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For Immediate Release — September 9, 2010 |
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PEACHTREE CITY, GA — September 9, 2010 — Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) announced today that Dr. Donato Cuadrado has been named principal of Ramey School, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Cuadrado has served as Ramey’s assistant principal since 2007. He has been in education for 24 years and joined DoDEA in 1993 when he taught 7th and 8th grades at Antilles Middle School. He taught grades nine through 12 at the former Roosevelt Roads Middle and High schools. Cuadrado also taught grades nine through 12 at Ramey School, before being named assistant principal. He got his start teaching with the Puerto Rico public schools. He was named a DoDEA District Teacher of the Year, and has received a U.S. Presidential Scholars Program Teacher Recognition Award and a Special Congressional Recognition for Outstanding and Invaluable Service to the Community.

“Donato Cuadrado brings a proven track record of high expectations for student achievement along with an obvious level of caring and commitment,” said Mr. Michael Gould, New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District Superintendent. “He is professional in everything he does and that demeanor has resulted in a very effective relationship with students, staff, and the community.”

Cuadrado earned his Bachelor’s of Art Degree in Elementary and Secondary Education, and his Master’s of Art Degree in Linguistics, both from the University of Puerto Rico. He earned his Doctorate in Educational Administration in 2004 from the InterAmerican University in Puerto Rico. He, his wife, Oly, and daughter, Christine, reside in Aguadilla.