Heather Ramaglia was selected as the Principal of Wiesbaden High School in 2019 and considers it a great honor to serve the Wiesbaden community.
This is Dr. Ramaglia’s third year as principal of Wiesbaden High School. Prior to her time here, Dr. Ramaglia was a part of the DoDEA team as an Assistant Principal at Stuttgart High School. While working at Stuttgart High School, she helped lead professional development in the building with respect to the CCRS implementation and Priority One, and she actively supported instruction in order to enhance student learning. Dr. Ramaglia was an embedded member of the Stuttgart Community and worked to mentor students and staff alike.
Before coming to Stuttgart High School, Dr. Ramaglia worked at DoDEA Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia as a secondary Mathematics Instructional Systems Specialist. She joined DoDEA in 2016 to assist with the CCRSM implementation. While working at Headquarters, she collaborated with the virtual high school to create and implement new math course programs, helped to develop secondary CCRSM guidance and expectations, curriculum materials, and inform and deliver the development of professional learning for secondary math teachers.
Prior to joining DoDEA, Dr. Ramaglia taught middle school math for six years in a public school district outside of Kansas City that served as a center for English Language Learners. She also taught as an adjunct professor in the math department at a community college outside of Kansas City for five years. Dr. Ramaglia spent five years as a secondary district level math curriculum specialist for two public school districts in Kansas and Missouri, assisting both school systems with their initial implementation of the Common Core State Standards in Mathematics. During that time, Dr. Ramaglia also worked to support the K-5 math implementation, writing across the curriculum implementation, Next Generation Science Standards implementation, and she supported the math and science collaboration for Project Lead the Way’s Biomedical and Engineering programs.
Dr. Ramaglia received a Bachelor of Science in Education with minors in English and mathematics, and a Master of Science in Mathematics Education from the University of Kansas. Dr. Ramaglia received an endorsement for Teaching English as a Second Language from Pittsburg State University, and a Master of Science in School Leadership from Baker University. She also received a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Secondary Mathematics Education from Kansas State University.
Dr. Ramaglia is the daughter of a US Navy veteran who served in Vietnam. She has been married for sixteen years to her husband Tim, who is the son of a West Point graduate. They have three children, ages 14, 11, 7. As a family they enjoy learning about new cultures, exploring and learning new languages, cooking, family, and friends.
Dr. Ramaglia looks forward to continuing the work of supporting the students, staff and community, and learning all there is to know about Wiesbaden High School and the Wiesbaden community. She is excited and optimistic for the new school year!
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John Zesiger is delighted to serve the Wiesbaden High School Community as Assistant Principal. Prior to joining Warrior Country, Mr. Zesiger served as a Professional Development Specialist with the DoDEA Americas Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL). In this role, he collaborated with the DoDEA Americas CIL team to support DoDEA district and school leaders with systemic leadership development, professional learning for DoDEA priorities, learning networks, and innovative best practices.
Raised in a family of educators, “John” became “Mr. Zesiger” when he started his teaching career as a middle school social studies teacher in Baltimore, Maryland. He continued to serve the same district for 12 years in multiple teaching and leadership roles at the secondary level before transitioning to district leadership.
Prior to joining the DoDEA Americas CIL, Mr. Zesiger served as the District Coordinator for Secondary School Transformation & Turnaround with Baltimore City Public Schools. In this role he managed a team that provided direct support to school principals with strengthening the instructional coaching, professional development, academic interventions, and leadership teams within their schools. Previous district administration roles included District Coordinator for Student Support Teams and 504 Teams as well as a Student Support Liaison for 12 secondary schools.
Mr. Zesiger earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and German Studies from The College of Wooster, and has acquired a Master of Arts in Teaching from The Johns Hopkins University and a Master of Science in Educational Leadership from Towson University.
Mr. Zesiger has enjoyed an array of experiences in school improvement, district improvement, student, support, and school leadership at the school, district, and regional levels. He is excited to continue his commitment to the Wiesbaden High School community and serve in a school-based leadership role that blends his professional passions for supporting students and coaching educators to improve teaching and learning.
When not at school or cheering on our WHS Warriors from the bleachers, Mr. Zesiger enjoys exploring the hiking paths along the Rhine, playing soccer or baseball with his sons, creating delicious dishes in the kitchen with his wife, and this year, he is always looking forward to traveling during snowboard season.