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For Immediate Release — December 11, 2007 | Americas
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PEACHTREE CITY, GA — December 11, 2007 — Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) announced today that Mr. Gary Gerstner has been named the new Assistant Superintendent for New York/Virginia, part of the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District. He replaces Mr. Mike Gould who was recently named the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District Superintendent.

“Gary brings a strong sense of advocacy for all students to this job. He is a respected educational leader and is committed to the team approach to problem solving,” District Superintendent Mike Gould said. “With his belief that together we can accomplish anything, he will be a natural fit into our administrative team.”

Gerstner is currently the assistant superintendent for the Department of Defense Schools in Europe (DoDDS-Europe) in the Isles District. He began his career with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in 1986 as a teacher and coach in Karlsruhe, Germany. He had held several administrative positions in elementary and secondary schools in Europe, DoDDS-Pacific and Louisiana.

Gerstner earned his bachelor’s of science degree in Education from Edinboro University in Pennsylvania. He earned his master’s degree in Education from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. He and his wife, Ann, have a son and a daughter.