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For Immediate Release — July 20, 2007 | Americas
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PEACHTREE CITY, GA — July 20, 2007 — Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) announced today that Mrs. Dewanda Starling Sholar has been named principal of Brewster Middle School, on Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.

Sholar is currently an assistant principal at Brewster Middle School, a position she has held since 2000. She also served as assistant principal at Russell Elementary School from 1998 to 2000. She began her teaching career with the Department of Defense Education Activity in 1988 when she taught at Lejeune High School. She taught for eight years at Brewster.

"Mrs. Sholar is well respected by the staff and community and is a true advocate for children,” said Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas, North Carolina Assistant Superintendent. She brings a positive energy and enthusiasm and will continue to stay the strong course that Brewster enjoys.”

Originally from Raleigh, N.C., Sholar earned her bachelor’s of science in health education, her master’s of education in health education and her education specialist degree in Educational Leadership focusing on administration, supervision and curriculum all from East Carolina University in Greenville, N.C.

Sholar and her husband, Mark, have two children and reside in Beulaville, N.C.