Superintendent: Dr. Dell McMullen
Dr. McMullen comes to the Kaiserslautern district with a solid background centered on excellence in educational opportunities for all children. She recognizes the hard work and accomplishments that have taken place in the district in the past years and she is committed to supporting those as well as taking the district to even higher levels of sophistication and success for students.
Dr. McMullen began her teaching career in 1973 with the Muscogee County School District in Columbus, Ga. and taught upper elementary mathematics, science and physical education until 1979. She served as coordinator of the Health Improvement Program for the schools until being named Assistant Principal of Blanchard School for Muscogee County in 1984. Dr. McMullen joined the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) in 1987 when she was selected as Principal of the Frank R. Loyd Elementary School on Fort Benning, Ga. In 1990, she was named Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum for the Fort Benning Community Schools and in 1994 she was named Superintendent. Dr. McMullen has been Superintendent of the Georgia/Alabama District since 2002.
Dr. McMullen earned her Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Education from Columbus College, in Columbus, Ga. She received her Specialist in Education certificate in 1982 from Georgia State University in Atlanta, Ga. She earned her Doctorate of Education Degree in 1990 from Auburn University, Auburn, Ala.
Dr. McMullen has been recognized for her outstanding leadership and accomplishments and has earned many awards throughout her career. She received the National Excellence in Education Award, for her unparalleled leadership in promoting and advancing excellence in education during the 2009 AdvancED Conference in Chicago, IL. She was named Girl Scout's Woman of Achievement, participated in the Army Community of Excellence (ACOE) awards program at the Pentagon and received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service. She was named a Columbus State University Outstanding Alumni in 2002 and was inducted into the Columbus State University Hall of Fame in 2005.
In addition to her own awards and recognitions, Dr. McMullen has held high expectations and believed in the personnel in her district. Coming to a district with two recent National Distinguished Principals and the DoDEA Teacher of the Year, Dr. McMullen is used to nurturing excellence. As a result of her nurturing and leadership, four of the Georgia/Alabama District administrators have been named National Distinguished Principals and one of the District Teachers of the Year was selected as DoDEA Teacher of the Year.
Assistant Superintendent: Carl Albrecht
Carl Albrecht is the Assistant Superintendent to Dr. McMullen, Superintendent Kaiserslautern District Schools, DoDEA. Albrecht started in DoDEA, Okinawa, years ago as a young teacher from Michigan and has been an educator in every grade level available in the Middle East, Europe, the Pacific and Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. A high light of his career was the opportunity to serve alongside the military in Afghanistan when he was deployed in 2010-2011 with the Department of Defense Civilian Expeditionary Work Force. With so many years and areas of experience, Albrecht still believes that experience should not get in the way of missing needed changes in the way we do business. He follows Robert F. Kennedy's motto, "If nothing is in your way, you're probably not going anywhere." It is an exciting time to be part of the Kaiserslautern District and help the way into the 21st Century Teaching, Learning, and Leading.
Assistant Superintendent: Frank Simone
Mr. Frank W. Simone was born and raised in New York City. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from SUNY Stony Brook in 1974 and his Masters of Science with concentrations in Reading and Early Childhood from SUNY New Paltz in 1979. Mr. Simone is married and has three adult children and six grand children.
Mr. Simone spent his first thirteen years of teaching in the Red Hook School District in Duchess County, New York where he taught grades Kindergarten, First, Second, Third, and Fifth. He then taught in Charlotte, North Carolina, where he pursued his administrative certification. He and his wife joined DoDDS in 1992 and taught in Misawa, Japan.
Mr. Simone began his administrative career as an Assistant Principal at John O. Arnn Elementary School in Camp Zama, Japan in 1995 and then in 1998 was given the opportunity to be the first principal of a new K-3 primary school in Ikego, Japan. He joined the DDESS Area Service Center as an Instructional Systems Specialist in 2002 as the point of contact for Early Childhood, Gifted Education, and English as a Second Language. He returned to the principal position at W.T. Sampson, a Sure Start through twelfth grade unit school in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 2004.
Mr. Simone joined the Kaiserslautern team as the Principal of Kaiserslautern Elementary School in 2007. He moved to the district office in 2008 and served as the Education Operations Chief until December of2013 when he was promoted to assistant superintendent..
Education Operations Chief: Paula Miller
Dr. Paula Kay Miller is presently Education Operations Chief in the Kaiserslautern District. Proud to be a native Houstonian, Dr. Miller previously served as the Assistant Superintendent in the Japan District. Prior to that, Dr. Miller was the Chief of Staff in the Japan DSO, principal at Kadena Middle School in Okinawa Japan and the assistant principal at both Kadena Middle and at Edgren High School in Misawa Japan. Dr. Miller's first DoDEA appointment was as a teacher at Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Dr. Miller earned her under graduate degree in Human Development and Consumer Sciences from the University of Houston and then began to work for the Alvin Independent School District teaching Home Economics. She returned to U of H to earn a Masters Degree in Occupational Education while she served as the Director of the Single-Parent Program at Alvin High School.After joining DoDEA, Dr. Miller earned a Masters in Guidance and Counseling. She then earned her doctorate from the University of Sarasota; her area of emphasis was educational leadership
Dr. Miller has always made it a priority to encourage students toward life-long learning, self-advocacy, and self-responsibility. While Dr.Miller's role has expanded to include district-wide concerns, she remains dedicated to a "people first" philosophy. Students, parents, educators, and community members will find an open door and a listening ear.
Dr. Miller is a member of several professional educational organizations including Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), National Association of Secondary School Principals(NASSP), and Phi Delta Kappa (PDK). Paula and her husband Justin look forward to extending their favorite leisure-time activities of traveling, gourmet cooking, and reading.