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 2015


Tuesday, August 25, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Begins School Year 2015-2106

Nearly 75,000 students are beginning the 2015-2016 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Changes in Educational Leadership

Thomas M. Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced today the selection of Dr. Linda L. Curtis, current Area Director of DoDEA Pacific Schools, as the new DoDEA Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics. Brady named Dr. Gael Coyle, current Pacific Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, as Acting Area Director of DoDEA Pacific Schools.

Saturday, August 1, 2015 |DoDEA KY District |
Joyner Promoted to Principal of Van Voorhis Elementary School

Ms. Angelique Joyner has been promoted to Principal of Van Voorhis Elementary School, at Fort Knox, KY

Friday, July 31, 2015 |DoDEA Americas |
Dr. Emily Marsh named as DoDEA Americas Acting Director

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Emily Kyser Marsh to a temporary appointment effective July 31 as the Acting Director for DoDEA operations in the Americas. Dr. Marsh will replace Dr. Elizabeth Middlemiss, who has been serving as Interim Director for DoDEA operations in the Americas since October 2012.

Thursday, July 30, 2015 |DoDEA NC-Camp Lejeune District |
Shriner Promoted to Principal of Heroes Elementary School

Mrs. Linda K. Shriner has been promoted to Principal of Heroes Elementary School, aboard Camp Lejeune, NC.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015 |DoDEA NY/VA/PR District |
Giraud Named Principal of Antilles Middle School

Mrs. Giraud comes to Antilles Middle School from the Okinawa District in DoDDS-Pacific, where she had served as Assistant Principal of Ryukyu Middle School since 2009.

Thursday, July 23, 2015 |DoDEA Maxwell AFB E/MS |
Hernandez Named Principal of Maxwell Elementary/Middle School

Mr. Paul Hernandez has been selected as Principal of Maxwell Elementary/Middle School, on Maxwell Air Force Base, AL.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
New Director Selected for DoDEA Schools in Europe

Thomas M. Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA),  announced today the selection of Dr. Dell W. McMullen as the new Director of DoDEA Schools in Europe.

Thursday, July 9, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to recognize two DoDEA teachers as national awardees of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 |DoDEA Pinckney ES |
Griffin Named Principal of C.C. Pinckney Elementary School

Mrs. Griffin comes to Pinckney Elementary School from Illesheim Elementary School, Germany, where she had served as principal since 2008.

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 |DoDEA Stowers ES |
Parks Named Principal of Stowers Elementary School

Ms. Debbie Parks has been selected as Principal of Stowers Elementary School, at Fort Benning, GA

Wednesday, July 8, 2015 |DoDEA Pierce Terrace ES |
McClain Named Principal of Pierce Terrace Elementary School

Dr. McClain comes to Pierce Terrace Elementary School from Antilles Middle School, on Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, where she was principal. She also served as principal at Van Vooris Elementary School at Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
“Schooling with Uncle Sam” Exhibit Opens Friday

"Schooling with Uncle Sam" Opens at Special Collections Library on July 11 Exhibit Tells the Story of Schools and Students on Military Bases Across the World.

Friday, June 12, 2015 |DoDEA Ft. Knox HS |
Fort Knox High School JROTC Cadet Received Leadership Award

JROTC Cadet Matthew Rivera earned the distinguished Leadership Award at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge held at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY

Friday, June 12, 2015 |DoDEA SC/Ft. Stewart/Cuba District |
Reiss Named Assistant Superintendent of South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District

Ms. Reiss comes to the District Superintendent’s Office at Fort Stewart from Seoul, Korea, where she was principal of Seoul American High School.

Thursday, June 11, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific “Mathletes” compete in 2015 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition

Department of Defense Pacific Activity “Mathletes” Annette Belleman from Edgren Middle/High School and Joshua Lovejoy from Seoul American Middle School attended the 2015 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Boston May 7-10.

Monday, June 8, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific students earn opportunity to compete in 2015 National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Friday, May 29, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2016 Teacher of the Year

Crossroads Elementary School teacher, Mary Hansen has been selected as the 2016 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA scholars at Lester Middle School make history through science

Saturday, May 2, 2015 |DoDEA NY/VA/PR District |
NY-VA-PR District Named a College Board Advanced Placement District of the Year

District recognized for increasing AP® access and performance, particularly for traditionally underrepresented minority students.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are among the winners of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program.

