For Immediate Release — August 17, 2018 | Americas
Jade Fulce: Public Affairs Officer | (571) 372-0604
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — August 17, 2018 — Mr. Todd Curkendall, the Camp Lejeune Community Superintendent for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas, has named Dr. Christine Sherretz as the principal of Johnson Primary School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina effective immediately.
“Dr. Sherretz possesses an abundance of knowledge and experience in the framework of early childhood literacy,” said Mr. Curkendall. “She is the perfect selection to lead Johnson Primary School. I look forward to visiting and observing the outcomes from her leadership and the partnerships that are established with the Johnson Primary School community.”
Dr. Sherretz has more than 27 years of experience in education. She recently served as the assistant principal at Stowers Elementary at Fort Benning, Georgia and was the assistant principal at Van Voorhis Elementary at Fort Knox, Kentucky. She also worked as an instructional systems specialist in social studies and science for DoDEA’s Kentucky Community from 2013 to 2015.
“I’m extremely excited about the upcoming school year and the opportunity to work with the military children and parents at Camp Lejeune,” said Dr. Sherretz. “Education has changed the trajectory of my life, and I will work with the team at Johnson Primary to ensure the lives of the kids at Johnson Primary are positively changed.”
Before working for DoDEA, Dr. Sherretz was an assistant professor of literacy at the University of Louisville for six years. She has published several articles in professional journals and co-authored chapters in educational books. She served on multiple state committees supporting reading advocacy. Dr. Sherretz was the director of the Kentucky Reading Project, and director of a professional development school that trained teachers in Louisville, Kentucky. She has taught elementary grades first, third, fourth, and fifth as well as students with learning disabilities and reading. Additionally, she worked in Missouri, Germany, Georgia, New York and Kentucky.
Dr. Sherretz holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Elementary Education from Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. She earned a master’s degree in Reading from Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri. She also received a Doctorate in Curriculum and Instruction from Georgia Southern University in Statesboro, Georgia in 2006.
Dr. Sherretz completed her Certification in Educational Leadership from Western Kentucky University in Bowling Green, Kentucky in 2016.
She is married to U.S. Army Chaplain (COL) Scott R. Sherretz for more than 32 years, and he will retire in April 2019. They have three adult children named Joshua, Kaleb, and Samuel. Dr. Sherretz is an avid reader, a lifelong learner, and loves hiking with her husband.