Dr. Nancy C. Bresell

Director, DoDDS Europe
Dr. Nancy C. Bresell

Dr. Nancy Bresell

Dr. Nancy Bresell returns to the DoDDS-Europe schools this 2009-2010 school year to serve as Director for the five European school districts comprising 81 schools. In this capacity she oversees the operations for dependents education in Europe, Turkey, and Brahrain. Dr. Bresell is responsible to the Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity.

Since 1997 she served as the Director for the DoDDS-Pacific schools. In this capacity she oversaw the educational and support operations for DoD dependents education in the Japan, Korea, and Okinawa school districts, directed the development of educational policy in the Pacific area, and oversaw curriculum, instruction, and assessment for DoDDS-Pacific schools. Additionally, Dr. Bresell had oversight of the Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) Guam District.

Prior to her assignment as Director, Dr. Bresell served as Deputy Director for DoDDS Pacific. In her career with DoDDS, she has held several administrative positions including superintendent of schools for DoDDS Japan and Wuerzburg districts, as well as principal, assistant principal, special education coordinator, and personnel specialist in DoDDS Germany.

Dr. Bresell taught graduate level courses for the National College of Education, master of teaching program. Professionally she has been selected to participate in the Academy of Fellows, a prestigious group of educational administrators, and in the Superintendents' Work Conference at Columbia University. She was recognized by Phi Delta Kappa with their Member of the Year Award in 1992 for her professional leadership and contributions to education in Germany.

Dr. Bresell graduated Cum Laude and "With Honors in Psychology" from Lake Erie College, Ohio. She received her master's degree in elementary and special education from Lehigh University, Pennsylvania. She earned her doctorate from the University of Southern California in educational administration and supervision.

A native of Claremont, New Hampshire, Dr. Bresell began her teaching career in Pennsylvania. Her first appointment with DoDDS was as a learning disabilities teacher in Mainz, Germany, in 1976.

DoDEA Americas


Dr. Beth Middlemiss

Dr. Beth Middlemiss

Interim Director, DoDEA Americas (DDESS)


Dr. Fran Austin

DDESS Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment


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

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 Curtis

Dr. Linda L. Curtis

DoDEA Pacific Director

Dr. Joyce Lutrey

Dr. Joyce Lutrey

Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment


District Superintendents



Dr. Irby Miller

Korea District Superintendent

Dr. Steven Bloom

Dr. Steven Bloom

DoDEA Pacific/DDESS-Guam District


Mr. Mike Thompson

Okinawa District Superintendent


Ms. Lois J. Rapp

Japan District Superintendent