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:

DoDEA releases for 2016


Thursday, June 23, 2016 |DoDEA Okinawa |
Air Force Association Keystone Chapter selects DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Maryanne Tirinnanzi, secondary science teacher at Lester Middle School, was recently selected as the The Air Force Association Keystone Chapter and State Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, June 16, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Receives Training Officers Consortium’s Change Management Award

Mr. Thomas Brady, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director, was recognized on June 14th at the annual Training Officers Consortium (TOC) Distinguished Service Awards Program for DoDEA’ s efforts to reorganize its structure to advance student achievement.

Wednesday, June 15, 2016 |DoDEA |
Journey named Community Superintendent for the DoDEA Guam District

DoDEA Pacific Director, Ms Lois J. Rapp has named current DoDEA Japan District Acting Superintendent Mr. Jim Journey as the Community Superintendent for the DoDEA Guam District.

Thursday, June 9, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2017 Teacher of the Year

Faith Middle School 8th grade English Language Arts teacher Kelisa Wing has been selected as the 2017 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific names 2016 Volunteer Excellence Award recipients

DoDEA Pacific Director Ms Lois Rapp recently announced the selection of the 2016 DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award winners.

Monday, June 6, 2016 |DoDEA |
Smithsonian American Art Museum holds DoDEA art contest

The Smithsonian American Art Museum recently selected four DoDEA Pacific art contest winners out of 60 worldwide submissions in the fourth annual DoDEA schools art competition.

Thursday, June 2, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Caletha Ellis Named as One of the Top History Teachers in the Nation for 2016

Caletha Ellis, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher at Lakenheath High School in the United Kingdom, has been named the 2016 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
DoDEA Announces Structural Changes in DDESS Leadership

To help students at Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools compete, succeed and thrive in whatever path they choose, DoDEA is introducing College and Career Ready standards and re-inventing the above-school-level organizational structure to support those standards. The structure of DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba will change from six districts to two districts.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Perry Named Principal of Fort Knox High School

Mr. Brian Perry has been named Principal of Fort Knox High School, at Fort Knox, KY.

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Ramey School eCYBERMISSION Team Heads to D.C. Finals

The U.S. Army announced that Las Chicas de Puerto Rico team from Ramey School in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, has been selected as one of 20 national finalists in the 14th annual eCYBERMISSION competition.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 |DoDEA |
Dr. Bloom named DoDEA Japan District Superintendent

DoDEA Pacific Director Ms Lois Rapp named Dr. Steven Bloom as the superintendent for the DoDEA Japan District.

Thursday, May 12, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Grim Named North Carolina PTA Principal of the Year

Gordon Elementary School Principal Joel Grim has been named the North Carolina PTA 2015-2016 Principal of the Year.

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Japan District student selected as 2016 US Presidential Scholar

Yuuta Kendall from Department of Defense Education Activity’s E.J. King High School was recently selected as a 2016 U.S. Presidential Scholar

Sunday, May 8, 2016 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Pacific “Mathlete” prepares for 2016 National MATHCOUNTS competition

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Lejeune High School Seniors Prepare for College

Six Lejeune High School seniors plan to carry on their fathers’ commitment to the military as they prepare to attend college either by an appointment to a military academy or with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships.

Monday, May 2, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Two Dahlgren SeaPerch Teams Qualify for Nationals

Two SeaPerch teams from Dahlgren School qualified at the Virginia Regional Competition, April 23, to compete in the national competition this month.

Friday, April 29, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students selected as Semifinalists in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Five Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students have been selected as semifinalists in the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.

Friday, April 22, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Three DoDEA schools Named 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are among the schools named as the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program. The three DoDEA Schools are: Kimberly Hampton Primary School, Fort Bragg, NC; Van Voorhis Elementary School, Fort Knox, KY; and Garmisch Elementary/Middle School, Garmisch, Germany.

Thursday, April 21, 2016 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Director promoted to Senior Executive Service

Thursday, April 21, 2016 |DoDEA |
Journey named Acting Superintendent for the DoDEA Japan District

DoDEA Pacific Director of Student Excellence Ms. Lois J. Rapp has named current DoDEA Japan District Assistant Superintendent Mr. Jim Journey as the Acting Superintendent for the DoDEA Japan District effective April 17.

