DoDEA Europe

South District Office

DSN: (314) 637-8512
Local: 0444-61-8512
From U.S.:011-39-0444-61-8512
Fax: 0444-71-7391
Fax from U.S.: 011-39-0444-71-8460

Mailing Address:
Superintendent of Schools
Mediterranean District
Unit 31401, Box 11
APO, AE 09630-0005

DSO Office: Org. Code:2400

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About Us

Welcome to the Mediterranean District, a versatile region extending from Spain to Bahrain. We are proud to serve more than 6,000 students in American military communities with command structures from the Army, Navy, Air Force and NATO. Our students have access to broad academic and extra-curricular options, while the educators serving the district schools belong to our nation's best. 

Our district's unique location enables the students to be gradually immersed in foreign languages and cultures, while adapting the communication skills that serve them well throughout their lifetime. Families have easy access to various cultural events such as Venice Carnival, colorful Spanish festivals and can visit Greek-Roman ruins in Sicily, picturesque villages in Tuscany and archeological sites in Bahrain. Ample cultural and educational experiences available for students in the Mediterranean District contribute to overall receptiveness and broad-mindedness required for every successful citizen of today.

Our Mission

To educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Our Vision

To be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which we they live.


From the Superintendent

I am delighted to welcome you to our District and join our community of learners in a quest for excellence.Together, we will continue our journey implementing the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan that is aiming to meet high educational expectations and improve organizational accountability.

As a school system, DoDEA is committed to meeting all students' academic, social and emotional needs. Students are at the heart of all we do and we are seeking ways how to alleviate the challenges they may face as a result of transitions and parental deployments.Only through shared commitment and close collaboration can we achieve the results that best serve the students' needs.

The recent years have been filled with many exciting projects and also some considerable changes. DoDEA is currently undergoing a reorganization to better meet the needs of our military families around the world. In collaboration with you, our goal is to challenge each student to maximize his or her potential and to excel academically, socially, emotionally and physically for life, college and career.

In conjunction with the reorganization, DoDEA is implementing updated education standards and curriculum. The College and Career Ready Standards (CCR) in mathematics and literacy at the elementary, middle and high school levels present shifts in instruction, more rigor and in-depth thinking opportunities for students so that each student can realize his or her fullest potential.

High-performing educators and leaders make a difference in student success. Our goal is to recruit, develop and empower a diverse, high-performing team to maximize achievement for each student. In relation to CCR, you will notice additional training days in your school's calendar as we prepare the professional staff to implement new standards. We also remain committed to the effective use of technology in classrooms along with an appropriate training.

Parental and community engagement is vital to student success and enriches their lives in this highly dynamic environment.We are working on fostering family, school and community partnerships to expand educational opportunities for all our students, in a safe environment. Strong security measures remain in place throughout the district, while being continuously attentive and monitoring potential areas of concern.

As the Superintendent, my goal is to sustain each of our sixteen schools in four countries to be high-performing within an environment of innovation, collaboration, continuous renewal and caring relationships. I am proud of our diversity that inspires excellence and innovation. The District staff is committed to building a great, enduring and responsive organization that provides appropriate resources, direction and services in pursuit of highest student achievement.

Looking forward to meeting you during my school visits,

Kent Worford


Mediterranean District