Department of Defense Education Activity

About DoDEA Americas

DoDEA Americas Regional Office

DoDEA Americas is one of 3 geographic regions within the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). DoDEA, as one of only two Federally-operated school systems, is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and managing prekindergarten through 12th grade educational programs on behalf of the Department of Defense (DoD).

DoDEA Americas Region Office

The DoDEA Americas Regional Office, located in Peachtree City, GA and led by the Director for Student Excellence houses both the Center for Instructional Leadership and the Forward Integrated Support Team.

The Centers for Instructional Leadership (CILs) is designed to provide schools and teachers with appropriate educational and professional development support.  The CIL supports the Americas region by providing targeted and timely professional development to staff, establishing leadership pathways for teachers and school leaders, ensuring consistency and conformity for DoDEA initiatives, and addressing skill gaps for district program support staff and instructional leaders.

The Forward Integrated Support Team (FIST) provides necessary financial and business operations and support resources to the region's districts. The FIST enables district superintendents to focus their time on educational priorities by relieving them of operational tasks thereby allowing superintendents to focus mission-critical initiatives.

Area Leadership
Dr. Judith A. Minor Director for Student Excellence

Dr. Judith A. Minor
DoDEA Americas Director for Student Excellence


Dr. Samantha Ingram Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Dr. Samantha Ingram
DoDEA Americas Chief of Instructional Leadership Development


Mr. Stephen Hovanic Chief of Staff

Mr. Stephen Hovanic
DoDEA Americas Chief of Staff