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DoDEA Pacific Press Releases

Friday, December 2, 2016 |DoDEA Camp Lejeune Schools |
Lejeune High School Senior Named Commended Student In 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

Lejeune High School senior Caleb Harding has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, Lejeune High School Principal Eric Steimel announced today.

Friday, December 2, 2016 |DoDEA Camp Lejeune Schools |
LHS Senior to Attend Stockholm University Nobel Week

Nadia Cunningham has been selected as one of 25 participants to attend the Stockholm University Nobel Week events in Stockholm, Sweden.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016 |DoDEA |
MCB Quantico MS/HS Head Football Coach Roy Named Washington Redskins 2016 High School Coach of the Year

Head football coach of the Marine Corps Base Quantico Middle/High School Warriors, retired Marine Lt. Col. Paul Roy, has been named the Washington Redskins 2016 High School Coach of the Year.

Tuesday, November 8, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Five Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Earn Awards Vanderbilt University

Thirty-six Fort Campbell High School students participated in the Vanderbilt University Model UN Conference held Nov. 4-6, 2016.

Friday, October 28, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Ranks with Top Performing States in the Nation on the 2016 NAEP Science Assessment

The results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 4th and 8th grade science show that Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students rank among the best performing in the nation.

Friday, October 21, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Fort Campbell High School Seniors Named Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winners

Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Fort Campbell High School (FCHS) seniors Nataliah Whetstone and Deonte Mayfield and their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.

Friday, September 30, 2016 |DoDEA Bowley ES |
Bowley Elementary School Named 2016 - 2018 National PTA School of Excellence

Bowley ES is one among 173 schools and PTAs receiving this honor for their leadership and accomplishments nationwide in building strong, effective family-school partnerships.

Friday, September 30, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2016 SAT® Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA’s) mean combined score on the 2016 SAT was nearly 30 points higher than the national average.

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
U.S. Department of Education Selects Three DoDEA Schools for 2016 National Blue Ribbon School Award

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized today by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Americas Teachers Honored in Math & Science

Four DoDEA Americas teachers have been named state-level winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Monday, September 19, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
The American Geographical Society Names Ms. Megan Youness, as a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow

The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Ms. Megan Youness of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Virtual High School as an AGS Geography Teacher Fellow for 2016. As part of the recognition as a Teacher Fellow, Ms. Youness will attend and participate in the AGS Fall 2016 Symposium “Envisioning a Sustainable Planet” in New York City on November 17 and 18, 2016.

Friday, September 9, 2016 |DoDEA Camp Lejeune Schools |
Gilliard Named Brewster Middle School Principal

Ms. Sheila Gilliard has been named Principal of Brewster Middle School aboard Camp Lejeune, NC.

Friday, September 9, 2016 |DoDEA Puerto Rico |
Strait Named Ramey School Principal

Mr. James Strait has been named Principal of Ramey School aboard Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico.

Friday, September 9, 2016 |DoDEA Camp Lejeune Schools |
Nelson Named Johnson Primary School Principal

Mr. Timothy Nelson has been named Principal of Johnson Primary School aboard Camp Lejeune, NC.

Thursday, September 1, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Celebrates 70th Anniversary

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) celebrates its 70th anniversary of our overseas operation during the 2016-2017 School Year, continuing the tradition of excellence in education that began on October 14, 1946.

Monday, August 29, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Begins School Year 2016 - 2017

Nearly 73,000 students are beginning the 2016-2017 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world

Monday, August 22, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
President Obama Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers

President Obama today named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC on September 8.

Monday, August 22, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
New Human Resources Director Named

I am happy to announce the appointment of Ms. Christine Megee as Director of Human Resources (HR)

Friday, August 19, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Burk Named Pierce Terrace Elementary Principal

Dr. Raymond Burk has been named Principal of Pierce Terrace Elementary School at Fort Jackson, SC, in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Southeast District.

Friday, August 12, 2016 |DoDEA Fort-Knox Schools |
Fort Knox High School JROTC Cadet Receives Leadership Award

Fort Knox High School JROTC Cadet Chasidy Parks earned the distinguished Leadership Award at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge.

