For Immediate Release — August 14, 2018 | Americas
Jade Fulce: Public Affairs Officer | (571) 372-0604
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — August 14, 2018 — Mr. Todd Curkendall, the Camp Lejeune Community Superintendent for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas, has named Dr. Kimberley Redmond-Carr as the principal of Heroes Elementary School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina effective immediately.
“Dr. Redmond-Carr brings a wealth of experience to Heroes Elementary School, and we are indeed fortunate that she has accepted this opportunity to become their instructional leader,” said Mr. Curkendall. “Dr. Redmond-Carr is an innovative leader of instructional strategies that will benefit the military children that we serve each day.”
Dr. Redmond-Carr has more than 25 years of experience in education. Since 2000, she has worked for DoDEA in a variety of positions. She recently served as the assistant principal at Brewster Elementary at Camp Lejeune. She also worked as an educational technologist (ET) for MC Perry Elementary, Middle, and High Schools at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan and in Germany until 2010. Later, Dr. Redmond-Carr became an assistant principal and was also an acting principal in the DoDEA’s Europe South district. In November 2013, she worked as the Texas Associate Director for the AdvancED Accreditation Agency. In November 2014, she returned to DoDEA as the instructional systems specialist for accountability and accreditation, where she redesigned continuous school improvement plans across Europe South District.
“I believe that learning is based on relationships; therefore, the interactions between educators, parents, and students should be plentiful and joyful,” said Dr. Redmond-Carr. “I look forward to building these joyful relationships while serving as the Lead Learner for the Heroes Elementary School learning community. Together, we can make a positive difference and help ensure Heroes Elementary School is a place where learning – for students and all of us - is engaging and growth-minded.”
She holds a bachelor’s degree in both Business and Education from Austin College in Sherman, Texas. She also earned her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Austin College. Dr. Redmond-Carr received a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Walden University.
Dr. Redmond-Carr and her husband Brian have four children. Maggie is married to an Army Soldier. Her other children Greyson and PJ live and work in Texas. Their youngest, Garek, is a 6th grader.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.