Department of Defense Education Activity

Dahlgren Community

Superintendent Message

Welcome from the NY/VA Community Superintendent


On behalf of all those who serve our students across the DoDEA Americas, we welcome you to another school year. We are excited about the many opportunities our students will experience this year in the classroom, during sporting and curricular events, and on study trips. DoDEA's top priority for our students is College and Career Readiness. We are committed to providing a rigorous, rich, and well-rounded educational program. This will enable our students to acquire the knowledge, habits and skills needed to attend college, enter the workforce, or join the military after high school graduation. Our priorities will be to continue the implementation of the DoDEA College and Career Ready Standards, to meet the individual needs of our students, and to support our families.

Every child must have the benefit of quality classroom instruction that prepares them for life in the 21st century. Our school communities maintain a culture of high expectations, maximizing available resources, and meeting the individual needs of all students. As parents, community members, and educators, we share a common goal - success and highest achievement for all students.

The importance of parent-teacher-community partnerships in support of students cannot be overstated. Regular school attendance correlates directly with success in academic work, improves social interaction with adults and peers, and provides a cumulative effect of establishing life-long learning. We ask that you make every attempt to ensure your child attends school each day. Coming to school on time, eating a nutritious breakfast, and getting sufficient rest are simple steps that affect academic success.

Please visit our schools and get involved. Share your suggestions and concerns with your school principal. When students see parents and community members involved in school activities, it strengthens the home-school relationship.

The administrators and teachers at West Point, Quantico, and Dahlgren Schools invite you to join us as we continue to strive toward excellence. It is an honor to serve the children of our community and their families. Together we shape the future of our nation and our world!


Helen Balilo 
Community Superintendent, NY / VA 
DoDEA Americas

Welcome Back DoDEA Students and Families

Welcome Back DoDEA Students and Families

August 02, 2022 Nearly 19,000 students are headed back to schools at the Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity in the Americas. DoDEA Americas operates 50 schools in seven states, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.

Background Information

Dahgren School photoDahlgren School first opened its doors in 1921. Our school is recognized throughout the Navy for providing an outstanding education to students in pre-k through eighth grade. In addition to rigorous academics, students enjoy a variety of classes in music, art, physical education, drama, foreign language, and health. Support services in special education, gifted and talented, speech/language, and counseling are provided to students as needed. All classrooms are equipped with twenty-first technology and peripherals. Individual needs of students are well served by our small pupil/teacher ratios, by our diverse support staff, and through a wide range of facilities, including a state-of-the-art media center, science labs, auditorium with stage, and large gymnasium.

Activities include yearbook, garden club, student council, National Junior Honor Society, basketball, volleyball, soccer, cheerleading, Junior Student-2-Student, spelling bee, drama and music programs, before-school running club and after-school sports club.

The Dahlgren School faculty is comprised of a dedicated group of caring professionals. With a supportive administration, involved parents, and base backing, we enjoy a dynamic "Tiger" environment.

Community Schools

Community Contacts
Name Position Position Description Phone Number
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0248
Instructional Systems Specialist (Fort Bragg, Cuba, NY/VA) 910-907-0397
Instructional Systems Specialist (Fort Bragg, Cuba, NY/VA) 910-907-0349
Instructional Systems Specialist (Camp Lejeune, NY/VA) 910-451-2461, Option 1
Instructional Systems Specialist (NY/VA) 703-630-7026
Instructional Systems Specialist (NY/VA, Puerto Rico) 703-630-7062
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0200
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0426
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0375
Instructional Systems Specialist
Instructional Systems Specialist
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0247
Instructional Systems Specialist
Instructional Systems Specialist
Instructional Systems Specialist (NY/VA)
Instructional Systems Specialist
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0253
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0262
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0254
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0392
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0412
Instructional Systems Specialist 910-907-0399
Instructional Systems Specialist (Fort Bragg, Cuba, NY/VA) 910-907-0232
Transportation Transportation (703) 630-7041
Logistics Manager Property Book Officer 910-907-0378