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $55.5 Million in Grants to Military Connected Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $55.5 million in grants to highly military impacted school districts through the Fiscal Year 2016 Grants to Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Program (MCASP).

Monday, August 1, 2016 |DoDEA |
Two Outstanding Department of Defense Education Activity High School Students Will be Selected to Spend a Week in Washington Observing the Federal Government in Action

Two outstanding Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) high school students will be selected to spend a week in Washington observing the federal government in action. The two DoDEA students will join 102 other delegates March 4 —11, 2017 for the program’s 55th annual Washington Week.

Wednesday, July 20, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
U.S. Secretary of Education Honors Three DoDEA Schools Among 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Christine Harada, and Deputy Director of the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council Anisa Baldwin-Metzger joined U.S. Secretary of Education John King today to congratulate Kimberly Hampton Primary School, Fort Bragg, NC; Van Voorhis Elementary School, Fort Knox, KY; and Garmisch Elementary/Middle School, Garmisch, Germany on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.

Monday, July 11, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Fort Campbell High School Student One of 100 Selected to Attend Girls Nation

FCHS student Ms. Isha Cheaye was selected by her peers as 1 of 2 girls chosen to represent Kentucky at Girls Nation, July 23-30, 2016, in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Receives Training Officers Consortium’s Change Management Award

Mr. Thomas Brady, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director, was recognized on June 14th at the annual Training Officers Consortium (TOC) Distinguished Service Awards Program for DoDEA’ s efforts to reorganize its structure to advance student achievement.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2017 Teacher of the Year

Faith Middle School 8th grade English Language Arts teacher Kelisa Wing has been selected as the 2017 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Caletha Ellis Named as One of the Top History Teachers in the Nation for 2016

Caletha Ellis, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher at Lakenheath High School in the United Kingdom, has been named the 2016 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Perry Named Principal of Fort Knox High School

Mr. Brian Perry has been named Principal of Fort Knox High School, at Fort Knox, KY.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Ramey School eCYBERMISSION Team Heads to D.C. Finals

The U.S. Army announced that Las Chicas de Puerto Rico team from Ramey School in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, has been selected as one of 20 national finalists in the 14th annual eCYBERMISSION competition.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Grim Named North Carolina PTA Principal of the Year

Gordon Elementary School Principal Joel Grim has been named the North Carolina PTA 2015-2016 Principal of the Year.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Japan District student selected as 2016 US Presidential Scholar

Yuuta Kendall from Department of Defense Education Activity’s E.J. King High School was recently selected as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Monday, May 2, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Two Dahlgren SeaPerch Teams Qualify for Nationals

Two SeaPerch teams from Dahlgren School qualified at the Virginia Regional Competition, April 23, to compete in the national competition this month.

Friday, April 29, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students selected as Semifinalists in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Five Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students have been selected as semifinalists in the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Friday, April 22, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Three DoDEA schools Named 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are among the schools named as the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program. The three DoDEA Schools are: Kimberly Hampton Primary School, Fort Bragg, NC; Van Voorhis Elementary School, Fort Knox, KY; and Garmisch Elementary/Middle School, Garmisch, Germany.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Director promoted to Senior Executive Service

Thursday, April 7, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Dr. Christy Huddleston named as DoDEA Americas Acting Director

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Christy Huddleston to a temporary appointment effective March 29 as the Acting Director for DoDEA operations in the United States and Cuba. Dr. Huddleston replaces Dr. Emily Marsh as Interim Director for DoDEA operations in the United States since July 2015.

Friday, March 25, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Director of Student Excellence selected for DoDEA Schools in the Pacific Region

Thomas M. Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced today the selection of Ms. Lois J. Rapp as the new Director of Student Excellence (DSE) for DoDEA operations in the Pacific region.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Antilles High School JROTC Cadets Headed to U.S. Military Academy

Two Antilles High School (AHS) JROTC cadets have received and accepted direct appointments to the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point Class of 2020.

