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White Named Heroes Elementary School Principal

For Immediate Release — August 28, 2014 | Heroes ES
: DDESS Public Affairs | (678) 364-8044

Dr. Kendra White

Dr. Kendra White

PEACHTREE CITY, GA — August 28, 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. Kendra White has been promoted to principal of Heroes Elementary School, aboard Camp Lejeune in the North Carolina: Camp Lejeune District.

Dr. White most recently served, from 2012 through 2014, as the assistant principal at Johnson Primary School. Before that she was the assistant principal at both Johnson Elementary and Bitz Intermediate schools. Prior to becoming an administrator, she was a Literacy Support Specialist at Amelia Earhart Intermediate School in Okinawa where she worked with students in grades three through five. During her 12 years working in elementary schools for DoDDS-Pacific, Dr. White worked at Amelia Earhart Intermediate School, Bob Hope Primary School, and Kadena Elementary School.  

"Dr. White is very passionate about teaching and learning and absolutely loves kids. She has already established meaningful communications with the school community", said Dr. Aldridge Boone, N.C. Camp Lejeune District Superintendent. "She worked extremely hard to ensure that her first opening day as a principal was a huge success and I am confident that the Heroes school community will have many opportunities to celebrate under her watch." 

She earned a Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla. In 2001, she earned a Master's of Science Degree in Foundations of Education with a concentration in Education Leadership from Troy State University, Asian Division. She earned a Doctorate of Education Degree with a major in Instructional Leadership from Argosy University, School of Education, Sarasota, Fla. Dr. White and her husband, Maj. Brian White, are raising four daughters, McKenna, 16; Kennady, 11; Karsyn, 11; and Katie, 8.