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For Immediate Release — September 24, 2008 | Americas
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PEACHTREE CITY, GA — September 24, 2008 — 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 Dr. Fordyce Stone has been named Assistant Superintendent for the Georgia/Alabama District. Stone is currently principal of Brittin Elementary School at Fort Stewart, Ga., a position he has held for three years. Fort Stewart is in the DDESS South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District.

“I’m delighted to have Dr. Stone join the Georgia/Alabama team,” said Dr. Dell McMullen, Georgia/Alabama District Superintendent. “He comes to us with a great deal of experience in both educational programs and logistics functions in DDESS. I am confident that Dr. Stone will have an immediate positive impact on our work.”

Stone served as a principal and assistant superintendent in Virginia before beginning his career with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in 1988. Since then he has served as a principal and an Instructional Systems Specialist at Fort Stewart and as an assistant superintendent in Puerto Rico. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees in education from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. His doctorate in administration is from the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.

Stone and his wife, Cathy, plan to reside in Columbus, GA. They have five grown children and two grandchildren.