Friday, March 11, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Two DoDEA Students Named 2016 Military Child of the Year Recipients

Two students attending DoDEA Americas schools have been named recipients of Operation Homefront’s 2016 Military Child of the Year® awards.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Ingram to serve as future Chief of Instructional Leadership Development (CILD) for DoDEA Americas

Mr. Thomas Brady, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director, has named Dr. Samantha Ingram as the future Chief of Instructional Leadership Development (CILD), located at the newly formed Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) in Peachtree City, GA.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 |DoDEA Ft. Campbell HS |
Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Earn Awards at Indiana University

21 Fort Campbell High School students participated in the Indiana University Model United Nations Conference held February 10-21, 2016, on the Bloomington IN campus.

Friday, January 29, 2016 |DoDEA EU-East |
Innovative Ideas Receive Funding in DoDEA Europe’s Kaiserslautern School District

The Kaiserslautern District Superintendent’s Office awarded $20,000 to support innovative teaching and learning models. $mart Money was conceived as a motivational agent to allow inspired educators to further develop innovative methods and practices for teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 |DoDEA |
Dunham Selected as DoDEA Kaiserslautern District Superintendent

Dr. Dell McMullen, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe Director, has named Dr. Liz Dunham as the DoDEA Kaiserslautern District Superintendent.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific students gain leadership experience, earn awards at Harvard Model Congress Asia 2016

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DODEA Students Selected for 2016 United States Senate Youth Program

Mr. Thomas Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced Kyelee Fitts, Aanand Shah and Caitlin Hertzendorf as delegates to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 5 – 12 in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 |DoDEA |
Shughart Middle School Students Earn 20 Scholastic Art/Photography Awards

Students from Shughart Middle School (SMS) have received 20 Scholastic Art and Photography Awards for works they entered in the Eastern/Central North Carolina Competition.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 |DoDEA Maxwell AFB E/MS |
Maxwell AFB Elementary/Middle School Food Service to Undergo Changes

Food service at Maxwell Elementary/Middle School will undergo some changes in 2016. Part of the catalyst for change was the arrival in October 2015, of Mrs. Vicki West as the Supervisory Food Service Assistant.

Friday, December 4, 2015 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces Changes in Fort Rucker Schools

A project to replace both Fort Rucker Elementary and Primary schools will begin once Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 MILCON funding is appropriated, as part of a MILCON program that began in FY 2010 to replace aging DoDEA schools.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
Past DoDEA Teacher of the Year Sarah Loomis Recognized as Global Leader in Using Technology to Transform Education

Sarah Loomis, an Educational Technologist from Kaiserslautern Elementary School (Germany) was announced today as a Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Expert, joining the more than 5,600 educators in the MIE program worldwide. Each year, Microsoft selects innovative educator experts to share ideas, try new approaches and learn from each other through a global community dedicated to improving student outcomes through technology.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 |DoDEA Fort-Benning Schools |
DoDEA Announces Changes in Fort Benning Schools

Fort Benning's McBride and White Elementary schools will be replaced and Loyd Elementary school will close at the end of the 2015-2016 school year.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015 |DoDEA Fort-Campbell Schools |
Jackson, Lincoln and Barkley Elementary Schools to Close at End of Current School Year

A Military Construction (MILCON) program begun in Fiscal Year 2010 to replace aging Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools, will close Jackson, Lincoln and Barkley Elementary schools at Fort Campbell, KY, at the end of this 2015-2016 school year.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Ranks with Top Performing States in the Nation on the 2015 NAEP

The results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 4th and 8th grade reading and mathematics show that Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students rank among the best performing in the nation.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015 |DoDEA |
U.S. Department of Education Selects Three DoDEA Schools

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2015 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Friday, September 18, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Fiscal Year 2015 Grant Awards Announced

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership has awarded 56 grants in Fiscal Year 2015 to support 298 schools across the United States with a significant military-connected student population.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Begins School Year 2015-2106

Nearly 75,000 students are beginning the 2015-2016 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Changes in Educational Leadership

Thomas M. Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced today the selection of Dr. Linda L. Curtis, current Area Director of DoDEA Pacific Schools, as the new DoDEA Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics. Brady named Dr. Gael Coyle, current Pacific Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, as Acting Area Director of DoDEA Pacific Schools.

