Pacific East Superintendent: Dr. Steven Bloom
Dr. Steven Bloom is a career educator with extensive teaching and administrative experience. He joined DoDEA more than 30 years ago as a special education teacher with his first assignment at Torrejón Air Base, Spain.
Bloom went on to hold a number of positions in DoDEA including Assistant Principal and Principal in DoDEA Europe, Special Education Coordinator and Chief of Curriculum in DoDDS Mediterrean, Chief of Curriculum for DoDEA Pacific and Superintendent of the Okinawa District in June 1996. Four years later, he joined the DoDEA Pacific Area Office in Okinawa where he served 10 years as Deputy Director of DoDDS Pacific before being selected as the DoDEA Pacific Guam District superintendent in June 2010.
Prior to his DoDEA career, Bloom taught special education in Florida, worked in teacher education programs at Florida Atlantic University, and served as a child development specialist with the Department of Pediatrics at the University of New Mexico. Bloom earned his undergraduate degree from Marshall University, master's degree from Florida Atlantic University, and doctorate degree from The University of New Mexico.
Bloom is a member of the American Association of School Administrators, The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Council for Exceptional Children, and Phi Delta Kappa. He presented professional papers at numerous national and international conferences including the Council for Exceptional Children and American Psychological Association. His work has also been published in Phi Delta Kappan, Journal of Mental Deficiency Research, and Rehabilitation Psychology.
With a portfolio of more than 8,000 students in 19 schools housed in six different military complexes in mainland Japan, the DoDEA Pacific East District is the largest district in the Pacific responsible for delivering high-quality pre K-12 educational programs to military communities across Japan.