Mr. Renninger has been selected as the new Principal of Stuttgart HS and considers it a great honor to serve with the amazing teachers within the Stuttgart community. Mr. Renninger received his Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics Education from Indiana-Purdue University in Indianapolis, IN. He holds a Master of Education degree from Spalding University in Louisville, KY. He began his teaching career as an adjunct instructor at Indiana-Purdue University, taught mathematics and computer science in two high schools in Indianapolis and worked as a technology director, database administrator, and mathematics teacher in two private high schools in Louisville.
Mr. Rick Renninger began his DoDEA career in 2004 as an Educational Technologist and as a mathematics teacher at SHAPE Middle/High School. In 2007 he joined the administration at Heidelberg High School as an Assistant Principal and transitioned to Wiesbaden with many students and teachers in 2012 when USAREUR changed headquarters. In 2015 Mr. Renninger moved to Stuttgart to become the Principal of the newly formed Patch Middle School and has served in that role for thee past three school years.
Mr. Renninger was married to Janis Renninger in 1997. Janis is a Special Education teacher at Robinson Barracks ES. They have two children, Sam and Henry, who will both be students of Stuttgart High School.
Mr. Renninger believes that relationships are the cornerstones of education and that creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration are essential to preparing students to be college and career ready. He is excited about the opportunity to continue to work with the best students, parents and teachers in DoDEA in his new position as principal of Stuttgart High School.
Mrs. Coleman has been selected as the new Assistant Principal of Stuttgart High School in Stuttgart, Germany. She is currently serving as the Preschool for Children with Disabilities Teacher (PSCD) in Ansbach, Germany. Mrs. Coleman understands the value of building relationships and partnerships and is excited for this new opportunity to serve the students, staff, and the U.S. Army Garrison Stuttgart community.
Mrs. Coleman was born and raised in San Francisco, California. She attended and graduated from Pacific Lutheran University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary and Special Education. In 2017, Mrs. Coleman earned a Master’s in Education Administration and Supervision from Liberty University. Mrs. Coleman is a lifelong learner and believes learning doesn’t have to stop at a certain age, degree or accomplishment.
Miata is a 5-year US Army veteran and former military spouse of 19 years. Miata’s career in education began in Clover Park School District in Lakewood, Washington. For the past 11 years, Mrs. Coleman has worked at the elementary, middle and high school level in various capacities as a general education long term substitute for DoDEA, Special Education Severe Needs Teacher, Self- Contained Teacher and Preschool Teacher in the following locations: Colorado, North Carolina, Washington and Netzaberg, Germany. Miata joined the DoDEA family in 2018 as the PSCD Teacher in Ansbach, Germany. During this time, Mrs. Coleman served as PTSA Teacher Representative, Social Committee Team Member, School Improvement Leadership Team Member, Grade Level/Team Facilitator, Student Placement Team Member and Union Faculty Representative. Mrs. Coleman is a team player and enjoys working and learning from others while building strong relationships with faculty, staff, parents and students, and foster a caring and safe environment for all students where they feel respected and valued.
Mrs. Coleman is a firm believer all students have the capability to learn and grow and compelled to support educators and leaders to create an environment conducive to their learning, growth and development. Mrs. Coleman believes for students to succeed in a dynamic world they must receive a well-rounded education, be an active participant in their learning and development and have the ability to choose their own path. Therefore, Mrs. Coleman is committed to cultivating a culture of integrity and trust that breeds unity and fosters perseverance.
Supporting and accompanying Mrs. Coleman is her husband, Retired Major Sterling Coleman of 19 years and their three children, Silas (12), Solomon (9) and Savannah (6). Sterling Coleman served in the United States Army for 21 years and now spends his time investing in real estate and personal health and wellness. Mrs. Coleman is excited to join the Panther nation and work with Mr. Renninger and Mr. Power as well as the Stuttgart faculty and staff and serve military connected students, staff and the community.