Saturday, August 1, 2015 |DoDEA |
Joyner Promoted to Principal of Van Voorhis Elementary School

Ms. Angelique Joyner has been promoted to Principal of Van Voorhis Elementary School, at Fort Knox, KY

Friday, July 31, 2015 |DoDEA Americas |
Dr. Emily Marsh named as DoDEA Americas Acting Director

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Emily Kyser Marsh to a temporary appointment effective July 31 as the Acting Director for DoDEA operations in the Americas. Dr. Marsh will replace Dr. Elizabeth Middlemiss, who has been serving as Interim Director for DoDEA operations in the Americas since October 2012.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 |DoDEA |
Shriner Promoted to Principal of Heroes Elementary School

Mrs. Linda K. Shriner has been promoted to Principal of Heroes Elementary School, aboard Camp Lejeune, NC.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 |DoDEA |
Giraud Named Principal of Antilles Middle School

Mrs. Giraud comes to Antilles Middle School from the Okinawa District in DoDDS-Pacific, where she had served as Assistant Principal of Ryukyu Middle School since 2009.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 |DoDEA Maxwell AFB E/MS |
Hernandez Named Principal of Maxwell Elementary/Middle School

Mr. Paul Hernandez has been selected as Principal of Maxwell Elementary/Middle School, on Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to recognize two DoDEA teachers as national awardees of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

Thursday, July 9, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
New Director Selected for DoDEA Schools in Europe

Thomas M. Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA),  announced today the selection of Dr. Dell W. McMullen as the new Director of DoDEA Schools in Europe.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 |DoDEA Pinckney ES |
Griffin Named Principal of C.C. Pinckney Elementary School

Mrs. Griffin comes to Pinckney Elementary School from Illesheim Elementary School, Germany, where she had served as principal since 2008.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 |DoDEA Pierce Terrace ES |
McClain Named Principal of Pierce Terrace Elementary School

Dr. McClain comes to Pierce Terrace Elementary School from Antilles Middle School, on Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, where she was principal. She also served as principal at Van Vooris Elementary School at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 |DoDEA Stowers ES |
Parks Named Principal of Stowers Elementary School

Ms. Debbie Parks has been selected as Principal of Stowers Elementary School, at Fort Benning, GA

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
“Schooling with Uncle Sam” Exhibit Opens Friday

"Schooling with Uncle Sam" Opens at Special Collections Library on July 11 Exhibit Tells the Story of Schools and Students on Military Bases Across the World.

Friday, June 12, 2015 |DoDEA |
Reiss Named Assistant Superintendent of South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District

Ms. Reiss comes to the District Superintendent’s Office at Fort Stewart from Seoul, Korea, where she was principal of Seoul American High School.

Friday, June 12, 2015 |DoDEA Ft. Knox HS |
Fort Knox High School JROTC Cadet Received Leadership Award

JROTC Cadet Matthew Rivera earned the distinguished Leadership Award at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge held at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY

Friday, May 29, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2016 Teacher of the Year

Crossroads Elementary School teacher, Mary Hansen has been selected as the 2016 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA scholars at Lester Middle School make history through science

Saturday, May 2, 2015 |DoDEA |
NY-VA-PR District Named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year

District recognized for increasing AP® access and performance, particularly for traditionally underrepresented minority students.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are among the winners of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program.

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are among the winners of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program. Charles P. Murray Elementary School and Wiesbaden Middle School were named by the Secretary of Education in an announcement on You Tube.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 |DoDEA EU-East |
Kaiserslautern District Superintendent to Attend National Meeting of Innovative School Leaders

Kaiserslautern District Superintendent Dell McMullen will join a select group of national education leaders to share ideas and develop action plans for using technology to support teaching and learning.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 |DoDEA West Point MS |
Shea Named West Point Middle School Principal

Mr. Shea comes to West Point Middle School from Feltwell Elementary School, Lakenheath Air Force Base, England. He has served successfully at every level – as a classroom teacher, school improvement chair, assistant principal and principal.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 |DoDEA |
Coleman Named Assistant Superintendent of Georgia/Alabama District

Mrs. Coleman comes to the GA/AL District Office from the Phenix City Schools, in Phenix City, AL where she was serving as the district Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Federal Programs for grades Pre-K through 12.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 |DoDEA Shughart MS |
Shughart Middle School's National History Day Team to Compete at State

Six Shughart Middle School National History Day (NHD) team members will head to the state competition April 25.

