Skip to main content

Vilseck ES

Vilseck Elementary School  - The home of Larry the Lion and the Red Hot Reader Principal's Challenge.


Vilseck Elementary School is a great place to learn and grow. Our staff is honored to work with families of the military communities currently serving in USAG Grafenwoehr. We encourage our students to use the unique opportunity provided at Vilseck Elementary School to discover their individuality. The development of relationships with staff and members of the community will enable them to meet their greatest potential. Mr. Finlay as Baby Tarzan

We encourage parents to take an active role in the school by volunteering, visiting or providing constructive feedback throughout the school year. If you have questions about your child's educational program or school procedures, please contact his or her teacher. If questions remain after that discussion, please do not hesitate to contact me at telephone 09662-83-2812.

Larry Lion

The faculty and staff are positive that SY 2017-2018 will be a year of academic achievement, personal growth and joyful experiences.

We look forward to meeting you and your family. 

Scott W. Finlay, Principal

Principal Official Photo

Scott Finlay was born and raised in North Salem, New York. After graduating North Salem High School in 1981 he attended Keene State College in Keene, New Hampshire. At Keene State he earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education in 1985. His first teaching positions were as a Special Education teacher and a Fourth Grade Teacher in Thomaston, Connecticut. 

He joined the Department of Defense Education Activity in 1989. His first duty station was Nellingen Elementary School in Stuttgart, Germany where he taught Fourth and Fifth grades. It was there that he met his wife, who was also a teacher at the school. From there the Finlays moved to Baumholder, Germany in 1992. At Smith Elementary School he taught Special Education and was the Case Study Committee Chairperson overseeing the school's Special Education program. Mr. Finlay was promoted to Assistant Principal in 2003 at Sollars Elementary School in Misawa, Japan. He was then promoted to Principal in 2008 and moved to Ikego Elementary School in Yokosuka, Japan. In 2012, Mr. Finlay became the Principal of Vilseck Elementary School where he loves being the head lion. 

Mr. Finlay's family includes his wife and three children.

Jordan bio

Welcome to Vilseck Elementary School! Home of Larry the Lion!

It is a privilege and an honor to be the Assistant Principal of Vilseck Elementary School.

At Vilseck Elementary School, we believe in constructing an educational foundation focused on academic excellence for students. Our focus will be on empowering each student to reach his or her potential in an atmosphere that values each child's uniqueness.

Education is a partnership. It takes the shared efforts of all stakeholders to nurture a school community that is attentive and responsive to the goals and needs of the students. We hope you become an integral member of our school community.

On behalf of the faculty and staff, we extend to all of our families best wishes for a dynamic and successful school year.

Welcome to Vilseck Elementary School!

Brian E. Jordan
Assistant Principal
Vilseck Elementary School