Thursday, April 7, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Dr. Christy Huddleston named as DoDEA Americas Acting Director

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Christy Huddleston to a temporary appointment effective March 29 as the Acting Director for DoDEA operations in the United States and Cuba. Dr. Huddleston replaces Dr. Emily Marsh as Interim Director for DoDEA operations in the United States since July 2015.

Friday, March 25, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Director of Student Excellence selected for DoDEA Schools in the Pacific Region

Thomas M. Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced today the selection of Ms. Lois J. Rapp as the new Director of Student Excellence (DSE) for DoDEA operations in the Pacific region.

Wednesday, March 23, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Antilles High School JROTC Cadets Headed to U.S. Military Academy

Two Antilles High School (AHS) JROTC cadets have received and accepted direct appointments to the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point Class of 2020.

Friday, March 11, 2016 |DoDEA Americas |
Two DoDEA Students Named 2016 Military Child of the Year Recipients

Two students attending DoDEA Americas schools have been named recipients of Operation Homefront’s 2016 Military Child of the Year® awards.

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
Ingram to serve as future Chief of Instructional Leadership Development (CILD) for DoDEA Americas

Mr. Thomas Brady, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director, has named Dr. Samantha Ingram as the future Chief of Instructional Leadership Development (CILD), located at the newly formed Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) in Peachtree City, GA.

Sunday, February 28, 2016 |DoDEA |
Energetic, passionate DoDEA Pacific teacher becomes state-level finalist in Presidential awards program

Michael A. Pope, a Department of Defense Education Activity Japan District teacher, was selected as a state-level finalist in the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Wednesday, February 3, 2016 |DoDEA Puerto Rico Schools |
Antilles Middle School Student Wins School-Level GeoBee

Eighth grade student, Julian Olivo Santiago, won the Antilles Middle School (AMS) competition of the National Geographic Bee on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.

Tuesday, February 2, 2016 |DoDEA Ft. Campbell HS |
Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Earn Awards at Indiana University

21 Fort Campbell High School students participated in the Indiana University Model United Nations Conference held February 10-21, 2016, on the Bloomington IN campus.

Friday, January 29, 2016 |DoDEA EU-East |
Innovative Ideas Receive Funding in DoDEA Europe’s Kaiserslautern School District

The Kaiserslautern District Superintendent’s Office awarded $20,000 to support innovative teaching and learning models. $mart Money was conceived as a motivational agent to allow inspired educators to further develop innovative methods and practices for teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Wednesday, January 27, 2016 |DoDEA |
Dunham Selected as DoDEA Kaiserslautern District Superintendent

Dr. Dell McMullen, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe Director, has named Dr. Liz Dunham as the DoDEA Kaiserslautern District Superintendent.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 |DoDEA World Wide |
DODEA Students Selected for 2016 United States Senate Youth Program

Mr. Thomas Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced Kyelee Fitts, Aanand Shah and Caitlin Hertzendorf as delegates to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 5 – 12 in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific students gain leadership experience, earn awards at Harvard Model Congress Asia 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016 |DoDEA |
Shughart Middle School Students Earn 20 Scholastic Art/Photography Awards

Students from Shughart Middle School (SMS) have received 20 Scholastic Art and Photography Awards for works they entered in the Eastern/Central North Carolina Competition.

Wednesday, January 13, 2016 |DoDEA Maxwell AFB E/MS |
Maxwell AFB Elementary/Middle School Food Service to Undergo Changes

Food service at Maxwell Elementary/Middle School will undergo some changes in 2016. Part of the catalyst for change was the arrival in October 2015, of Mrs. Vicki West as the Supervisory Food Service Assistant.

Friday, January 8, 2016 |DoDEA Fort-Benning Schools |
McBride Elementary School Robotics Team Excels at Regional Competition

McBride Elementary School's robotics team competed and won the overall trophy for Programming at the event in the First LEGO League (FLL) Middle Georgia Regional Qualifier in Byron, GA, in December.