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 2007


Tuesday, December 11, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Gerstner Named New York/Virginia District Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) announced today that Mr. Gary Gerstner.

Monday, December 10, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Arroyo Named Puerto Rico Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) announced today that Dr. Carmen Arroyo.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDDS Korea Superintendent Announced - Samuel Menniti

Okinawa, Japan - Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the selection of Samuel D. Menniti as the new Superintendent for the Korea District

Monday, November 26, 2007 |DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Korea Superintendent Announced - Samuel Menniti

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the selection of Samuel D. Menniti as the new Superintendent for the Korea District, Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Pacific.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes National Distance Learning Week

November 12th though the 16th of this year is National Distance Learning Week sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
White Named Delalio Elementary School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) announced today that Mrs. Cassandra White.

Friday, October 19, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Kadena HS Student wins Silver at Shanghai Olympics

"We have an Olympic medalist in our midst and we are very proud of him!" exclaimed Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles, superintendent of DoDDS Okinawa,

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Mowen Named Mudge Elementary School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) announced today that Dr. Gregg Mowen.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA's 2007 National Distinguished Principal Honored in Washington, D.C.

Richard R. Alix, Principal of Naples Elementary School in Naples, Italy, and DoDEA's 2007 National Distinguished Principal

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Assistant Associate Director for Education

Dr Shirley Miles, the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director, announced today the selection of Mr. Charlie Toth as Assistant Associate Director for Education.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Cathleen Marziali Named 2008 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Cathleen Marziali is the 2008 Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Jessica Buckley Honored with "Preserve America History Teacher of the Year" Award

Jessica Buckley, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher, has been selected to receive this year's "Preserve America History Teacher of the Year" award.

Friday, October 5, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Resource Management Chief

Mr. Kevin Kelly, Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), has named Claudia Shaw as the organization's Resource Management Division Chief.

Monday, October 1, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2007 NAEP Results

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) fourth and eighth grade students made advances in reading achievement

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 |DoDEA Pacific |
JROTC Yokota High School Students attending Academic Challenge Finals at George Mason University in Fairfax VA

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce that five cadets from Yokota High School,

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2007 SAT Results

Students in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools scored similarly to their counterparts throughout the United States on their 2007 SAT exams, according to figures released today by Dr. Joe Tafoya, DoDEA Director.

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 |DoDEA Pacific |
Guam High School Opens Doors to Students and Community August 29

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDSPacific/ DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the opening of a new high school facility in Guam

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Guiendon to Oversee DoDDS-Cuba

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) recently announced that Dr. Joseph Guiendon.

Monday, September 10, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Gould Named New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District Superintendent

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Patrick L. Kessler Elementary School to be Dedicated

The Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations

Leslye A. Arsht, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (DUSD-MC&FP), today announced the selection of Mr. Kevin Kelly as the new Associate Director

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools Begin 2007-2008 School Year

More than 85,000 students have begun School Year 2007-2008 in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Monday, August 27, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Marc Mossburg Named Chief of Curriculum for DoDEA

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced today that Dr. Marc Mossburg will serve as the Chief of Curriculum.

Thursday, August 23, 2007 |DoDEA Pacific |
Women's Equity Day Observance August 24 Torii Station

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam will deliver remarks at 3:00 p.m. on August 24 at the Torii Station Theater.

Monday, August 20, 2007 |DoDEA Pacific |
Sure Start Program - School Year 2007-2008

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

Friday, August 3, 2007 |DoDEA Pacific |
Kim McLaughlin to Succeed Ed Banka as Human Resource Officer for DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, announced Mrs. Kimberlee McLaughlin will serve as the Human Resources Officer for DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 |DoDEA Pacific |
TerraNova Assessment Results Demonstrate DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Students Continue To Outperform State Side Schools In All Areas

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce that the results from the TerraNova Assessment clearly demonstrate that students in the Pacific continue to score higher than the national average in all subject areas.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Mallory Named Wilson Elementary School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Friday, July 27, 2007 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Announced 2007 TerraNova Assessment Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the results of the 2007 standardized test results for the TerraNova Multiple Assessments, 2nd Edition.

Friday, July 27, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Employees Scheduled to Transition to NSPS

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) confirmed today that approximately 2800 DoDEA General Schedule employees will transition into the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) effective January 20, 2008.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Haberman Named Scott Middle School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Jeter Named DDESS Deputy Director

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba,

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Einhorn Named W.T. Sampson School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Jeter Named DDESS Deputy Director

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Friday, July 20, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Sholar Named Brewster Middle School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Shares Teacher Training Opportunities with Local Teachers in Hawaii Public Schools

When the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teachers from around the globe attend mathematics training this summer in Honolulu, they'll be sitting side by side with colleagues from public schools in Hawaii.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Chevis Named Lejeune High School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Friday, June 22, 2007 |DoDEA |
Vanderbilt Study Finds That DoDEA Approach Positions Schools at the Center of Family Life

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools have taken an approach that positions schools at the center of family life,

Monday, June 11, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Waters Named 2007 DoDEA Assistant Principal of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level

Dr. Thomas R.E. Waters, of Ramstein Middle School in Ramstein, Germany, has been selected as the 2007 Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Assistant Principal of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level.

