Mr. Popielski grew up in Western New York. He began his educational career in Lemmon, South Dakota after serving eight years in the United States Marine Corps. He taught high school sciences in the Lemmon School District, before teaching chemistry at Chief Dull Knife College in Montana. He became a DoDEA teacher in 2010, teaching AP chemistry and chemistry at Yokota High School in Japan. Mr. Popielski enjoyed coaching the Varsity Track & Field Team, coached Middle School wrestling, and was co-chairperson of the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) team. In 2016, he became an assistant principal at Ramstein High School, where he helped to develop multiple School Action Plans to improve student achievement and has enjoyed the challenges involved in opening a new school.
Mr. Popielski earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from The University of Pittsburgh, a Master of Education Degree in Curriculum & Instruction from Montana State University, a Specialist in Education Degree in PK-12 Administration from The University of South Dakota and a Master of Business Administration from The University of Maryland Global Campus.
Mr. Popielski believes that all students can reach their full potential in a nurturing environment and is dedicated to putting what is best for students at the center of everything he does. He also believes in building teacher capacity to provide all students with quality educational opportunities. Furthermore, he holds a deep value in empowering teachers, parents and students with a transparent decision-making process; these efforts foster trust and a strong sense of community.
Mr. Popielski is the proud husband of Lori Popielski, who served in the U.S. Air Force, and is the proud father of one amazing son, Edward John (EJ); German Shepherd, Bob; and Dachshund, Daisy. He enjoys spending time with his family, traveling, hiking, and cheering on the Buffalo Bills.
Dr. Quintin Q. Davis was born in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, and educated in the public school system of North Carolina. As a 14-year educator, his experiences span the North Carolina, California, and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) – Europe East school systems. He also taught independently in Belgium, Europe.
Dr. Davis received a Bachelor’s degree in Special Education from Elizabeth City State University, a Master’s degree in Education Administration from Grand Canyon University, and an Education Specialist degree in curriculum and instruction from Liberty University. He also holds an autism authorization and teacher of English learners’ certification. He earned his doctorate in Organizational Leadership with an emphasis in special education at Grand Canyon University.
His education career began with the Elizabeth City Pasquotank Public Schools (ECPPS) at River Road Middle School. During his tenure (2006-2008), he taught 6th – 8th-grade resource courses in communication skills and mathematics. Dr. Davis was also the Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS) chairperson. Additionally, he served as the Hewlett Packard grant writer and project lead teacher.
After moving to California, Dr. Davis taught at Christa McAuliffe Middle School in the Lodi Unified School District (LUSD) from 2008-2011. This stint was followed by a one-year cultural experience while living in Fribourg, Switzerland. Upon returning to the USA, he taught as a founding teacher of Turner Academy with LUSD, a K – 8 grades public school for students with emotional disabilities. In 2014, he was an educational specialist at Joseph Kerr Middle school in Elk Grove Unified School District (EUSD).
Dr. Davis returned to Europe to teach business English in Belgium from 2015 - 2017. In August 2017, he joined DoDEA as a teacher at Wiesbaden Middle School in Germany. There, he taught in the resource and co-teaching settings from 2017 to 2020. His experiences include facilitating training, scheduling, coordinating district-wide assessments, managing student activity accounts, serving as the Faculty Representative Spokesperson, and effectively utilizing data to prescribe, plan, and instruct teaching and learning. In July 2020, he was promoted to assistant principal of Kaiserslautern Middle School and in April of 2022 he moved to Ansbach MHS as Assistant Principal.
Dr. Davis is happily married. He enjoys learning languages, traveling, and spending time with family. Among other contributors to his successes, his mother and father have instilled the importance of helping others, hard work, and grit. Dr. Davis believes in enjoying life by helping others.