For Immediate Release — May 8, 2014 | Pacific
Lawrence Torres III: Public Affairs Specialist | 644-5786
OKINAWA, JAPAN — May 8, 2014 — Each of the four Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific school districts recently announced their respective 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. Although competitively selected this school year, they will represent their respective districts during school year 2014-15 to align with the National Teacher of the Year Program sponsored by Council of Chief State School Officers.
The following DoDEA Pacific teachers were selected:
The overall DoDEA Teacher of the Year will be selected from among all district candidates and announcement before the end of the current school year.
The DoDEA Teacher of the Year moves on to represent all DoD schools in the National Teacher of the Year Program. Four finalists from across the U.S. will be named in January 2015. The National Teacher of the Year will be announced in April 2015 at a special CCSSO ceremony hosted in Washington DC.
About DoDEA's Teacher of the Year Program:
The annual DoDEA Teacher of the Year Program honors educators who have made an exceptional difference in the lives of their students and provided inspiration to their peers. The purpose of the DoDEA Teacher of the Year program is to recognize and promote excellence in education. http://www.dodea.edu/teachers/DoDEATeacherOfTheYear.cfm
About DoDEA Pacific:
The first organized schools for the children of U.S. military personnel serving in the Pacific were established in 1946 during post-World War II reconstruction. Throughout the decades, DoD schools evolved to become a comprehensive and high-performing K-12 school system solely dedicated to educating the children of America's heroes.
Today, DoDEA Pacific's 50 schools serve approximately 23,500 children of U.S. military-connected families stationed throughout the Pacific theater. The DoDEA Pacific teaching, administrative and school support team includes more than 3,400 full-time professionals. The schools are geographically organized into four districts: Guam, Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.
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