Department of Defense Education Activity

Principal's Corner

Welcome to School Year 2019-2020!

Ms. White (our new Assistant Principal) and I are excited to serve the Wiesbaden School Community and we will continue the long tradition of School and Student excellence at WMS. This school year we will focus on “Excellence in Education for Every Student, Every Day”, at Wiesbaden Middle School. Our One Team, One Dream vision and the following DODEA Core Values will guide our plans and actions:

Student Centered: Students are at the heart of all we do.

Excellence: We strive to exceed expectations in all we do.

Continuous Improvement: Our organization, its systems, and processes will be continually reexamined and improved.

Diversity: We honor the uniqueness of each individual and embrace diverse beliefs and backgrounds. We respect differences and create inclusive environments, which contribute to a better society for all.

Individual Potential: Individuals develop within an environment that nurtures intellectual, social, emotional, physical, and creative growth.

Lifelong Learning: Learning is an active process of discovery where we cultivate curiosity, perseverance, and the desire to learn.

Shared Responsibility: Partnerships among families, students, staff, and community members are characterized by mutual commitment and collaborative effort and enrich the lives of our students.

Trust: We value relationships based on integrity, mutual respect, and open two-way communication.

Although new to WMS, I have served for 18 years in seven different school settings (elementary, middle and high school - 9 of those years as a school leader) as a teacher, counselor, CSI Chair AVID coordinator and coach, I am passionate about teaching and learning. In school year 2018-2019, I was honored with the award of DODEA Europe Principal of the Year and being a school leader at a school recognized as a National Blue Ribbon School. The son of a career military member, the father of airman, and a veteran myself, giving back to military families is ingrained in my life.

Our WMS strengths are understanding and addressing the needs of students, implementing action plans to raise student achievement, and working with the school community to ensure student success. We look forward to working with you to make this a successful, productive, and rewarding school year for all the students. Please do not hesitate to share ideas about how we can serve you better. We have “Great Expectations” for a productive and dynamic year. We cannot wait to share our excitement with you.

Partners in Education, William (Lee) Hill, Ed.D Principal, Wiesbaden Middle School

 

Change in School Administration

Dr. Hill has retired from DoDEA as of the end of October, 2020. Our assistant principal, Ms. White, will be filling in until a replacement is found.