For Immediate Release — March 12, 2019 | Mid-Atlantic
ALEXANDRIA, VA — March 12, 2019 — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region proudly announces that Ms. Kari Dahl, a gifted teacher at Poole Elementary School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina has been selected as the 2020 Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year.
“Although there are many excellent teachers in the Mid-Atlantic District, we are very proud to highlight Ms. Kari Dahl as the District Teacher of the Year for 2020,” said Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the DoDEA Americas Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent. “Ms. Dahl embodies the character, drive, determination, and perseverance to do what is best for all students. She is a master at organization and managing multiple priorities, and strives to create a culture of respect and success that positively impacts student achievement. We are fortunate to have her as a teacher leader in the District.”
Ms. Dahl began her career with DoDEA in 2011 and has more than 15 years of teaching experience. She is currently the Continuous School Improvement Chair and advises the Poole Ambassador organization, which develops and empowers student leadership at the school.
She earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Education with a focus on middle childhood education and has a reading endorsement from Baldwin-Wallace College in Berea, Ohio. She also received her Master’s Degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Pembroke in Pembroke, North Carolina. Ms. Dahl has several certifications in gifted resources, AVID, language arts, reading specialist, English, and social studies.
Ms. Dahl believes all children can succeed and believes teachers should provide students with the tools to achieve their success.
She is married with three children and is a native of Ohio.
The DoDEA Teacher of the Year Program recognizes and honors exemplary Pre-K, through high school teachers. The process begins at the nomination level where teachers may be nominated by peers, administrators, parents, students or community members.