DoDEA Americas is one of 3 geographic regions within the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DoDEA, as one of only two Federally-operated school systems, is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing prekindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD).
The DoDEA Americas Regional Office, located in Peachtree City, GA and led by the Director for Student Excellence houses both the Center for Instructional Leadership and the Forward Integrated Support Team.
The Centers for Instructional Leadership (CILs) is designed to provide schools and teachers with appropriate
educational and professional development support. The CIL supports the Americas region by providing targeted and timely professional development to staff,
establishing leadership pathways for teachers and school leaders,
ensuring consistency and conformity for DoDEA initiatives, and
addressing skill gaps for district program support staff and
The Forward Integrated Support Team (FIST) provides necessary
financial and business operations and support resources to the region's districts. The FIST enables district superintendents
to focus their time on educational priorities by relieving them of
operational tasks thereby allowing superintendents to focus mission-critical
See the pages below for information about some of the support provided to our districts and schools from the Regional Office:
CEDR (DoDEA's Center for Early Dispute Resolution) is a neutral, confidential resource that assists DoDEA and its employees in addressing and managing conflicts and disputes.
Provides a comprehensive library of DoDEA Regulations, Administrative Instructions, Manuals, Policies, Forms, Guidance, and DoD Directives, Regulations, and Instructions.
located in the DoDEA Headquarters, Office of the Chief of Staff, the mission and functions of the office are to advise the DoDEA Director and senior management concerning systemic issues that are identified through the DoD Hotline program, service Inspector General referrals, external audits and other management indicators and to perform the administrative processing, coordinating, and reporting for investigations, hotline/whistleblower complaints, and other inquiries.
The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Office of the General Counsel facilitates DoDEA's global educational mission by providing high quality and timely legal advice and counsel, effective advocacy, and creative problem-solving.