Educator leads accreditation board


Nancy Hammack, principal of Ramstein American Middle School, was recently elected as Chair Elect of the Board of Trustees of the North Central Association Commission on Accreditation and School Improvement for the 2004 to 2005 school year.
She will assume the role of chair in the 2005 to 2006 school year.
Ms. Hammack has served as principal of RAMS since 2001. Prior to that, she served as principal of Bad Nauheim Elementary School in Germany for four years.
She has spent her career in education both in the United States and abroad, serving as an administrator and teacher in Japan and teaching in elementary schools in Oregon and California.
As a leader of the Comm-ission’s Board of Trustees, Ms. Hammack will help oversee the accreditation of public and private elementary and secondary schools in a 19 state region, including the Navajo Nation and the Department of Defense Dependents’ Schools overseas.
“With the heightened attention at both a national and local level on school accountability, this is indeed an exciting time to be taking a leadership role in an organization focused on school quality and improvement,” said Ms. Hammack.
She has spent more than 20 years working in education both in the United States and abroad.
“I look forward to spreading the learning and perspectives I have gained from working with educators around the world to the more than 9,000 schools that are accredited by NCA,” she said.
Ms. Hammack plans to focus her tenure with NCA CASI on helping schools achieve higher results for students.
(Courtesy of DODDS)