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are among the winners of the U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program. Charles P. Murray Elementary School and Wiesbaden Middle School were named by the Secretary of Education in an announcement on You Tube.

Sunday, April 19, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
2015 Far East LinguaFest: an adventure in any language

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 |DoDEA Kaiserslautern District |
Kaiserslautern District Superintendent to Attend National Meeting of Innovative School Leaders

Kaiserslautern District Superintendent Dell McMullen will join a select group of national education leaders to share ideas and develop action plans for using technology to support teaching and learning.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 |DoDEA West Point MS |
Shea Named West Point Middle School Principal

Mr. Shea comes to West Point Middle School from Feltwell Elementary School, Lakenheath Air Force Base, England. He has served successfully at every level – as a classroom teacher, school improvement chair, assistant principal and principal.

Thursday, April 9, 2015 |DoDEA GA/AL District |
Coleman Named Assistant Superintendent of Georgia/Alabama District

Mrs. Coleman comes to the GA/AL District Office from the Phenix City Schools, in Phenix City, AL where she was serving as the district Director of Curriculum and Instruction and Federal Programs for grades Pre-K through 12.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific “Mathletes” prepare for 2015 National MATHCOUNTS competition

Tuesday, March 31, 2015 |DoDEA Shughart MS |
Shughart Middle School's National History Day Team to Compete at State

Six Shughart Middle School National History Day (NHD) team members will head to the state competition April 25.

Monday, March 30, 2015 |DoDEA Antilles MS |
Antilles Middle School MATHCOUNTS Students Headed to Nationals

Antilles MS mathematics team made a strong showing at the Puerto Rico State Finals held March 21, at the Polytechnic University in Hato Ray, PR

Monday, March 30, 2015 |DoDEA Antilles HS |
Antilles High School JROTC Students Invited to Military Academy Internships

Four AHS JROTC Army cadets will attend military academy internships.

Thursday, March 19, 2015 |DoDEA Americas |
Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Earn Record Number of Awards

Twenty-five Fort Campbell High School students participated in Indiana University's Model United Nations competition.

Thursday, March 5, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
Edgren High School Nurse Selected as OSHNA School Nurse of the Year

MISAWA AIR BASE, Japan — Karen Baker, a school nurse with the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific’s Edgren High School, was recently selected as the Overseas School Health Nurses Association 2015 School Nurse of the Year.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015 |DoDEA W.T. Sampson ES/HS |
W. T. Sampson Students Excel in Model United Nations Competition

In their first time participating and competing in a Model United Nations (MUN), four W.T. Sampson students won awards in a recent MUN Conference.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 |DoDEA Europe |
DoDEA Educator to Tour Peruvian Schools

The NEA Foundation named Alina Rozanski, a 6-8 grade Choir teacher at Netzaberg Middle School in Grafenwoehr, Germany, as a 2015 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow. With this honor, Rozanski joins a unique class of 33 award-winning public school educators who will spend a year building their global competency skills, or the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
Competition increases for 2015 DoDEA Pacific “Mathletes”

OKINAWA, Japan — More than 80 students from 22 DoDEA Pacific schools in Japan, Okinawa and South Korea participated in the MATHCOUNTS 2015 Pacific Chapter Competition on Feb. 4

Tuesday, February 10, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Student Selected to Prestigious United States Senate Youth Program

Monday, January 26, 2015 |DoDEA Americas |
Shughart Middle School Students Win Scholastic Art/Photography Awards

Students from Shughart Middle School received Scholastic Art and Photography awards.

Saturday, January 24, 2015 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific students gain international government leadership experience at Harvard Model Congress Asia 2015

Friday, January 9, 2015 |DoDEA Europe |
Islas Named as Interim DoDEA Europe Director

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Joan Islas to a temporary appointment beginning on January 3 as the Interim Director for DoDEA operations in Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East, following the recent retirement of longtime Area Director, Dr. Nancy Bresell.

Monday, January 5, 2015 |DoDEA World Wide |
DODEA Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program - Students Headed to Washington and to Receive $5,000 Scholarship-

Mr. Thomas Brady, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity, today announced Thomas Harwood and David Neaverth as delegates to the 53rd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 7 – 14, 2015 in Washington, D.C.