Monday, March 30, 2015 |DoDEA Antilles MS |
Antilles Middle School MATHCOUNTS Students Headed to Nationals

Antilles MS mathematics team made a strong showing at the Puerto Rico State Finals held March 21, at the Polytechnic University in Hato Ray, PR

Monday, March 30, 2015 |DoDEA Antilles HS |
Antilles High School JROTC Students Invited to Military Academy Internships

Four AHS JROTC Army cadets will attend military academy internships.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 |DoDEA Americas |
Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Earn Record Number of Awards

Twenty-five Fort Campbell High School students participated in Indiana University's Model United Nations competition.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 |DoDEA W.T. Sampson ES/HS |
W. T. Sampson Students Excel in Model United Nations Competition

In their first time participating and competing in a Model United Nations (MUN), four W.T. Sampson students won awards in a recent MUN Conference.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 |DoDEA Europe |
DoDEA Educator to Tour Peruvian Schools

The NEA Foundation named Alina Rozanski, a 6-8 grade Choir teacher at Netzaberg Middle School in Grafenwoehr, Germany, as a 2015 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow. With this honor, Rozanski joins a unique class of 33 award-winning public school educators who will spend a year building their global competency skills, or the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.

Friday, January 9, 2015 |DoDEA Europe |
Islas Named as Interim DoDEA Europe Director

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Joan Islas to a temporary appointment beginning on January 3 as the Interim Director for DoDEA operations in Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East, following the recent retirement of longtime Area Director, Dr. Nancy Bresell.

Monday, January 5, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DODEA Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program - Students Headed to Washington and to Receive $5,000 Scholarship-

Mr. Thomas Brady, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, today announced Thomas Harwood and David Neaverth as delegates to the 53rd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 7 – 14, 2015 in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 |DoDEA Europe |
Innovative Ideas Receive Funding

The Kaiserslautern District Superintendent’s Office has awarded over $30,000 to support innovative teaching and learning models for 21st Century Schools.

Monday, December 8, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
Two Recent DoDEA Graduates Awarded Advanced Placement (AP) Scholar Awards

The Advanced Placement (AP) Program offers several AP Scholar Awards in the fall each year to recognize high school students who have demonstrated college-level achievement through AP courses and exams.

Friday, November 14, 2014 |DoDEA Americas |
Brown Named Bowley Elementary School Principal

Dr. Robin Diane Brown has been promoted to principal of Bowley Elementary School in the NC: Fort Bragg District.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
National Technology Survey of DoDEA Students, Educators and Parents Open Through December 19th

Through December 19th, more than 400,000 K-12 students, educators and parents across the nation will complete the Speak Up 2014 online survey and share their ideas about education and technology with our national leaders.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014 |DoDEA |
Bowley Elementary School Named National PTA School of Excellence

Bowley ES has been named a National PTA School of Excellence for the 2014-2016 school years. Students and faculty celebrated during a recent celebration in which the National PTA President Mr. Otha Thornton participated.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 |DoDEA |
Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Excel in Competition

Thursday, November 6, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
Former DoDEA Principal, MS. Doris C. Baker Inducted as Honorary Member of the Special Forces Regiment

Maintaining peace and security in Europe throughout the Cold War produced countless military and political heroes whose stories are well known and documented in history. Some actively sought fame and others humbly accepted the well-deserved recognition that came from service during those long and difficult years.

