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 2006


Wednesday, December 20, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
STUDENT ENROLLMENT - FORM 600 ON-LINE

Form 600 is now on-line at www.pac.dodea.edu. This represents an efficient method for parents enrolling students entering into DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam.

Monday, December 11, 2006 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces 2007 United States Senate Youth Program Delegates

David Michael Zumbach, a senior at Ansbach High School in Germany, and Kara Lynn Elder, a senior at Bitburg High School in Germany

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Marks American Education Week

The 85th Annual American Education Week (AEW) will be observed in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools worldwide from November 12-18, 2006.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Student to Participate in Virginia's "Jamestown Live!" Teach-In

Savon Bracey, an eighth-grade student at Bitburg Middle School in Bitburg, Germany will participate in "Jamestown Live! Experience the Journey that Changed the World," on November 9 in Jamestown, VA.

Friday, October 20, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools Adjust Dates for 2006 Winter Holiday Break

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will adjust the winter holiday break schedule to begin at the close of school on December 20, 2006 and end on January 7, 2007.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Launches 2006 Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will begin administering its Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) November 1, 2006 through February 28, 2007.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 |DoDEA |
Patricia Laney Named 2007 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Patricia A. Laney is the 2007 Department of Defense Education Activity's Teacher of the Year.

Monday, September 11, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Principal Selected as 2007 NASSP Principal of the Year for Middle School

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) announced the selection today of Dr. Ellen Minette

Thursday, August 31, 2006 |DoDEA |
2006 SAT Scores for DoDEA Released Strong Gains in SAT Scores Reported for DoDEA Students

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the 2006 SAT results for the system, showing strong gains on both the math and critical reading portions of the test.

Monday, August 28, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Starrett Named Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School Principal

Mr. Mike Starrett has been named principal of Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School at Camp Lejeune in the North Carolina District. He is currently assistant principal at Faith Middle School, Fort Benning, Ga.

Friday, August 25, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Taton-Saunders Named Bolden Elementary School Principal

Dr. Jacque Taton-Saunders has been named the new principal of Bolden Elementary School at Beaufort, South Carolina, one of three Laurel Bay Schools in the South Carolina/Fort Stewart District. She is currently principal of Antilles Elementary School, at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Honoree

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History announced a national program called "Preserve America History Teacher of the Year" to honor outstanding teachers of American history across the country.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Launches Foreign Language Initiative: Elementary School FLES Spanish and Chinese Secondary School Courses to be added this year

Beginning this fall, DoDEA will introduce Spanish as a foreign language at selected elementary schools across the system and introductory Chinese courses at selected middle schools and high schools.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA to Set New Strategic Direction for 2006-2011

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced today that it will implement a revised Community Strategic Plan (CSP). challenges that each program and each community must address.

Thursday, August 17, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
DODDS-PACIFIC/DDESS-GUAM HIGHLIGHTS CHANGES IN ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the cancellation of Department of Defense Regulation 1342.13 and reissuing the policy using the same number on August 11.

Thursday, August 10, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
SURE START PROGRAM - SCHOOL YEAR 2006-2007

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

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DODEA STUDENTS SCORE 10-26 POINTS ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Spring 2006 Standardized Test Results Released

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the organization's 2006 standardized test results for the TerraNova Multiple Assessments, 2nd Edition.

Friday, July 21, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Howle Named McNair Elementary School Principal

Mr. Tim Howle has been named principal of McNair Elementary School at Fort Bragg in the North Carolina District. He most recently served as assistant principal of Albritton Junior High School, Fort Bragg.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Cryderman Named West Point Elementary School Principal

Ms. Shawne Cryderman has been named principal of West Point Elementary School at West Point, NY, in the New York/ Virginia/Puerto Rico District. She is currently principal of DoDDS-Europe's Mannheim Elementary School, Mannheim, Germany.

Friday, July 14, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Thomas Named Assistant Superintendent at Camp Lejeune for North Carolina District

Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas has been named assistant superintendent at Camp Lejeune for the North Carolina District. She is currently principal of Lejeune's Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School.

Monday, July 3, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Klopfer Named Principal of Fort Benning's Dexter Elementary School

Melissa Klopfer has been named principal of Dexter Elementary School, at Fort Benning, Georgia, in the Georgia/Alabama District.

