New principals start at middle, high schools

USAG Wiesbaden Public Affairs

With the beginning of the new school year Aug. 26, two new principals started working within in the Wiesbaden community. Dr. Heather Ramaglia is the new Wiesbaden High School principal, and Dr. Lee Hill is the principal of the Wiesbaden Middle School.

Ramaglia has been part of the Department of Defense Education Activity team as an assistant principal at Stuttgart High School for the past two years. Prior to her time in Stuttgart, she worked at DoDEA Headquarters in Alexandria, Virginia, as a secondary Mathematics Instructional Systems Specialist.
Ramaglia holds 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. She 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 finalized a Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with a focus on Secondary Mathematics Education from Kansas State University.

“Becoming the principal of Wiesbaden High School is an extreme honor,” Ramaglia said. “My entire career in education has been motivated by the goal to be impactful. I want the opportunity to serve teachers and students in innovative and inspiring ways so that we can develop the creativity and critical thinking in the next generation that will change our world for the better. As principal, I believe I have an opportunity to empower our professional educators to develop these thinkers and problem solvers, and that is the most exciting idea for me as we move into this school year.”
Hill has served for 18 years in seven different school settings (elementary, middle and high school). For nine of those years he has been a principal. He finalized a Bachelor of Science in Professional Aeronautics, a Master of Education, and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. During his time as principal, in 2018, the Alconbury Elementary School community was awarded the National Blue Ribbon School Award for being an exemplary high-performing school. In 2019, Hill was selected DoDEA-Europe West District Principal of the year.
“As the son of a career military member, the father of an Airman, and a veteran myself, I find giving back to military families to be a privilege and an honor,” Hill said. “I am excited about being part of an organization that has a strong reputation for providing opportunities for high academic achievement and personal growth for its students.”

Contact information:
Wiesbaden High School Principal Dr. Heather Ramaglia: (0611) 705-2260 / DSN 337-2260
Wiesbaden Middle School Principal Dr. Lee Hill: (0611) 705-2240 / DSN 337-2240