Ms. Kaawa Fulton has 21 years of experience in education. From the beginning of her career in education, she rose quickly to positions of school leadership. She started her school leadership career as a North Carolina Principal Fellow in the Onslow County School District. She also served in school leadership positions in the Pacific South and Europe East Districts of DoDEA school system. Prior to coming to work for the Department of Defense Education Activity, Ms. Fulton taught various grade levels K-12 and post-secondary and served as a school leader at the secondary level. At each location where she has served, there has been marked improvement in student growth and achievement. Ms. Fulton’s school leadership preparation includes an Educational Specialist Degree in School Leadership and a Master of School Leadership from East Carolina University. Kaawa Fulton is certified as a School Leader in the state of North Carolina as a Superintendent, Principal (K-12) and a Curriculum Specialist (K-12).
Ms. Fulton believes that school must be a place where students and teachers want to be and parents feel comfortable and included. Teacher leadership must be promoted and instructional programs must be energetic, inviting, rigorous, and student centered. Athletics and other extracurricular activities are vital to a well-rounded education and must include a variety of elective options so there is something for everyone. She believes strongly in continuous school improvement and works in collaboration with teachers to adjust practices when data suggests a need to change.
Ms. Fulton has dedicated her career to providing an exemplary education to all students. She helps students believe that they can achieve success. Ms. Fulton is a champion for students and, with the support of Albritton educators, provides a structure to help students instill a sense of pride, responsibility, integrity, determination and excellence (P.R.I.D.E.). The school’s motto supports this belief. “Bulldog P.R.I.D.E. starts inside” which has grown to “and it starts with you”!
Ms. Fulton enjoys sports, and she cheers loud for her favorite teams. You may see her on the sideline at Albritton games motivating Bulldogs to achieve a victory. Students witness this same passion when Mrs. Fulton encourages them to excel in the classroom.
Mr. Brian Snoddy earned his bachelor's in history from California State University, East Bay, and his master's in educational leadership from Northern Arizona State. He retired from the Army in 2008 and began his educational career in Phoenix Arizona teaching Government, Economics, and US History; and advising student government at a local high school. Soon after he pursued a career in administration and became an Assistant Principal, and then a Principal. After improving graduation rates in the schools, he served, in 2017 he became the Director of Academic Services overseeing six high schools. His guiding principles are that data must be used to improve student success and that all decisions made should be made in the best interest of the student.
In 2019 Mr. Snoddy decided he wanted to give back to the military and he began his next chapter of life by joining DoDEA as an ISS for Social Studies. However, even though he loves history, he soon realized he missed being around students. So, he went back into administration by becoming the Assistant Principal at Lejeune High School. He is now the Assistant Principal at Albritton Middle School where he loves working with teachers and staff to help military-connected students be successful in all they do.