The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Louisville District furniture team helped successfully open Alexander M. Patch Elementary in Stuttgart, Germany for the 2022-2023 school year.
Patch Elementary is part of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools system which operates schools world-wide for children of military sponsors, Department of Defense civilians, and State Department personnel. The school provides instruction to about 500 students from kindergarten through grade five.
The furniture installation for the new DoDEA school was completed Aug. 12, allowing the school to successfully open Aug. 24.
According to Brian Cash, Louisville District Army Reserve Section chief, Project Manager Jared Korfhage and Interior Designer Colleen Crum worked hard over the last year to ensure furniture for the school was ordered, delivered and installed in time for the school to open.
“Today was the first day of school for our new Patch Elementary facility on Patch Barracks. It was a beautiful day with a ton of happy children,” said U.S. Army Stuttgart Garrison Commander Col. Matthew T. Ziglar on opening day. “I am confident that the environment will provide world class education to the children in our community. A ton of thanks to all of the teammates that made this day happen including DoDEA, USACE, IMCOM-E (Installation Management Command Directorate-Europe), and others.”