Thursday, November 6, 2014 |DoDEA |
Ramey School Student Receives Girl Scout Silver Award

Carmen Andrade is 1 of 33 young ladies in Puerto Rico to receive the award.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014 |DoDEA Americas |
Butler Named Assistant Superintendent for NC: Fort Bragg

With years of DoDEA leadership experience, Dr. Renee Butler takes the Assistant Superintendent reins at NC: Fort Bragg District.

Friday, October 24, 2014 |DoDEA |
DoDDS-Europe’s Kaiserslautern District participates in League of Innovative Schools meeting

Dr. Dell McMullen, Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Kaiserslautern District superintendent recently joined more than 150 innovative superintendents, school leaders, and representatives from businesses and nonprofits, in the nation’s capital for the League of Innovative Schools Fall 2014 Meeting.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $46.6 Million in Grants

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership has awarded nearly $47 million in grants to 44 military-connected public school districts to enhance academic and transition support programs.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
Two DoDEA Schools Named Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 |DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS-Europe names new Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Dr. Joan Islas has been selected as the new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 |DoDEA Heroes ES |
White Named Heroes Elementary School Principal

Dr. Kendra White has been promoted to principal of Heroes Elementary School in the North Carolina: Camp Lejeune District.

Friday, August 15, 2014 |DoDEA Europe |
SHAPE community schools to experience a transformative new school year

The day the SHAPE community has been waiting for since 2012 will soon be upon them.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 |DoDEA Brittin ES |
Davis Named Brittin Elementary School Principal

Dr. Davis comes to DoDEA from the Tucson Unified School District.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 |DoDEA Diamond ES |
Tutt Named Diamond Elementary School Principal

"Dr. Tutt brings diverse leadership experience to the position."

Friday, August 1, 2014 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific student participates in prestigious Research Science Institute at MIT

Edgren High School junior Sola Shirai is one of 80 exceptional science and math high school whizzes around the world attending the 31st annual Research Science Institute at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities from June 22 to Aug. 2.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 |DoDEA |
Kirk Named Ramey School Principal

Mr. Kenneth Kirk has been promoted to principal of Ramey School.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Students Recognized in White House Recipe Contest

Not one, but two DoDEA students have been selected to attend the White House Kids’ State Dinner as guests of the First Lady, Michelle Obama on July 18th for their award winning recipes in the 2014 Lunchtime Challenge.

Friday, June 27, 2014 |DoDEA Americas |
Smith Named Dexter Elementary School Principal

Ms. Edwina Smith has been named principal of Dexter Elementary School, at Fort Benning, in the Georgia/Alabama District. She came to the Georgia/Alabama District as an assistant principal at Faith Middle School in 2013.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Named National Merit Finalists

Four additional Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were named National Merit Scholarship Finalists this year by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Friday, May 30, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) proudly announces Kaiserslautern Elementary school teacher, Sarah Loomis as the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.

Monday, May 19, 2014 |DoDEA Americas |
Cuadrado Named Assistant Superintendent for New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District

Dr. Donato Cuadrado has been named Assistant Superintendent for the New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico District (NY/VA/PR), with a duty station at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA 2014-2015 District Teachers of the Year Announced

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces its 2014-2015 District Teachers of the Year.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 |DoDEA Americas |
Austin Named DDESS Deputy Director of CIA

Frances Austin has been named Deputy Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA), at the DDESS Area Service Center.

Friday, March 28, 2014 |DoDEA Europe |
Ramstein Middle School takes top honors in 2014 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS competition

The “Mathletes” from Ramstein Middle School walked with the top honors in the 2014 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS State Competition.

Monday, March 24, 2014 |DoDEA |
DoDDS-Europe, Kaiserslautern District Accepted into Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools

Today Digital Promise, a national, independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education, announced DoDDS-Europe, Kaiserslautern District as one of nine new members accepted into the League of Innovative Schools.

