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 2005


Tuesday, December 27, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Encourages American Stars of Teaching Nominations

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that four of our teachers have been named as finalists

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Student Artwork Selected for Federal Voting Assistance Program

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to announce that DoDEA student artwork will be used for the 2006 Federal Voting Assistance Program’s voter information campaign.

Friday, December 16, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
United States Senate Youth Program Selection of Pacific Area Delegates

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is happy to announce our delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program for SY 2005-06.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces US Senate Youth Program Delegates

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is happy to announce our delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program for SY05-06.

Friday, December 2, 2005 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Middle and High School Assistant Principal of the Year

It is with great pleasure the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announces that Dewanda S. Sholar, Assistant Principal

Thursday, November 17, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
Former Japan District Superintendent, Richard F. Osner Dies

The Pacific Area Office regrets to announce the death of former Japan District Superintendent Richard F. Osner, who retired from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in 1999.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
United States Senate Youth Program Selection of Pacific Area Candidates

The United States Senate Youth Program is sponsored annually by the William Hearst Foundation and is open to any high school junior or senior serving in an elected student government or class officer/representative position.

Monday, October 31, 2005 |DoDEA World Wide |
National Hispanic Recognition Goes to DoDEA Students

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly salutes our students who have been recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Friday, October 28, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Fourth and Eighth Graders Near the Top of the Nation in Reading

On October 28, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the reading results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) which were administered from late January to early March in 2005.

Friday, October 28, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Mathematics Scores Above Average on National Assessment

On October 28, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the mathematics results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) which were administered from late January to early March in 2005.

Monday, October 17, 2005 |DoDEA |
Government Bids Lower in One out of Two A-76 Competitions

The results regarding the Fort Knox, KY "A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competitions," were announced Thursday when the district superintendent opened envelopes and read the results of the Streamlined Competition

Thursday, October 13, 2005 |DoDEA |
Patricia Salerno Named 2006 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

DoDEA proudly announces the selection of Ms. Patricia J. Salerno as the 2006 DoDEA Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, September 8, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Celebrates Constitution Day; Friday - September 16

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam announced that schools throughout the Pacific will provide training on the foundations of the United States government during the week of September 12 through 16

Thursday, September 8, 2005 |DoDEA |
2005 SAT Scores for DoDEA Released Strong Gains in SAT Verbal Scores Reported for DoDEA Students

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the 2005 SAT I results for the system,

Friday, September 2, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific Announces High School Softball and Baseball Programs on Okinawa beginning SY 2005-2006

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam announced high school softball and baseball programs will begin this school year in the Okinawa District.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year

It is with great pleasure that the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announces that Mary Dalla Betta, Assistant Principal at Schweinfurt Elementary School,

Thursday, August 4, 2005 |DoDEA World Wide |
New Leadership Throughout DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam announced the assignment of 14 school principals and administrators and 11 assistant principals to new assignments beginning with the 2005-2006 academic year. School instruction starts on August 30.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
Registration for 2005-2006 School Year Continues at DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Schools

Registration for the 2005-2006 school year is under way throughout DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam.

Sunday, July 17, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Students near the 2006 achievement targets Spring 2005 Standardized Test Results Released

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the organization's 2005 standardized test results for the TerraNova 2nd Edition.

Monday, June 20, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces Selection of Preserve America History Teacher of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Martha S. Drane has been selected as the DoDEA candidate for the 2005 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 |DoDEA |
DODEA Parents, Students And Teachers Give High Ratings To Schools 2004-05 Customer Satisfaction Surveys Results Released

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the results of the 2004-05 DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Surveys.

Monday, June 6, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Middle School Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Nancy Maldonado has been named 2005 DoDEA Middle School Principal of the Year.

Monday, June 6, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA National Distinguished Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Melissa L. Klopfer has been named as a National Distinguished Elementary School Principal of the Year. She is currently at Aviano Elementary School, in Aviano, Italy.

Monday, June 6, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA High School Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Douglas McEnery has been named the 2005 DoDEA High School Principal of the Year.

Monday, June 6, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA National Distinguished Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Emily K. Marsh has been selected as a 2005 National Distinguished Elementary School Principal of the Year.

Friday, May 27, 2005 |DoDEA |
Sure Start Program - School Year
 2005-2006

Pacific Elementary Schools are accepting applications for the Sure Start program.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
Summer School 2005

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS- Guam will offer a four-week, half-day summer school program June 27-July 22 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade

Monday, April 18, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Sponsors Far East Music Festival

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam will sponsor the 26th Far East Honors Music Festival at Yokota Air Base beginning April 25 and ending on April 29.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 |DoDEA World Wide |
Michael Roylance Named Winner of Presidential Award for Science Teaching

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Michael Roylance is the winner of the 2004 Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Announces Winners of the 24th Pacific Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce the following high school students were selected as winners

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
Students Win DoDDS Pacific/DDESS Guam Math Competition

A team of four middle school Mathletes ® from Yokota Middle School, Yokota, Japan won the DoDDS Pacific/DDESS Guam MATHCOUNTS Chapter competition.

Friday, March 18, 2005 |DoDEA |
OMB Circular A-76 Streamlined Competition results

The results of the OMB Circular A-76 Streamlined Competition on the logistics functions at the DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Area Office, were announced today at a meeting with DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam personnel here.

Friday, March 18, 2005 |DoDEA Pacific |
TerraNova Testing March 14-25, 2005

The results of the OMB Circular A-76 Streamlined Competition on the logistics functions at the DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Area Office, were announced today at a meeting with DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam personnel here

Friday, February 18, 2005 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Leadership Moves

DoDEA announced today a number of leadership moves and organizational changes that will be effective at the beginning of School Year 2005-2006.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

DoDEA is pleased to confirm that Mark Norsworthy of Lakenheath (United Kingdom) High School and Brienna Carroll of Pusan (Korea) America High School are delegates to the 2005 United States Senate Youth Program,