Department of Defense Education Activity

America Press Releases

HQ, Americas

Will Griffin

Public Affairs Officer
Chief Communications

4800 Mark Center Drive Alexandria, VA 22350

Phone: (571) 372-0613

DoDEA Americas

Tracy Fidler

Public Affairs Officer
700 Westpark Drive Peachtree City, GA 30269

Phone: 470-460-2113

Recent Press Releases

Michelle Allen selected as Community Superintendent for Fort Knox

Michelle Allen selected as Community Superintendent for Fort Knox

August 26, 2022 Greg Bull, the Department of Defense Education Activity Southeast district superintendent, is pleased to announce Michelle Allen as the new community superintendent for Fort Knox.
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Lonnie Gilmore named Chief of Staff for DoDEA Americas Southeast District

Lonnie Gilmore named Chief of Staff for DoDEA Americas Southeast District

August 11, 2022 Greg Bull, the Department of Defense Education Activity Southeast district superintendent, is pleased to announce Lonnie Gilmore as the new chief of staff for the Southeast District.
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Kristy Fountain named Principal of Heroes Elementary

Kristy Fountain named Principal of Heroes Elementary

August 05, 2022 Ryan Smith, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for Camp Lejeune, is pleased to announce Kristy Fountain as the new principal for Heroes Elementary. Fountain will assume her duties mid-September.
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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.
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DoDEA Announces School Meals Info For New School Year

DoDEA Announces School Meals Info For New School Year

July 21, 2022 For the last two years, school student meals were free. The free meals initiative was thanks to special, pandemic-era funding provided through the U.S. Department of Agriculture. That funding has now expired.
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Vanessa Faerber selected as Community Superintendent for Fort Buchanan and Ramey, Puerto Rico

Vanessa Faerber selected as Community Superintendent for Fort Buchanan and Ramey, Puerto Rico

July 08, 2022 Kent Worford, the Department of Defense Education Activity Mid-Atlantic district superintendent, is pleased to announce Vanessa Faerber as the new community superintendent for Fort Buchanan and Ramey.
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Greg Bull selected as  DoDEA Superintendent for Southeast District

Greg Bull selected as DoDEA Superintendent for Southeast District

July 08, 2022 Americas Director for Student Excellence Dr. Judith A. Minor announced today that Greg Bull has been selected as the new DoDEA superintendent for the Southeast District.
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DoDEA student awarded National Merit® College Sponsored Scholarship

DoDEA student awarded National Merit® College Sponsored Scholarship

June 06, 2022 The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced scholarship winners in the 67th annual National Merit Scholarship Program-College Sponsored Scholarship. These awards provide between $500 and $2,000 annually for up to four years of undergraduate study at the institution financing the scholarship. Among the selectees is Ross Kenney, a senior at DoDEA’s Antilles High School in Puerto Rico.
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DoDEA Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

May 27, 2022 Lester Middle School teacher Dr. Cara Kaiser was selected as the 2023 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.
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Camp Lejeune Community Schools host DoDEA pilot program

Camp Lejeune Community Schools host DoDEA pilot program

May 02, 2022 The Department of Defense Education Activity approved Camp Lejeune Community Schools for a three-year pilot program to open enrollment to children of full-time, active-duty service members living off base.
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Dahlgren Hosts DoDEA Pilot Program

Dahlgren Hosts DoDEA Pilot Program

May 02, 2022 The Department of Defense Education Activity approved Naval Support Facility Dahlgren for a three-year pilot program to open enrollment to children of full-time, active-duty military living off base.
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Angela Stephens Selected as DoDEA’s 2022 Principal of the Year

Angela Stephens Selected as DoDEA’s 2022 Principal of the Year

April 29, 2022 The Department of Defense Education Activity is pleased to announce Angela Stephens, principal of Bolden Elementary Middle School at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, as the DoDEA’s 2022 Principal of the Year.
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Kewanis Kennedy named Principal of Marshall ES

Kewanis Kennedy named Principal of Marshall ES

April 28, 2022 Joshua Adams, the Department of Defense Education Activity Kentucky community superintendent, announces Kewanis Kennedy as the new principal for Marshall Elementary School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Kennedy will assume his duties on May 10.
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Andre Whitfield selected as Principal for Elliott ES

Andre Whitfield selected as Principal for Elliott ES

April 22, 2022 Brian Perry, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for South Carolina and Fort Stewart, is pleased to announce Andre Whitfield as the new principal for Middleton S. Elliott Elementary School at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. Whitfield will assume his duties on May 9, 2022.
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Fort Jackson hosts DoDEA pilot program

Fort Jackson hosts DoDEA pilot program

April 18, 2022 The Department of Defense Education Activity approved Fort Jackson for a three-year pilot program to open enrollment to children of full-time, active-duty military personnel living off post.
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DoDEA Americas Announces 2023 District Teachers of the Year

DoDEA Americas Announces 2023 District Teachers of the Year

March 17, 2022 The Department of Defense Education Activity is pleased to announce Americas 2023 District Teachers of the Year. Congratulations to Jennifer Lubba, Gordon Elementary School, and Laura Alvarez, Fort Knox Middle High School. Both are now in the running for DoDEA Teacher of the Year.
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Angela Stephens Selected as Americas Principal of the Year

Angela Stephens Selected as Americas Principal of the Year

March 07, 2022 The Department of Defense Education Activity is pleased to announce Angela Stephens, principal of Bolden Elementary Middle School at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, as the 2022 DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year.
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Alissa Richards selected as Principal for Mahaffey MS

Alissa Richards selected as Principal for Mahaffey MS

February 14, 2022 Joshua Adams, the Department of Defense Education Activity Kentucky community superintendent, announces Alissa Richards as the new principal for Mahaffey Middle School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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James Brown selected as Principal for Johnson PS

James Brown selected as Principal for Johnson PS

February 11, 2022 Ryan Smith, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for Camp Lejeune, is pleased to announce James Brown as the new principal for Johnson Primary School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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Jennifer Atkinson selected as Principal for Barkley ES

Jennifer Atkinson selected as Principal for Barkley ES

February 11, 2022 — Joshua Adams, the Department of Defense Education Activity Kentucky community superintendent, announces Jennifer Atkinson as the new principal for Barkley Elementary School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Jessica Thorne selected as Principal for  EA White Elementary

Jessica Thorne selected as Principal for EA White Elementary

February 10, 2022 Lisa Coleman, the Department of Defense Education Activity Georgia/Alabama community superintendent, announces Jessica Thorne as the new principal for E.A. White Elementary School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
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Tammy Shadd selected as Principal for Pinckney ES

Tammy Shadd selected as Principal for Pinckney ES

February 10, 2022 Brian Perry, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for South Carolina and Fort Stewart, is pleased to announce Taminika Shadd as the new principal for Pinckney Elementary School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
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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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