Department of Defense Education Activity

Mr. Lorenzo Brown - E.J. King HS Principal

For the past 21 years, Mr. Brown has served the Pacific East District as an administrator. His experience includes eight years as principal at M.C. Perry High School in Iwakuni, Japan; four years as principal at Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan; six years as assistant principal at Yokota High School in Yokota, Japan; and three years as assistant principal at Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan.

A South Carolina native, Lorenzo attended public schools in Loris. He graduated from high school as an academic scholar and well-rounded athlete in football, basketball, and track.

Upon graduation from high school, Lorenzo entered Coker College in Hartsville, SC with aspirations of becoming become a lawyer. He graduated in 1988 with a double major in history education and political science. During his collegiate career, Mr. Brown served the United States by being a member of the South Carolina National Guard for a span of eight years. Upon graduating, Lorenzo immediately began working for Greenwood District 50 as a history teacher and coach. He taught U.S. History, World History, World Regions, and African-American History. He founded the AFRAMHIS (African-American History) Club in 1990 at the school to help teach, equip, and instill a sense of pride in African-American students regarding their heritage.

In 1994, Mr. Brown accepted a job as a teacher with the Department of Defense Dependent Schools in Wiesbaden, Germany. In 1998, Lorenzo completed a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction through a field based program with National-Louis University after starting the initial administration and supervisory course of study through Clemson University’s program. During his tenure at Wiesbaden HS, Lorenzo coached and led the Wiesbaden men’s basketball team to consecutive European Championships in 1998 and 1999. A three-peat was not to be as later that year, he accepted a promotion to Assistant Principal in Yokosuka, Japan.

He is a man of very few words but speaks at length on topics such as education, history, family, and achievement. He believes passionately that all students can learn and that it does take a village to raise a child. He is a member of ASCD and the NASSP. He served as president of the Kanto Plain Association of Secondary Schools (KPASSP) from 2009-2012 which provided him the opportunity to work in collaboration with DoDEA principals and principals/head masters from international schools. This exchange in education knowledge yielded improvements in academics, activities, and athletics for high school students.

Mr. Brown is married to the former Linda Childs of Greenwood, SC. They have three intercontinental children; Lindaya (born in North America and a University of South Carolina graduate), LaKeyia (born in Europe and also a graduate of University of South Carolina), and Lorenzo II (born in Asia and currently a sophomore at the University of South Carolina). All three children attended and graduated from DoDEA schools.

Mr. Lorenzo Brown

E.J. King HS Principal


Phone: 0956-50-3059/3046
Phone: 315-252-3059/3046
Fax: 0956-23-3622
PSC 476 Box 9
FPO , AP 96322-0009
Sasebo, Japan

Dr. Shanida Threatts - E.J. King HS Assistant Principal

Dr. Threatts earned her bachelor’s degree in history and political science from Fayetteville State University in Fayetteville, North Carolina. She continued her education by obtaining her masters of elementary education and her doctorate in educational leadership with a specialization in educational technology from the University of Phoenix. She dedicated and focused her qualitative phenomenological research study on the service and commitment of military families and students. She promotes diversity and inclusions within our military communities by building relationships and providing open lines of communication.

Dr. Threatts started her educational career teaching intermediate grades 6-8 at Wheeler Middle School in Wahiawa, Hawaii. She taught Hawaiian history, ELA, creative writing, and physical education. She continued her educational journey in North Carolina, Georgia, and Germany where she taught grades K-8. Dr. Threatts joined DoDEA in 2014 and worked as a 1st grade teacher at Landstuhl Elementary Middle School in Germany before heading back to Hawaii. Once back in Hawaii, Dr. Threatts was a 5th grade teacher at Mililani Mauka Elementary Schools. In this position she served on the Retention and Recruitment, Data, and School Improvement Committees. Dr. Threatts also worked as an Educational Specialist on the Hawaii Social Studies Elementary (K-5) Standards Revision Writing Team.

Dr. Threatts reconnected with DoDEA in Fort Benning, GA at McBride Elementary as a 4th-grade teacher in 2017, and later at Faith Middle School as a 7th grade U.S. History teacher. Dr. Threatts also served as a basketball and cheerleading coach. Dr. Threatts continued her professional achievements at Faith Middle School by joining the leadership team as the PLC Chair and CSI member. These positions allowed her to gain valuable insight about the DODEA Southeast District initiatives which promote collaboration and communication among all stakeholders. Dr. Threatts has worked tirelessly in all positions to create a positive climate and culture which fosters collaboration.

Dr. Threatts is proud of her military connections and her commitment to military families and students. She is especially proud of her husband’s service to the U.S. Army and that her children attended DoDEA schools. Her son attended Landstuhl Elementary Middle School, and her daughter is a graduate of Baumholder Middle High School in Germany. Dr. Threatts would like to thank all military members and families for their devotion and sacrifice, and she looks forward to working with the EJ King MHS Community in this new role. During her leisure time, she enjoys snorkeling, hiking, and spending time with her grandson.

Dr. Shanida Threatts

E.J. King HS Assistant Principal


Phone: 0956-50-3059/3046
Phone: 315-252-3059/3046
Fax: 0956-50-3622
PSC 476 Box 9
FPO , AP 96322-0009
Sasebo, Japan