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DoDEA Americas

Tracy Fidler

Public Affairs Officer
700 Westpark Drive Peachtree City, GA 30269

Phone: 470-460-2113

Recent Press Releases

April Hallback selected as Principal for Murray Elementary

April Hallback selected as Principal for Murray Elementary

January 03, 2022 Brian Perry, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for South Carolina and Fort Stewart, is pleased to announce April Hallback as the new principal for Murray Elementary School at Fort Stewart, Georgia. Hallback will assume her duties on January 18.
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Worford Selected as DoDEA Superintendent, Mid-Atlantic District

Worford Selected as DoDEA Superintendent, Mid-Atlantic District

December 15, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady announced today that Mr. Kent Worford has been selected as the new DoDEA Superintendent for the Mid-Atlantic District.
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Wing Selected as DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Wing Selected as DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

December 08, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady announced today that Ms. Kelisa Wing has been selected as the new DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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Donato Cuadrado Retires After 36 Years as an Educator

Donato Cuadrado Retires After 36 Years as an Educator

December 07, 2021 Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity Mid-Atlantic District superintendent, will retire Dec. 31, after working as an educator for 36 years, 33 of them in service to military children.
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Todd Carver selected as Principal for Bitz IS

Todd Carver selected as Principal for Bitz IS

November 10, 2021 Ryan Smith, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for Camp Lejeune, is pleased to announce Todd Carver as the new principal for Bitz Intermediate School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Carver will assume his duties in mid-December.
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DoDEA Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Military-Connected Students

DoDEA Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Military-Connected Students

October 10, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) celebrates its 75th anniversary during the 2021-2022 School Year, continuing a tradition of excellence in education that began on October 14, 1946.
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DoDEA Celebrates New, Modern School  and 90 Years of Education at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

DoDEA Celebrates New, Modern School and 90 Years of Education at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

September 30, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity will celebrate a new school at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on October 7.
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Three DoDEA Schools recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Three DoDEA Schools recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

September 22, 2021 The U.S. Department of Education recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
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Angelo Barcinas selected as Principal for West Point ES

Angelo Barcinas selected as Principal for West Point ES

September 09, 2021 Helen Balilo, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for New York and Virginia, is pleased to announce Angelo Barcinas as the new principal for West Point Elementary School at West Point, New York.
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DoDEA Celebrates New Modern School at West Point

DoDEA Celebrates New Modern School at West Point

August 26, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity will celebrate a new elementary school at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York on September 1.
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Jared Collins selected as Principal for Antilles MS

Jared Collins selected as Principal for Antilles MS

August 25, 2021 Dr. Jacob Sherwood, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for Fort Buchanan and Ramey, is pleased to announce Jared Collins as the new principal for Antilles Middle School at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
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Fort Knox to Build Another Modern School

Fort Knox to Build Another Modern School

August 17, 2021 Fort Knox is getting a new school! The Department of Defense Education Activity will replace its 63-year-old Van Voorhis Elementary School with a state-of-the-art, 21st-century school.
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Brad Burgess selected as Principal for Shughart Middle School at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

Brad Burgess selected as Principal for Shughart Middle School at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

August 16, 2021 Kathy Downs, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for Fort Bragg and Cuba, is pleased to announce Brad Burgess as the new principal for Shughart Middle School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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Free Meals For Students Though June 2022 - DoDEA Americas Served 4 Million Meals During Pandemic

Free Meals For Students Though June 2022 - DoDEA Americas Served 4 Million Meals During Pandemic

August 11, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture says student meals are free through June 2022. DoDEA Americas served 4 million meals during pandemic
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Andrea Marr named Principal at Fort Campbell High School

Andrea Marr named Principal at Fort Campbell High School

August 10, 2021 Joshua Adams, the Department of Defense Education Activity Kentucky community superintendent, announces Andrea Marr as the new principal for Fort Campbell High School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Ryan Smith selected as  Community Superintendent for Camp Lejeune

Ryan Smith selected as Community Superintendent for Camp Lejeune

August 09, 2021 Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity mid-Atlantic district superintendent, is pleased to announce Ryan Smith as the new community superintendent for Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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Welcome Back, DoDEA Students and Families

Welcome Back, DoDEA Students and Families

August 02, 2021 Nearly 19,000 students are headed back to schools at the Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity in the Americas.
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Todd Cobb Named DoDEA History Teacher Of The Year

Todd Cobb Named DoDEA History Teacher Of The Year

June 17, 2021 Todd Cobb, a teacher at Ramey School in Puerto Rico, has been named the Department of Defense Education Activity History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
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Todd Curkendall Retires After 29 Years of Service

Todd Curkendall Retires After 29 Years of Service

June 07, 2021 Todd Curkendall, community superintendent for Camp Lejeune, will retire Wednesday, June 30, after 29 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity.
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Maxwell hosts first DoDEA pilot program, opens application for off-base children

Maxwell hosts first DoDEA pilot program, opens application for off-base children

June 03, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity approved Maxwell Elementary Middle School as the first site for a four-year pilot program to open enrollment to children of full-time, active duty military living off base.
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DoDEA 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Recipients

DoDEA 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Recipients

June 02, 2021 The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced scholarship winners in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among the selectees are three DoDEA Scholarship recipients.
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Ramey Student Named Presidential Scholar

Ramey Student Named Presidential Scholar

June 01, 2021 Nicolas Taj Proskauer Valerio, a student of Ramey School in Puerto Rico, has been named a U.S Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
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Lorien Gustafson selected as AP for Lejeune HS

Lorien Gustafson selected as AP for Lejeune HS

May 25, 2021 Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity Mid-Atlantic District superintendent, is pleased to announce Lorien Gustafson as the new assistant principal of Lejeune High School at Camp Lejeune, NC.
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Four DoDEA Educators Selected for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

Four DoDEA Educators Selected for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

May 13, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity is pleased to announce the DoDEA State Selection Committee for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program has selected four state-level finalists for 7-12th grade teachers of science and mathematics
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Kapiko-Faulkner Selected as DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year

Kapiko-Faulkner Selected as DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year

March 09, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region is pleased to announce Leigh Anne Kapiko Faulkner, principal of Tarawa Terrace Elementary School on Camp Lejeune, NC, as the 2021 DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year.
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