Pacific East, Japan
Yokota, Japan | October 16, 2019
Dr. Judith J. Allen, Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Latasha Tita as the Assistant Principal at Zama Middle High School located at U.S. Army Garrison Japan, Camp Zama.
Ms. Tita brings over 10 years of experience in education to the Pacific East District including leadership at the school, district, and headquarters levels.
Ms. Tita is arriving from DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent Office where she served as the 6-12 Science Instruction Systems Specialist (ISS) and Chemical Hygiene Advisor with safety. While there, she had the opportunity to carry out the vision of science education set forth by DoDEA and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Framework. Ms. Tita also served at DoDEA Headquarters for 3 years as the 6-12 Science ISS where she helped plan and implement various stages of College and Career Readiness initiatives during system-wide rollouts. Ms. Tita served as liaison with DOD partners who offered Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) opportunities to our students and teachers around the world.
Before DoDEA, Ms. Tita served as the K-12 Science coordinator for the State of Florida’s Department of Education (DOE) for two years and STEM project lead for the State of Florida for three years. During her time at Florida DOE, she served 67 districts where she provided professional development to teachers, administrators and state level officials as well as presented at national conferences.
Ms. Tita earned her Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Florida A&M University in Tallahassee, Florida and her master's degree from Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia. In her career as a scientist, she was an analytical chemist for Florida's Department of Environmental Protection and she performed cancer research at Florida A&M University.
Ms. Tita is honored to be part of the Pacific East District and to join Zama Middle High School as Assistant Principal.
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 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 United States that serve children of military families.