Friday, March 14, 2014 |DoDEA |
DoDDS-Europe announces top teachers for School Year 2014/2015

DoDDS-Europe officials have announced the district teachers of the year for SY 2014/2015.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 |DoDEA |
Fort Bragg Schools to Consolidate/Redistrict

One new school will replace three existing schools.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 |DoDEA Fort-Knox Schools |
DoDEA to Close Four Schools at Fort Knox

Four DoDEA schools at Ft. Knox will close at the end of School Year 2013-2014 due to a decrease in student enrollment resulting from the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

Friday, February 21, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
Read Across DoDEA Day

In conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America, all Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools will celebrate Read Across DoDEA Day, on March 3, to emphasize a global commitment to literacy for all grades.

Thursday, February 6, 2014 |DoDEA World Wide |
Student Participation in Advanced Placement Exams Increases in School Year 2012-2013

Nearly 100 more Advanced Placement (AP) exams were taken by Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students in School Year (SY) 2012-2013 over the previous school year.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 |DoDEA Maxwell AFB E/MS |
Knight Named Maxwell AFB E/MS Principal

Dr. Middlemiss announced today that Dr. Ron Knight has been named principal of Maxwell AFB Elementary and Middle School, at Maxwell AFB, Ala., in the Georgia/Alabama District.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 |DoDEA Humphreys HS |
Teaching and learning gets underway in new, state-of-the-art Humphreys Middle/High School

Oohs, aahs and similar expressions of amazement filled the hallways and classrooms of the new Humphreys Middle/High School as students entered their new, state-of-the-art school for the first time Wednesday.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 |DoDEA |
Implementation of Google Apps for Education pushes DoDDS-Europe closer to 21st Century

As advances in technology continue to mold society in how people live, work and play, reliance on internet-based technologies has grown exponentially.

Friday, November 1, 2013 |DoDEA World Wide |
Adrian B. Talley becomes Acting DoDEA Director

Adrian B. Talley, the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA’s) Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education since September 2012, is the new Acting Director of DoDEA. Mr. Talley assumes his new duties today upon the October 31 retirement of DoDEA Director, Marilee Fitzgerald.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 |DoDEA Pacific |
Three DoDEA Schools Named Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education

Three Department of Defense Education Activity Schools were recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Begins School Year 2013-2014

Nearly 83,000 students are beginning the 2013-2014 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 |DoDEA Americas |
Mood Named Faith Middle School Principal

It is with great enthusiasm that Mr. Mood comes to us from the Pacific. He is highly recommended by his superintendent, Mrs. Lois Rapp.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 |DoDEA Antilles HS |
Whittle Named Antilles High School Principal

Dr. Thomas Whittle has been named principal of Antilles High School, at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Friday, May 24, 2013 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA; USACE. Forging Partnerships. Empowering STEM

The Department of Defense Education Activity is making a commitment to further develop its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum for its students.

Friday, May 17, 2013 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Students Participate in the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition

Four Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students participated in the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C., on May 9-12.

Friday, May 3, 2013 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific “Mathlete” earns spot in national MATHCOUNTS competition

For the third straight year, Osan Middle School eighth-grade student Jonas Knudsen earned the opportunity to compete on a National stage after finishing third in the 2013 Department of Defense Dependent Schools MATHCOUNTS State Competition.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 |DoDEA Pacific |
RMS Student Advances to National Geographic Bee Championship

Department of Defense Education Activity Okinawa District is proud to announce that Patrick Lewallen, a 7th grade student at Ryukyu Middle School, obtained the highest score in the National Geographic Bee for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools worldwide.

Monday, April 15, 2013 |DoDEA Europe |
Six DoDDS Europe math and science teachers selected as finalists for Presidential award

Six teachers from Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe have been selected as finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 |DoDEA Ft. Campbell HS |
Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Continue Winning Ways

Six FCHS Model United Nations (MUN) students received awards and recognition at the Indianapolis MUN Conference competition March 13-14, 2013.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 |DoDEA Antilles HS |
Antilles High School Student, Teacher Chosen to Attend History Institute

AHS junior Charlyne Cuyar and her history teacher, Ms. Yanira Borges have been selected as one of 15 teacher-student teams who will participate in this year’s Albert H. Small Student/Teacher Institute.

