our children achieve their highest academic, physical, emotional, and social potential.

The vision of our school as determined through our continuing school improvement process is student-centered and prepares all to excel as collaborative citizens in a progressive 21st century society. Our key outcomes form an acronym that spells our school mascot:

Safe learning environment
Environmental and global awareness
Analytical, critical, and creative thinking
Healthy well-being
All collaborating as a team
Writing, listening and oral communication skills
Knowledge of information, media and technology skills
Skills for lifelong learning

McCool School follows DoDEA curriculum standards in addition to offering special classes in Art, Music, Physical Education, and Chamorro Culture. Special Education, English as a Second Language, Read 180, literacy support, math support, Gifted Education, and Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) are other curricular programs offered at McCool. There is also an extensive sports program every quarter for the middle school students and a variety of other after school activities open to all students. Please take the time to read this handbook. Policies and procedures that prompt the most frequently asked questions or concerns are included in this booklet. Your comments and concerns regarding the curriculum and/or school operation are welcome. Please contact us at 339-8676.

Again, welcome to CDR William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School. The entire staff looks forward to working with you in a positive and rewarding school-home community partnership.

Principal:  Kelly Pulliam  

Assistant Principal: Tarsha Washington

Assistant Principal: Dr. Jennifer Atkison