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Europe Center for Instructional Leadership Overview

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The DoDEA Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) works side-by-side with school leadership, Instructional System Specialists and teachers to create great student experiences to ensure high academic achievement for all DoDEA students.

Each Region Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) is a critical component of leadership development for DoDEA. The role of the CIL is to ensure high academic achievement for all DoDEA students, ensuring that every educational leader receives the support they need to help students succeed. The CIL systemically develops high-impact educational leaders in their pursuit of excellence and equity. Success is measured when all DoDEA schools ensure that every student is adequately prepared for success in college, careers and citizenship.

The CIL has four functions:

  1. Systemic Leadership Development and Support
  2. Professional Development for Systemic Priorities
  3. Learning Networks
  4. Innovative Best Practices

More specifically, the Region CIL works in partnership with District Superintendents and Community Superintendents, ISS’s, principals, and teacher leaders to ensure that these individuals are well equipped to lead and support their respective schools.  The CIL achieves this by identifying gaps and needs and use school-level data and research to inform training and content development.  The support system creates sustained leadership development by providing:

  • Job-embedded support for learning through coaching
  • Build structures for collaboration and networking
  • Implement a robust, differentiated, embedded professional development component which includes leadership capacity building
  • Support the implementation of large-scale initiatives
  • Target and transform instructional leadership practices of principals, assistant principals, community superintendents, and district ISSs
  • Provide ongoing support and continuous improvement

Our Team


Our Impact

We serve all education leadership levels across our regional footprint and provide professional development opportunities for all educators.

Our Services

We work directly with Superintendents, Community Superintendents, ISSs, and Building Leaders providing systemic leadership development and support, professional development for systemic priorities of the agency, and learning networks to share innovative best practices. 

Europe's Big 4

DoDEA’s Blueprint for Continuous Improvement and Europe’s Big 4 provide for a coherence of effort across all levels in our region as we pursue our region’s goal of Access and Equity in Excellent Instructional for ALL Students!  As such, they are a significant source of inspiration and provide focus for our school action plan for continuous improvement.


Europe Big 4

Europe CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Local Phone: +49-611-143-545-1544
DSN Phone: 314-545-1544
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EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Facilities Support Specialist
Local Phone: +49-611-143-545-1549
DSN Phone: 314-545-1549

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EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Local Phone: 0611-143-545-1549
DSN Phone: (314) 545-1549
Dial from US: 011 (49) 611-143-545-1549

Mailing Address:
DoDEA Europe, Office of the Director
Center for Instructional Leadership
Unit 29649
APO AE 09136




EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist (PPIS) - Kaiserslautern
DSN Phone: 314-545-1600
Dial from US: +49 (0) 611-143-565-1600

Brenda Stone, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Development Specialist (Elementary School)
Local Phone: +49 (0) 611-143-545-1868
DSN Phone: 314-545-1868
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EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Development Specialist (High School)
Local Phone: +49-611-143-545-1812
DSN Phone: 314-545-1812
Lindsey Foulkes, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Development Specialist (Special Education)
Local Phone: +49-611-143-545-1522
DSN Phone: 314-545-1522
Sarah Loomis, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Development Specialist (Middle School)
Local Phone: +49-611-143-545-1603
DSN Phone: 314-545-1603
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EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Education Research Analyst
Local Phone: +49-611-143-545-1920
DSN Phone: 314- 545-1920

Sandra Whitaker, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Practice Improvement Specialist (PPIS) (Feltwell, England)
Local Phone: +44 (0) 163-852-7251
DSN Phone: 314-226-7251
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EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Instructional Designer
Local Phone: +49 (0) 611-143-545-1920
DSN Phone: 314-545-1920
Radley Ramirez, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Educational Technologist
DSN Phone: 314-545-1523
Dial from US: +49 (0) 611-143-565-1523
David Lee, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist (PPIS) - Kaiserslautern
Local Phone: 314-545-1599
DSN Phone: +49 (0) 611-143-565-1599
Michelle Hall, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Practice Improvement Specialist (PPIS) (Vicenza, Italy)
Local Phone: +39 (0) 444-61-8544
DSN Phone: 314-637-8544
Allison Ivey

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Practice Improvement Specialist (PPIS) (Naples, Italy)
Local Phone: +39 (0) 444-61-8707
DSN Phone: 314-637-8707
Elizabeth Fales, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Practice Improvement Specialist (PPIS) (Stuttgart, Germany)
Local Phone: +49 (0) 711-680-5362
DSN Phone: 314- 430-5362
Caletha Ellis, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Special Assignment (UK)
DSN Phone: 314-226-5348
Dial from US: +44 (0) 163-852-5345
Daniel Petritz, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Practice Improvement Specialist (PPIS) (Brussels, Belgium)
DSN Phone: 314-368-9931
Dial from US: +32 (0) 2717-9931
Tonya Laliberte, CIL

EU-CIL: Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL)
Professional Practice Improvement Specialist (PPIS) (Grafenwoehr, Germany)
DSN Phone: 314-476-3405
Dial from US: +49 (0) 611-143-565-3405