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Sembach ES

Principal's Corner

Welcome to Sembach Elementary School

We are glad you've taken time to learn about us. Please return often as we make frequent updates throughout the school year. You will also find interesting and worthwhile information linked to our website such as our Parent ~Teacher Organization events and School Advisory Committee.

Sembach Elementary School is located on the Sembach Kaserne in Sembach, Germany. SES serves approximately 190 students in Sure Start (pre-school with first priority to E1-E4), full-day Kindergarten, and grades one - three.

DoDDS (Department of Defense Dependents Schools) offers a rigorous educational curriculum. Standards and Curriculum are available for teachers and parents to access online through the DoDEA (Department of Defense Education Activity) webpage at:

We provide unique and challenging learning experiences in culture and community as well as core academic subjects. Specifically, SES continues to place a focus on implementing research based instructional best practices to ensure that all students benefit academically, socially and emotionally within their learning environment. Additionally, all teachers place concentrated efforts on 21st century skills so that our students are ready for future challenges in our global society.

We also have an active School Advisory Committee. The SAC is the voice of the community and will advise the principal on matters governing school programs.

There are many reasons that Sembach Elementary School is a great school, but the most important reason is that we care about children and we will provide a learning environment where your child(ren) will be safe and grow to be long life learners and productive citizens.


Principal's Bio

Ms. Morin received her Bachelors of Science degree from Keene, State College, Keene, NH as an elementary education major and Master’s degree in Instructional Curriculum and Leadership from the University of Oregon.

Ms. Morin's previous instructional leadership positions with DoDEA have included  Smith ES (Baumholder, Germany), John O. Arnn ES (Camp Zama, Japan), Butzbach ES (Butzbach, Germany) and as the Assistant Principal of Hainerberg ES (Wiesbaden, GE) and Darmstadt ES (Darmstadt, GE). Having the good fortune of working in the DoDEA school system since 1990, classroom teaching assignments have also included first grade, MacArthur ES, Clark Air Base, Philippines, first and fifth grades at Sollars' ES, Misawa Air Base, Japan and third grade at J.N. Darby ES, Sasebo, Japan.

As one who truly believes in getting to 'children's hearts before tuning into their heads,' Ms. Morin establishes genuine rapport with all. These positive working relationships serve and support all of the children, staff members, and families at her school. Sue works tirelessly with school team members, parents, and community resources to ensure that each child's academic, social, and emotional needs are being successfully met. When not at school, Ms. Morin enjoys participating in (most) sports' related activities, as well as traveling and downhill and cross-country skiing.