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 of 2013 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.