District News

DoDEA Americas Public Affairs Office

700 Westpark Drive
Peachtree City GA, 30269

Phone: 678-364-8044
Fax: 770-632-8720

Public Affairs supports both internal and external customers through:

  • development of news releases and Director's messages.
  • coordinating and facilitating media relations.
  • providing public relations training and guidance to Superintendents.

Americas Press Releases

Releases for 2012

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | DoDEA White ES |
White ES Students Take Robotics Championship

The Roaring Lions Robotics Team took first place Dec. 1, at Columbus (Ga.) State University

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | DoDEA Americas |
Cabezas Named Superintendent for Georgia/Alabama District

Dr. Christy Cabezas was selected and has accepted the Georgia/Alabama District Superintendent’s position.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | DoDEA Ft. Campbell HS |
Fort Campbell High School Student Named Semifinalist in 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program

Fort Campbell High School senior Jordan Gibbs-Francis has been named a semifinalist in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | DoDEA Jackson ES |
Shelton Named Jackson Elementary School Principal

Ms. Linda Shelton has been named principal of Jackson Elementary School, at Fort Campbell, KY. She is currently an assistant principal at Ramey School, aboard Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Monday, July 30, 2012 | DoDEA Pinckney ES |
Crandle Named Pinckney Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Annie H. Crandle will serve as principal of Pinckney Elementary School. She most recently served as an assistant superintendent for school improvement with the Fairfield County, SC schools.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | DoDEA Puerto Rico Schools |
Balilo Named Assistant Superintendent of New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District

Mrs. Helen Balilo has been named assistant superintendent for the New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico District. She will reside in Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | DoDEA Elliott ES |
Leeks Named Elliott Elementary School Principal

Ms. Latonya Leeks will take the reins as principal of Elliott Elementary School, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. She fills the vacancy created as Ms. Vicky Parr leaves to become principal of Bolden Elementary/Middle School.

Friday, June 29, 2012 | DoDEA Fort-Benning Schools |
Fort Benning Schools Receive 2012 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award

Fort Benning schools in the Georgia/Alabama District received the 2012 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award as a Recognized Partnership awarded by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC).

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | DoDEA Wassom MS |
Butts Named Principal of Wassom Middle School

Clarksville native, Mrs. Kimberly Butts, has been named principal of Wassom Middle School at Fort Campbell, KY.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | DoDEA Stowers ES |
Sterry Named Stowers Elementary School Principal

Mr. Scott L. Sterry has been named principal of Stowers Elementary School, at Fort Benning, GA. Current Principal Angie McPherson has announced her plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2011-2012 school year.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | DoDEA Dexter ES |
Knight Named Dexter Elementary School Principal

Dr. Ronald J. Knight, Jr., has been named principal of Dexter Elementary School, at Fort Benning, GA. Dr. Matthew Kralevich, current principal, has accepted a position with DoDDS-Europe in Bavaria.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | DoDEA Faith MS |
Perkins Named Faith Middle School Principal

Mr. Daniel Perkins has been named principal of Faith Middle School, at Fort Benning, GA. Current Principal Angie Cotton has accepted a position with DoDDS-Europe.

Monday, June 4, 2012 | DoDEA Ramey Unit School |
Ramey School Receives National Recognition

Ramey School is being honored for outstanding achievement by The GLOBE Program for successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded From Learning to Research (L2R) project.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | DoDEA Fort-Benning Schools |
Fort Benning Schools/Partners Earn Awards

Fort Benning’s schools shared top awards with their partners at the Partners In Education (PIE) Annual Awards Banquet recently in Columbus.

Monday, April 30, 2012 | DoDEA KY District |
Gerstner Named Kentucky District Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Gary Gerstner has been named Assistant Superintendent for the Kentucky District and will assume his new position on August 1, 2012. Mr. Gerstner will fill the vacancy which will be created when Dr. Jo Blease retires at the end of the 2011/2012 school year.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 | DoDEA Antilles HS | HQ Feature
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.

Friday, March 30, 2012 | DoDEA Quantico Schools |
Ransom Named Burrows Elementary School Principal

Susan Ransom comes to DDESS from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe (DoDDS-Europe) in Germany, where she served as principal of Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School.