Dr. Fran Austin

Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment
Dr. Fran Austin

Dr. Fran Austin

Dr. Austin has most recently served as the acting Deputy Director of CIA since September 2013, supervising and monitoring all DDESS Area Pre-Kindergarten-Grade 12 programs. Prior to that she had served as the Assistant Deputy Director for CIA since January 2012. She came to the ASC as an Instructional Systems Specialist (ISS) in support of leadership, mathematics, social studies and early childhood education. Dr. Austin's career includes three Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) overseas assignments in England, Turkey and Sicily with service as a gifted education teacher and an administrator. Before joining the Department of Defense Schools, she taught in the public school systems in North and South Carolina.

 Dr. Frances Austin is a native of North Carolina. She earned a Bachelor's of Art Degree in Elementary Education from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. She graduated from Winthrop University with a Master's Degree in Educational Administration and Instruction, and earned a Doctorate Degree in Educational Administration from Oklahoma State University.

Dr Austin's experience at the district, area and headquarters' levels working with the military community, parents, administrators and teachers will serve her well in her assignment as the Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

DoDEA Americas

Dr. Beth Middlemiss

Dr. Beth Middlemiss

Interim Director, DoDEA Americas

District Superintendents

Dr. Aldridge Boone

Dr. Aldridge Argus Boone

NC: Camp Lejeune District

Dr. Cabrezas

Dr. Christy Cabezas

Georgia/Alabama District


Dr. Emily Marsh

NC: Fort Bragg District


Dr. Frank A. Calvano

Kentucky District


Dr. Samantha Ingram

Fort Stewart/South Carolina/DoDDS-Cuba District


Mr. Michael Gould

New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District


Dr. Joan C. Islas

Dr. Joan Islas

Acting Director, DoDEA Europe

District Superintendents


Dr. Dell W. McMullen

Kaiserslautern District


Dr. Elizabeth Dunham

Bavaria District Superintendent


Mr. Frank Roehl

Isles District Superintendent

Kent Worford-th

Mr. Kent Worford

Mediterranean District Superintendent

DoDEA Pacific


Dr. Linda L. Curtis

DoDEA Pacific Director

District Superintendents

DoDEA Korea District Superintendent Dr. Judith Allen

Dr. Judith Allen

Dr. Judith Allen Superintendent Korea District

Dr. Steven Bloom

Dr. Steven Bloom

DoDEA Pacific/DDESS-Guam District


Mr. Mike Thompson

Okinawa District Superintendent


Ms. Lois J. Rapp

Japan District Superintendent