Dr. Linda L. Curtis

Dr. Linda Curtis

Linda L. Curtis
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Dr. Linda Curtis was selected as DoDEA's Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics on August 5, 2015.

As DoDEA's Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics, Dr. Curtis is responsible for the instructional and educational programs in DoDEA's 172 schools and over 74,000 military connected students worldwide. She oversees personnel operations involving more than 15,000 DoDEA employees who support military families overseas and in the United States and its territories.

Prior to her appointment as Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics, Dr. Curtis served as the Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific, where Dr. Curtis was responsible for a $375M annual budget and 50 schools located in Guam, Japan, Okinawa, and the Republic of Korea. DoDEA Pacific is composed of over 23,500 students and a cadre of 3,400 professional educators and support staff committed to providing an exemplary education to military-connected children.

Curtis served from July 2009 to August 2013 as the Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment of the Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools located in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Curtis also served from May 2011 to October 2012 as the Interim Director of DDESS and was responsible for approximately 26,000 students in 65 schools. During her tenure, her extensive knowledge in curriculum contributed to increased student achievement across the DoD schools within her portfolio.

Additionally, Curtis served from 2006 to 2009 as the Deputy Director of DoDEA Europe serving 36,000 students in 81 schools. As the Superintendent of Schools from 2001 to 2006 in the Isles, United Kingdom and Brussels Districts, Curtis supervised and provided educational support to schools in England, Iceland, the Azores, Bahrain, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.

A career educator, Curtis also served as assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal and teacher in Germany and Belgium. Prior to joining DoDEA, Curtis was a teacher in Australia and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Indiana University. Additionally, she earned two master's degrees from Indiana University in school administration and elementary education with a concentration in reading and special education. In 2006, Curtis earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University.

A passionate advocate for high student achievement, Curtis is actively involved in strengthening science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities across the curriculum. She has extensive experience building partnerships between DoD schools and the military as well as universities.

Curtis is an active member of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). She also served as president and treasurer of the PDK overseas chapters.

Curtis' distinguished career includes her selection as an ASCD Outstanding Educational Leader, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Leader, and European Congress of American Parents, Teachers, and Students (ECAPTS) Principal of the Year. Additionally, under her leadership as the principal of SHAPE Elementary School in Mons, Belgium, the school earned recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

DoDEA Americas

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Dr. Christy Huddleston

DoDEA Americas Acting Director

District Superintendents

Dr. Aldridge Boone

Dr. Aldridge Argus Boone

NC: Camp Lejeune District


Dr. Emily Marsh

NC: Ft. Bragg District


Dr. Frank A. Calvano

Kentucky District


Dr. Samantha Ingram

Fort Stewart/South Carolina/DoDDS-Cuba District

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Lisa Coleman

Georgia/Alabama District (Acting)


Mr. Michael Gould

New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District

DoDEA Europe


Dr. Dell W. McMullen

DoDEA Europe Director

District Superintendents


Dr. Elizabeth Dunham

DoDEA Kaiserslautern District Superintendent with oversight of the Bavaria District


Mr. Frank Roehl

Isles District Superintendent

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Mr. Kent Worford

Mediterranean District Superintendent

DoDEA Pacific

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Ms. Lois J. Rapp

Director of Student Excellence (DSE)

District Superintendents

DoDEA Korea District Superintendent Dr. Judith Allen

Dr. Judith Allen

South Korea District

Dr. Steven Bloom

Dr. Steven Bloom

Guam District

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Jim Journey

Japan District (Acting)

Mike Thompson

Mr. Mike Thompson

Okinawa District