Monday, July 3, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Rose Named Robins Elementary School Principal

Mr. Bill Rose has been named principal of Robins Elementary School, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, in the Georgia/Alabama District. Rose is currently principal of Smith Elementary School in Baumholder, Germany.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Hines Named Scott Middle School Principal

Dr. Floyd Hines has been named principal of Scott Middle School, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Monday, June 19, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
McKinnon Named Mahaffey Middle School Principal

Mr. Hugh McKinnon has been named principal of Mahaffey Middle School, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA To Review Student Information Systems (SIS)

Over the past school year, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) implemented a new student information system, Student Management Solutions or SMS.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces National Distinguished Principals Nominee

Each year, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly joins the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in recognizing National Distinguished Principals of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Outstanding Assistant Principal

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly recognizes an outstanding assistant principal as DoDEA Assistant Principal of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Continues Top Tier National Science Performance

On May 24, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the science results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Monday, May 22, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
DDESS Nominates Two for Top Honors Consideration

Mrs. Phyllis Parker, Wilson Elementary School principal, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Mrs. Linda Haberman, Assistant Principal of Marshall Elementary School,

Friday, May 19, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Selected to Participate at the Research Science Institute

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is pleased to announce that three of our students have been selected to participate in the Research Science Institute (RSI) sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education.

Thursday, May 11, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
STUDENTS FROM EJ KING AND SEOUL AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE RESEARCH SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce the following high school students were selected to attend the 2006 Research Science Institute (RSI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this summer.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Witte Named Wassom Middle School Principal

Mr. David Witte has been named principal of Wassom Middle School, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Monday, April 24, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Prepares for National Teacher Appreciation Week -- MAY 7-13, 2006

Each year, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools proudly join the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in recognizing the nation's teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Friday, April 14, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Rudy Named West Point Middle School Principal

Mr. David Rudy has been named principal of West Point Middle school in the Virginia/New York/Puerto Rico District.

Friday, April 14, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam along with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and the armed forces community in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child.

Friday, April 14, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
FAR EAST MUSIC FESTIVAL - APRIL 24-28 AT KUBASAKI HIGH SCHOOL

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam will sponsor the 27th Far East Honors Music Festival at Kubasaki High School, Camp Butler, Okinawa April 24-28.

Thursday, April 6, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Celebrates 'Month of the Military Child'

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and the armed forces community in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
WINNERS - 25TH ANNIVERSARY - 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;

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
Educators to Attend Oxford Round Tables

Two Fort Bragg educators have been selected to participate in the Oxford Round Table Sessions this spring and summer at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
Team from Seoul American Middle School placed Second in MathCounts

A team of four middle school Mathletes® from Seoul American Middle School, placed second in the 2006 DoDEA MATHCOUNTS State Competition. The top team was from Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School in Europe.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 |DoDEA Americas |
W. T. Sampson Sends $2500 to Adopted Hurricane-Hit School

Students at W.T. Sampson High school, DoDDS, recently sent a $2500 donation to hard-hit Pass Christian Public High School.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 |DoDEA Pacific |
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Celebrates 25th Year of Academic Excellence

Between March 26-30, approximately 115 students from Guam, Korea, Japan and Okinawa will be attending the Pacific Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Tsukuba Science City, Japan.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Connects Art students to World-Class Collection

Thanks to a contract enacted last year between the DoDEA international school system and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), students now have the world of art at their fingertips.

Thursday, February 16, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA 2005 Graduation Rate at 95% With Most Students College Bound

A recent report released by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) shows that a large percentages of DoDEA graduates continue their education at a college

Thursday, February 9, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces MCEC Space Camp Scholarship Opportunity

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is an active participant in the nationwide and global endeavor to improve science,

Thursday, February 2, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2006 NASSP Principal of the Year for Middle and High School

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces the selection of Dr. Ellen Minette, Principal, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg Germany,

Monday, January 30, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
Karen L. Grosso Selected as DoDEA General Counsel

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is pleased to announce the selection of Karen L. Grosso as General Counsel. Ms. Grosso has been acting DoDEA General Counsel since July of 2005 and Deputy General Counsel since September of 2003.

Thursday, January 26, 2006 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Helps Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®)

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join schools around the country in the observation of March as Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®).

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Encourages American Stars of Teaching Nominations

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) encourages students, parents, teachers, and principals to assist the Department of Education in identifying outstanding classroom teachers for the American Stars of Teaching program.