Acting Japan District Superintendent: Mr. Jim Journey
Mr. Jim Journey currently serves DoDEA as an Assistant Superintendent of the Japan District. Originally from Texas, Mr. Journey received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Sam Houston University. He joined DoDEA in 1989 teaching third and fourth grade as well as special education for 15 years before making the transition to principal. Mr. Journey has worked as principal in mainland Japan and Okinawa since 2002. He is joining the Japan District from Okinawa where he served as the principal for Bob Hope Primary School. Mr. Journey believes that communication is vital to the success of any operation. As a principal, he focused on creating an environment where students are comfortable coming to school and challenged to do their best every day. He encourages parents to be active partners in their children's education. Mr. Journey is excited to join the Japan District and to work with each school to ensure that students are encouraged to strive to reach their maximum potential.