Department of Defense Education Activity

Dana Sutherland Named New Principal at Lejeune High School

For Immediate Release — September 25, 2019 | Americas


PEACHTREE CITY, GA — September 25, 2019 — Mr. Todd Curkendall, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Camp Lejeune Community Superintendent, has selected Ms. Dana Sutherland as the Lejeune High School (LHS) principal.

"Dana's ability to lead by doing what is best for students will make her a great addition to Lejeune High School," said Mr. Curkendall.

Ms. Sutherland started her career in education as a high school mathematics and chemistry teacher. She received certifications in language arts, social studies, and special education to better serve the needs of her students. Ms. Sutherland has worked in the Camp Lejeune community since July 2001 as the assistant principal for Lejeune High School, Brewster Middle School, or Johnson Primary School. Ms. Sutherland was also a part-time evening mathematics instructor for Campbell University's satellite campus located at the John A. Lejeune Base Education Center for the past 16 years.

"Lejeune High School and staff have a proud and vibrant tradition of academic excellence, sportsmanship, and rich culture of caring," said Ms. Sutherland. "It inspires and supports every young adult who attends to excel academically and achieve their goals. Each young adult, no matter how long they attended, is forever a part of the unique and unconquerable spirit of Lejeune High School. It is a great privilege and honor to serve in the capacity of principal and to humbly be a part of the rich history and tradition that is Lejeune High School. Once a Devilpup, always a Devilpup!"

Ms. Sutherland earned her undergraduate and two master's degrees from Texas State University at San Marcos, formerly known as Southwest Texas State University. She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's in mathematics with a minor in chemistry. She returned to the university on two other occasions to earn a master's in mathematics with a minor in biochemistry and a master's in educational administration.

She is replacing Mr. Eric Steimel, who is retiring.