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 2004


Friday, December 17, 2004 |DoDEA |
Maria Dee-Buchwald Named Middle/High School Assistant Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces Maria Dee-Buchwald as the 2005 DoDEA Middle/High School Assistant Principal of the Year.

Monday, November 22, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
Eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches

For the first time in nearly 25 years, the eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches in Department of Defense (DoD) schools will be calculated for families living on the economy without including their housing allowance as income.

Monday, November 8, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
2004-2005 United States Senate Youth Program finalists

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce that seniors from Kadena High School, Pusan High School, Guam High School and Zama High School

Friday, October 29, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
2004 Teacher of the Year

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), is pleased to announce Irene Dugdale Lee as the Teacher of the Year.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 |DoDEA World Wide |
Irene Dugdale Lee Named Teacher of the Year

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the selection of Irene Dugdale Lee of Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS-Pacific, DDESS-Guam) as the 2005 DoDEA Teacher of the Year.

Friday, October 15, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
National School Bus Safety Week observed October 17-23, 2004

Officials from DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam will observe National School Bus Safety Week from October 17 through October 23.

Monday, September 20, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Partners with Harvard University to Enhance Education in Mathematics

A cutting edge professional development program in parternship with Harvard University was estbalished this week for DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam teachers who teach mathematics.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 |DoDEA World Wide |
2004 DoDEA Assistant Principal of the Year

September 15, 2004-Each year, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly participates in a national program that recognizes outstanding assistant principals at the middle and high school levels.

Friday, September 3, 2004 |DoDEA World Wide |
2004 SAT Scores for DoDEA Released Strong Gains in SAT Scores Reported for DoDEA's Minority Students

September 3, 2004 — Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the 2004 SAT I results for the system, showing a strong gain on the math portion of the test.

Monday, August 16, 2004 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Near The 2006 Achievement Targets Spring 2004 Standardized Test Results Released

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the organization's 2004 standardized test results for the TerraNova 2nd Edition.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 |DoDEA World Wide |
2004 DoDEA Principals of the Year Selected

Each year, the Department of Defense Education Activity proudly participates in a national program that recognizes outstanding principals at the elementary school level.

Monday, May 10, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
Two of the World's Leading Scientists Make Powerful Connection to DoDEA Science Education in the Pacific

Scientists Dr. Michael Klein from NASA/JPL and Dr. David Jauncey from the Australia Telescope National Facility(ATNF) participated in the GAVRT

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
D.A.R.E. America trainer collaborates with DoDDS to provide new drug abuse resistance training for elementary/middle school children

A new approach to training in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) curriculum is being implemented in DoDDS elementary and middle schools.

Monday, April 26, 2004 |DoDEA World Wide |
Joyce Schenck Loyd Named DoDEA 2004 Teacher of the Year

Joyce Loyd, our 2004 DoDEA Teacher of the Year, recently attended a reception at the White House on April 21 in honor of the 2004 State Teachers of the Year.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 |DoDEA |
DoDDS Students to Engage in Live Chat with Renowned Researcher

On April 30, 2004, at 1000 Tokyo Time, DoD students in grades 4-8 in Japan, Korea and Okinawa schools will be participating for the first time in a 'live chat' with JASON Project host researcher Dr. Roland Kays via the web site, www.JASON.org .

Friday, April 2, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Students Delve "Deep" Into College Admissions Process

From April 12 through May 5, 2004 , DoDDS students around the Pacific will be participating in "The Admission Game," an interactive program that introduces students to the selective college admission process.

Monday, March 22, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
Linda Connelly Selected as the 2004 DoDEA Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals(NASSP)

Mrs. Linda Connelly of E.J. King middle and high school, located in Sasebo Japan, has been competitively selected as the NASSP 2004 DoDEA Principal of the Year.

Friday, February 27, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
Students Win DoDDS Pacific Area Math Competition

Individual and team winners have been determined as a result of the DoDDS Pacific MATHCOUNTS competition.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
Critically Acclaimed Play Coming to Okinawa

THE MEETING, winner of six NAACP Theater Awards and eight New York AUDELCO nominations, is coming to Okinawa.

Monday, January 5, 2004 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Korea Superintendent Announced

On Monday, January 5, 2004, Dr. Nancy C. Bresell, DoDDS Pacific Director, announced the selection of Mr. Charles Toth as the new superintendent for Korea District, Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), Pacific.