Monday, March 11, 2013 |DoDEA Europe |
Vilseck High School to host International Robotics competition

On March 16, 2013, First Tech Challenge robotics teams from the European theater will converge at Vilseck High School at Rose Barracks for a robotics tournament.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 |DoDEA Europe |
With Heidelberg closure, DoDDS-Europe will reduce number of districts to four

With the scheduled closure of the military installations in Heidelberg, the Office of the District Superintendent located at Patrick Henry Village and all three schools in Heidelberg will close at the end of June 2013.

Monday, January 28, 2013 |DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS Europe selects assistant superintendents for Kaiserslautern and Bavaria districts

DoDDS Europe has selected the new assistant superintendents for the Kaiserslautern and Bavaria districts.

Monday, January 14, 2013 |DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS-Europe celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Jazz Seminar

WIESBADEN, Germany – Jan. 13-18, DoDDS Europe will conduct its 30th Jazz Seminar at Ramstein Air Base.

Monday, January 7, 2013 |DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS-Europe announces security breach in Kaiserslautern District schools

In late-October, DoDDS-Europe became aware of the theft of computer memory devices that may have included personal information related to students and sponsors from School Years 2002-03 through this school year. The devices were stolen after normal duty hours from the car of a DoDEA employee which was parked in a locked garage.

Friday, August 24, 2012 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Begins School Year 2012-13 with a Focus on Excellence

As the Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) opens doors at 194 schools throughout the world, many improvements and new programs will be under way to make this school year exceptional.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week - May 7-11, 2012

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to honor teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, in its schools around the world. This celebration, which runs May 7-11, recognizes the nation's teachers and is sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Friday, April 27, 2012 |DoDEA World Wide |
2012 DoDEA Students Participate in RSI Program

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students will attend the prestigious 29th Annual Research Science Institute (RSI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this summer.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 |DoDEA Antilles HS |
Antilles Senior Places in Junior Science, Humanities Symposium

AHS Senior Joy Ortiz has earned an expense-paid trip to Nationals in San Diego and a $1,000 scholarship for placing 3rd in the Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 |DoDEA |
Austin Named DDESS Deputy Area Superintendent

Dr. Frances Austin has been named Deputy Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Dr. Austin assumed her new duties Jan. 1, 2012.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Chief of Staff

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has selected Jay Burcham as the organization’s new Chief of Staff.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Begins School Year 2011-2012

School Year 2011-2012 is beginning for nearly 84,000 students of the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA) 194 schools around the world.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 |DoDEA Pacific |
Career educator joins the DoDEA Korea team as Assistant Superintendent for Transition

DoDEA Pacific Director Diana Ohman announced Thursday the appointment of career educator Carl Albrecht to serve as Assistant Superintendent for Transition with the DoDEA Korea school district.

Friday, February 11, 2011 |DoDEA Americas |
Purvine Named Principal of Wassom Middle School

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba announced Mr. Mark Purvine has been named principal of Fort Campbell’s Wassom Middle School.

Friday, December 17, 2010 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students will travel to Washington as delegates to the 49th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 5-12, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Monday, December 6, 2010 |DoDEA World Wide |
Aviano MHS Robotics Club to Compete in Maryland State Level of National Robotics Competition

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students from the Aviano Middle/High School Robotics Club, in Aviano, Italy will travel to the Washington, DC area to compete in the Maryland First Tech (FTC) Challenge Championship

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Continue Positive Performance on the TerraNova 3 Multiple Assessments

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students made gains in all subject areas assessed on the 2010 TerraNova, Third Edition, Multiple Assessments standardized norm-referenced test (TerraNova 3).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Students Selected as Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were selected as Semifinalists in the in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Re-launches MilitaryK12Partners Website

The Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) Educational Partnership will re-launch the MilitaryK12Partners website today. The site is located at www.militaryk12partners.dodea.edu.

Monday, September 20, 2010 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2010 SAT Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has released the results of its scores on the 2010 SAT exams.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Begins School Year with Facilities Renovation and Construction Initiative

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) begins School Year 2010-2011 with a major facilities renovation and construction initiative that will eventually result in the modernization of 134 schools worldwide.