The SHAPE American Elementary School Administrators are Dr. Bernadette Schlueter, Principal, and, Ms. Monica Harvey Assistant Principal. They are the schools instructional leaders and are responsible for the administration of all DoDEA policies and regulations.
I am thrilled to serve you as the new principal of Shape Elementary School! I believe in students first, whatever it takes. I am looking forward to a rewarding year of learning and growing with our students and partnering with the staff members, the parents and the community to provide the best possible experience at our school.
I have over 18 years of experience in education. My education career began at JE Mondejar Computer College in the Philippines where I started as a college instructor, became the College Administrator and took the position of Vice President of Academic Affairs. I joined DoDEA in 2006 as a 5the grade teacher at Joan K. Mendel ES in Yokota Air Base, Japan and taught 3rd and 4thegrade at Seoul American Elementary School in Seoul, Korea. I was the assistant principal of CDR William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School in DDESS Guam where I led the school to the highest AdvancED external review scores in the district. I was the 2012 Korea District Teacher of the Year as well as a 2010 awardee of the Scroll of Appreciation from US Forces Korea General Walter Sharp.
As a teacher, I sponsored various clubs such as robotics, running, yearbook and news networks as well as organized math fairs, learnabrations and talent shows. I held many leadership positions in education. I was a teacher representative at school advisory councils, the past president of the international professional association of education Phi Delta Kappa (PDK) Tokyo Chapter 1530 and Seoul Chapter 1423, a member of the Technical Working Group of the 21stCentury Teaching, Learning and Leading, and a member of the Administrators Advisory Group with Deputy Director Dr. Adrian Talley.
My first degree was in Business Administration from the University of the Philippines. I earned my Master of Business Administration from The Philippine Women's University, and my Master of Arts in Education from the University of Phoenix. I received my Doctor of Education in Educational Management from The Philippine Women's University.
Shape Elementary School has many things to be proud of. I hope you are all enjoying the last few weeks of summer and getting ready for another exciting and rewarding year. I look forward to seeing you in August!
It is my sincere pleasure and honor to be the new assistant principal at SHAPE American Elementary School (SAES).I am fortunate to have worked in various positions within SAES as teacher, reading specialist, instructional support specialists, and school counselor. I look forward to working with our dedicated staff and community to help provide the best educational experience for our students.
My desire is to develop a trusting relationship with all stakeholders, with a primary focus on establishing rapport to ensure academic excellence, respect for others, and a commitment to supporting a positive school climate.
I hold a Ph.D. in Organizational Leadership as well as degrees in Counselor Education and Elementary Education. I have been in the field of education for a little over thirty years.While in the classroom, I taught preschool, kindergarten, second, and third grade.Prior to working for DoDDS, I held varies DoD leadership positions which provided me with invaluable experience and preparation to assume the role of assistant principal at SHAPE ES. Additionally, I was a college professor and taught early childhood education courses at Rivier College and the University of New Hampshire.
As an administrator, I will strive to build strong community partnerships. I am dedicated to creating a school where all stakeholders, teachers, administrators, parents, and community members, work together to create a rich learning environment for students which supports high student achievement. One of my goals for this school year is to foster a kind hearted, calm, and supportive environment for all students and staff.
Parents, teachers, support staff, community, and administration all play a vital role in helping our students strive to be successful academically as well as socially. I look forward to meeting and talking with everyone as the year progresses.You will find my door is always open, and I am always available to support families and students in anyway possible.
APO, AE 09705-1420
It is the responsibility of the parents or guardians to notify the school every time a student is absent.