DoDEA HQ Office of Communications

4800 Mark Center Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400

The DoDEA Communications Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts worldwide. The office coordinates press relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.

The HQ Communications Office:

Issues news releases and media advisories about DoDEA initiatives, employees and programs Produces video and television promotional and informational products marketed worldwide Maintains the DoDEA web site Designs printed promotional and informational material and graphic artwork to accompany publications, promotions and initiatives

Area Communications Offices:

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 NY/VA/PR District |
Ramey School Student Receives Girl Scout Silver Award

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

Thursday, November 6, 2014 |DoDEA KY District |
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.

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 NY/VA/PR District |
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 NC-Fort Bragg District |
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.