Mr. Patrick Buckley earned his M.A. degree in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from the University of Northern Colorado, with a B.A. in Liberal Arts/History from The Colorado State University. Mr. Buckley also completed an M.A. in Youth Ministry.
Mr. Buckley began his teaching career at Seoul American Elementary School, where he taught 4th grade, sponsored Student Council and coached the varsity soccer team at SAHS. He has also taught 3rd and 5th grades, both in his home state of Colorado, and at Shirley Lanham Elementary School on NAF Atsugi. He has also served as varsity soccer coach with Zama American and Kubasaki High Schools. Mr. Buckley has served as an assistant principal at several schools in Okinawa, as well.
Mr. Buckley served as founding principal for Chipeta Elementary School, in Grand Junction, Colorado. The school was formed by the closing of two schools with a tradition of low performance. In contrast, Chipeta Elementary achieved state recognition for high performance, especially for students considered at-risk.
Mr. Buckley spent several years serving as the Director for K-12 international schools in Phuket, Thailand; Ljubljana, Slovenia; and Atyrau, Kazakhstan; with students achieving accelerated academic growth at each location. Mr. Buckley has also served as Director for Personnel for an international school system with 38 schools worldwide. He was responsible for the selection of over 180 highly qualified staff, as well as establishing coherent, transparent and effective hiring, evaluation, transfer and retention policies. At all schools that Mr. Buckley has served as Principal or Director, the focus has been upon the effective use of professional teamwork and collaboration to ensure that all students are served at their specific level and need. Mr. Buckley is proud of the teams of teachers, parents, students and community members he has served with at these locations and of the work they have accomplished together.
Mr. Buckley returned to DoDEA at the beginning of SY17-18 as the ISS, Professional Learning for Pacific East District, then transitioned to Principal of Sollars Elementary School (Misawa) that same school year, where he was selected DoDEA Pacific Region Principal of the Year, 2020.
Mr. Buckley feels honored to serve on the Ramstein Middle School Team and looks forward to joining the Ramstein community. Mr. Buckley spent several years serving as the Director for K-12 international schools and enjoyed working with middle school programming and initiatives. He is excited to serve with DoDEA, a system that provides students exceptional opportunities for academic and personal growth, staffed by talented teachers and administrators, and organized by a vision based upon the most effective research-based instructional practices.
Pamela Wimberly began teaching in Clarksville, Tennessee as a special education teacher at Liberty Elementary School in 2002. After three years, she moved to Montgomery Central Middle School, also as a special education teacher.
In 2006, Ms. Wimberly began her DoDEA career at Barkley Elementary School, Fort Campbell, Kentucky. From 2006 to 2016, she taught second, fourth, and middle school grades at Fort Campbell. She has a wealth of experience having served as a special education and general education teacher of K-8. During school year 2015-2016, while at Barsanti Elementary School, Ms. Wimberly was instrumental in formulating and executing the school’s improvement plan, planning staff development, and transitioning the newly constructed school into a 21st Century teaching, learning, and leading environment.
In 2016, Ms. Wimberly was selected as Assistant Principal at Ramstein Elementary School where she served as the first Special Education Assistant Principal in Germany.
Ms. Wimberly’s higher educational studies were completed at Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology, a Master’s degree in Education with a focus on Curriculum and Instruction, and an Education Specialist degree in Administration and Supervision.
Ms. Wimberly has a beautiful 27 year old daughter who lives in Virginia and a dog named Joshua. She enjoys traveling, reading, and spending time with family and friends. Ms. Wimberly is excited to join the Ramstein Middle School family as Assistant Principal. She has a passion for children and looks forward to working with the staff, students, and families within this unique community.
Dionne Dansby-Clark has been selected as the new Assistant Principal of Ramstein Middle School in Ramstein, Germany. She is transitioning from Smith Elementary School in Baumholder, Germany and is excited for this new opportunity to serve the students, staff, and U.S. Air Force Ramstein community within the Europe East District.
Ms. Dansby-Clark was born in Honolulu, Hawaii during her father’s Air Force assignment and grew up mainly in Abilene, Texas. She attended and graduated from Abilene Christian University in 2002 with a B.S Degree in Psychology and Biology and began working on her teacher certification shortly after. In 2011, Ms. Dansby-Clark earned her M.S. Degree in Counseling Psychology with an emphasis in School Counseling from Tarleton State University. She completed a Principal Certification program at Lamar University in 2014, and she is currently pursuing her Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership from Texas A&M University – Commerce.
Ms. Dansby-Clark’s career in education began in Fort Worth Independent School District in 2002, teaching High School Integrated Physics and Chemistry and Environmental Science. She taught the majority of her teaching career teaching Middle School Mathematics and Science, and in 2012 she began her school counseling career at a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program at a High School in Fort Worth ISD. It was 2016 when Ms. Dansby-Clark began working with DoDEA. First, as a School Counselor at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School. In 2017, Ms. Dansby-Clark began her career in administration at Smith Elementary School in Baumholder, Germany as an Assistant Principal. Throughout her educational career, she has worked diligently to enhance learning experiences of students, building and maintaining strong relationships, and fostering a positive school climate for all stakeholders.
Ms. Dansby-Clark believes educational success involves continual collaboration, mentorship, and motivation amongst all educational stakeholders and aspires to continue to positively impact students, teachers, and parents to promote student success. She is dedicated to providing multi-tiered, targeted support to meet the needs of students, ensuring they are empowered and equipped to progress and adjust as necessary as they prepare to succeed in a dynamic world.
Ms. Dansby-Clark is supported and accompanied by her husband and five children. Mr. Clark retired from the Air Force during his tour in Ramstein, Germany, and her children have attended Ramstein schools since 2016. The family is excited to work with Mr. Buckley and the Ramstein Middle School faculty and staff as a part of an established and revered team that has made Ramstein Middle School the best place to learn and work in DoDEA!