Monday, June 11, 2007 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Names New Director of Human Resources

Dr. Joe Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced today the selection of Ms. Lenoir Graham as DoDEA's Director of Human Resources.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Named Jason Argonaut

In 6th-grade, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher and former JASON Argonaut, Christine Arnold, involved student, Lewis Hahn, in The JASON Project: Disappearing Wetlands project.

Friday, May 25, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Government Wins Camp Lejeune Schools A-76 Competition

The outcome of the “A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competition,” was announced Thursday when the Camp Lejeune Assistant Superintendent opened the envelope and read the results of the competition cost comparison.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Associate Director for Education

Leslye A. Arsht, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (DUSD-MC&FP), today announced the selection of Dr. Shirley Miles as the new Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director,

Thursday, May 24, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Government Wins Fort Knox Schools A-76 Competition

The outcome of the “A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competition,” was announced Tuesday when the Fort Knox Schools Community Superintendent opened the envelope and read the results of the competition cost comparison.

Monday, May 21, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Turnipseed Named Lucas Elementary School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Thursday, May 10, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Contractor Wins Fort Campbell Schools A-76 Competition

The outcome of the “A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competition,” was announced Tuesday when the Fort Campbell Schools Community Superintendent.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Plans to Offer Summer Program

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is offering a free four-week, half-day Summer Program to many of its Space-Required students in grades K-8 again this year.

Monday, May 7, 2007 |DoDEA |
European PTA Spelling Bee Contestant Heads to Nation's Capital

Baumholder High School 7th grader, Rachel Money heads to Washington, D.C. to represent schools from DoDDS-Europe in the annual National Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee on May 30 - 31. Rachel is the daughter of Army Lt. Col. Michael and Lisa Money.

Friday, May 4, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Lakenheath Students Among Nationwide Scholars

Two DoDEA students are among 141 students selected nationwide as the 2007 Presidential Scholars. Both students are from Lakenheath HS.

Friday, May 4, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students to Participate in National Geographic Bee

Two students from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools will participate in the National Geographic Bee that will be held in Washington, DC, May 22-23.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Military Parents in Iraq and Afghanistan to View Graduations Live Via Webcasts

WIESBADEN, Germany

Monday, April 30, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes National Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-12

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join schools around the country and the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in recognizing the nation's teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Friday, April 27, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Teacher of the Year Participates in White House Recognition Ceremony

Patricia A. Laney, the 2007 Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Teacher of the Year, participated with other 2007 state Teachers of the Year in a recognition ceremony yesterday at the White House.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Receives Top Honors for Artwork

A DoDEA student received top honors for her entry in the National Museum of the United States Air Force Annual Student Aviation Art Competition.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Students Capture Many Awards In Army's Ecybermission Competition

Seven student teams from DoDEA schools around the globe have won recognition in the 2006-2007 eCYBERMISSION regional competition.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Forms Educational Partnership Directorate to Work with Local Schools

Dr. Joe Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the formation of a new directorate to coordinate partnership activities and initiatives with local education agencies (LEAs).

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
Kidd Named Diamond Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Linda Kidd has been named the principal of Diamond Elementary School, Fort Stewart, GA.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Richard R. Alix Selected as DoDEA Nominee to the 2007 National Distinguished Principals Program

Mr. Richard R. Alix, Principal of Naples Elementary School in Naples, Italy, has been selected as the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) nominee to the 2007 National Distinguished Principals (NDP) Program.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
New Eligibility Guidelines Announced For Free/Reduced School Lunches

The Department of Defense Education Activity is encouraging families of children attending its overseas schools to reapply for free and reduced price school lunches

Monday, April 2, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes Month of the Military Child

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and military communities worldwide in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 |DoDEA Pacific |
KADENA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT TAKES TOP SPOT - ZAMA MIDDLE SCHOOL PLACED SECOND, IN MATHCOUNTS

Ten teams and seven individuals competed in this year's 2007 DoDDS State MATHCOUNTS competition.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Parents, Students and Teachers Give High Ratings to Schools 2006-2007 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results Released

The Department of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced today the results of its 2006-2007 Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS).

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Middle School Principal Meets With President Bush at White House

Dr. Ellen Minette Principal, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany, met with President Bush yesterday at the White House.

Friday, March 2, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Helps Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month - March 2007

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).

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 |DoDEA Americas |
DDESS to Close Fort Jackson's Hood Street Elementary School

Hood Street Elementary School, at Fort Jackson, SC, will close its doors at the end of this school year.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 |DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) selected four of its teachers as finalists to compete in the 2006 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA to Discontinue Remote Home School Program in School Year 2007-2008

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced it will discontinue its Remote Home School Program beginning in School Year 2007-2008 because of the expiration of funding allocations and grants for the program.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 |DoDEA World Wide |
Still Time to Respond to DoDEA 2006 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Students, parents and teachers still have time to respond to the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS).