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Tutt Named Diamond Elementary School Principal

For Immediate Release — August 14, 2014 | Diamond ES
: DDESS Public Affairs Officer | 678-364-8044

Dr Marva Tutt

Dr. Marva Tutt

PEACHTREE CITY, GA. — August 14, 2014 — Dr. Elizabeth Middlemiss, Interim Director for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)-Cuba, announced today that Dr. Marva Tutt has been named principal of Diamond Elementary School, at Fort Stewart, Ga., in the South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District.

Dr. Tutt comes to DoDEA from Alcovy High School in Newton County, Ga., where she served as an after school coordinator and pre-calculus teacher, responsible for data driven instruction and technology integration. She was Chief Administrative Officer and Principal of Howard Road Academy, Washington, D.C. Dr. Tutt has also served as Principal of Jenkins-White Elementary Charter School, Augusta, Ga., Chief Academic Officer of Hyde Leadership Public Charter School in Washington, D.C. and Senior Educational Consultant for DC Promise Neighborhood Initiative.

"We look forward to Dr. Marva Tutt taking the leadership role at Diamond Elementary School," said Dr. Samantha Ingram, SC/FS/DoDDS-Cuba District Superintendent. "She brings diverse leadership experiences in the areas of professional development, assessment and evaluation, and data driven instruction."

Dr. Tutt earned a Bachelor's of Science in Mathematics Education from South Carolina State University in Orangeburg, S.C., a Master's of Education in Educational Administration and Supervision from Winthrop University, Rock Hill, S.C., and earned a Doctorate of Education in Educational Leadership from Argosy University, Sarasota, Fla.