PEACHTREE CITY, GA — May 11, 2020 — The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Georgia/Alabama Community Superintendent, Dr. Lisa B. Coleman, announced Dr. Amy D. Dilmar as the new Stowers Elementary School principal at Fort Benning, Georgia for the upcoming school year.
Dr. Dilmar is not new to Fort Benning as she is currently the assistant principal at Stowers Elementary since January 2020, McBride Elementary School assistant principal for four years, and Faith Middle School assistant principal for two years.
Before coming to Fort Benning in 2014, Dr. Dilmar worked for the Mediterranean District Superintendent’s Office as the school improvement and assessment instructional specialist from 2012 to 2014 in Vicenza, Italy. While in the Mediterranean District, she supported teachers in 18 schools across five countries, four time zones, who served military-connected students in the Air Force, Army, Navy, and international embassies. Dr. Dilmar said she was able to support the schools effectively as they worked collaboratively to meet and exceed school and district improvement goals.
She also worked as a social studies instructional support specialist and acting school improvement specialist for the New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico District from 2010 to 2012. During this time, Dr. Dilmar facilitated professional development in a vast number of areas including literacy, math, social studies, Advanced Placement/Honors, and teacher leadership.
Before working for DoDEA in 2010, Dr. Dilmar worked in public schools and for the State of Georgia serving students in grades 5 to 12. She also worked as a high school teacher in Liberty County, Georgia, where she taught Fort Stewart students, who received their high school education off the installation. Additionally, she has taught undergraduate and graduate courses at Columbus Technical College and Columbus State University.
Dr. Dilmar earned her Bachelor's Degree in Social Studies, with a minor in Psychology from Armstrong Atlantic State University, Savannah, Georgia in 2005. She completed a Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Armstrong Atlantic State University and an Education Specialist Degree in Teaching and Learning from Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, Georgia. In 2017, Dr. Dilmar earned her Ph.D. in Curriculum and Teaching from Northcentral University with her dissertation focusing on Professional Learning Communities.
Dr. Dilmar said she seeks to ensure all families are part of the learning environment and is provided equitable services. She also believes that open dialogue and transparency are key factors in creating a successful school environment.
She is military-connected as her grandfather and stepfather were both stationed at Fort Benning.
She is a native of Savannah, Georgia. She is married and has two adult children.
Dr. Dilmar will replace the current principal Ms. Debbie Parks, who is retiring.