The DoDEA Pacific Public Affairs Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts for the Pacific to include Guam, Japan, Okinawa, South Korea. The office is responsible for media relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.
Pacific in the News
New principal at Yokosuka Middle School
Please join us in welcoming Ms. Nakeam Binyard as the new Principal of Yokosuka Middle School.
DoDEA Japan Press Release
Yokosuka, Japan | January 6, 2014
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Nakeam Binyard as the new Principal of Yokosuka Middle School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Eighteen years ago, Ms. Binyard began her educational career as a Pre Service Intern at Stephen Decatur School in Sigonilla, Italy. Following her internship, Ms. Binyard returned stateside to pursue her teaching career in South Carolina, later relocating to Georgia. Ms. Binyard’s educational experience includes the following positions: a middle school English teacher, middle/high special education teacher, special education chairperson, middle/high guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, and a District Student Services Coordinator.
Ms. Binyard earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Paine College and holds two master degrees: one in School Guidance Counseling from South Carolina State University, and one in Special Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Ms. Binyard received an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, and currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University. Ms. Binyard’ s dissertation is focused on teacher’s efficacy in middle schools, as it is aligned with the educator’s belief and actions that directs students’ achievement.
Ms. Binyard is excited about becoming Yokosuka Middle School’s new principal. Ms. Binyard is committed to collaborating with and supporting every area of the school and community. She says that her primary focus initially will be on developing collaborative relations with the students, teachers, staff and the community. Ms. Binyard, her husband, and both their children are very eager to become active Mighty Dragons! Finally, Ms. Binyard is honored and grateful for the opportunity to embrace the ongoing quest for excellence that already exists at the school.