Department of Defense Education Activity

Europe Press Releases

DoDEA Europe

Stephen J. Smith

Public Affairs Officer
Unit 29649 Box 7000 APO AE 09096

DSN Phone: (314) 545-1518
Calling from US: +49-0611-143-545-1518

Recent Press Releases

Dr. Tonya Laliberte as the next United Kingdom community superintendent in DoDEA-Europe’s West District

Dr. Tonya Laliberte as the next United Kingdom community superintendent in DoDEA-Europe’s West District

November 07, 2022 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, Department of Defense Education Activity – Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces Dr. Tonya Laliberte as the next United Kingdom community superintendent in DoDEA-Europe’s West District.
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DoD Schools Ranked Best in the United States on Nation's Report Card

DoD Schools Ranked Best in the United States on Nation's Report Card

October 24, 2022 Fourth and eighth-grade students attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools led the nation in scoring on the 2022 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Reading and Mathematics Assessments.
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Three DoDEA Schools recognized as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Three DoDEA Schools recognized as 2022 National Blue Ribbon Schools

September 20, 2022 The U.S. Department of Education recognized 297 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2022. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
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Dr. Tricia Surinak, History Teacher of the Year

Dr. Tricia Surinak, History Teacher of the Year

August 07, 2022 Dr. Tricia Surinak, a teacher at Ansbach Middle/High School in Germany, has been named the Department of Defense Education Activity History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
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Rynberg named Community Superintendent in East District

Rynberg named Community Superintendent in East District

July 21, 2022 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, Department of Defense Education Activity – Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces that Dr. Andrew Rynberg has been selected as the next community superintendent in DoDEA-Europe’s East District.
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Dr. Jason Ter Horst named Superintendent for Europe West

Dr. Jason Ter Horst named Superintendent for Europe West

July 14, 2022 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, Department of Defense Education Activity – Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces that Dr. Jason Ter Horst has been selected as the next superintendent for DoDEA-Europe’s West District.
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Judith Allen selected as AFNORTH International Schools Director

Judith Allen selected as AFNORTH International Schools Director

June 02, 2022 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA-Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces that Dr. Judith Allen has been selected as the next Director for the AFNORTH International School.
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DoDEA Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Announces 2023 Teacher of the Year

May 27, 2022 Lester Middle School teacher Dr. Cara Kaiser was selected as the 2023 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.
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Sembach ES Groundbreaking Ceremony

Sembach ES Groundbreaking Ceremony

May 18, 2022 In a ceremony this morning (May 18, 2022), leaders from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) - Europe, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Europe District and other project partners, broke ground on a 21st-century elementary school on Sembach Kaserne.
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Teresa Moon Selected As Community Superintendent in DoDEA Europe West District

Teresa Moon Selected As Community Superintendent in DoDEA Europe West District

April 26, 2022 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA-Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces that Ms. Teresa Moon has been selected as a Community Superintendent in DoDEA-Europe’s West District.
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Fredo Ontiveros Selected as 2022 DoDEA-Europe Principal of the Year

Fredo Ontiveros Selected as 2022 DoDEA-Europe Principal of the Year

March 07, 2022 The Department of Defense Education Activity is pleased to announce Fredo Ontiveros, principal of Ramstein High School, as the 2022 DoDEA-Europe Principal of the Year.
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DoDEA Europe East District 2023 Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Europe East District 2023 Teacher of the Year

March 01, 2022 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe East Superintendent, Mr. Steven L. Sanchez, is pleased to announce the selection of Oona Delaney as the DoDEA Europe East District 2023 Teacher of the Year.
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DoDEA Europe South District Teacher of the Year 2023

DoDEA Europe South District Teacher of the Year 2023

March 01, 2022 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe South Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Arrington is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Timothy Ramey as the DoDEA Europe South District 2023 Teacher of the Year.
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Europe West District Teacher of the Year 2023

Europe West District Teacher of the Year 2023

February 25, 2022 DoDEA Europe West Acting Superintendent, Ms. Melissa Hayes, announces the selection of Ms. Jennifer Mench as Teacher of the Year 2023.
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Two DoDEA Educators Selected for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

Two DoDEA Educators Selected for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

February 15, 2022 The Department of Defense Education Activity is pleased to announce the 2020 recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program for the K-6th grade teachers of science and mathematics.
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Joseph Lovett Selected as Acting Superintendent for Europe West

Joseph Lovett Selected as Acting Superintendent for Europe West

February 15, 2022 – Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA-Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces that Mr. Joseph Lovett has been selected as the acting Superintendent for Europe’s West District. “Mr. Lovett brings a wealth of experience and leadership ability to this position. He knows the West District well and I am so pleased to announce him as the acting Superintendent,” said Dr. Brahaney.
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DoDEA 2021 Teacher of the Year Named Recipient of Presidential Teaching Award

DoDEA 2021 Teacher of the Year Named Recipient of Presidential Teaching Award

February 10, 2022 President Joe Biden has named DoDEA-Europe teacher, Ms. Lachanda Garrison, as one of 117 nation-wide teachers, mentors, and mentoring organizations as recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) and Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring (PAESMEM).
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Stephanie El Sayed Selected for Europe South Community Superintendent

Stephanie El Sayed Selected for Europe South Community Superintendent

January 14, 2022 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA-Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces that Ms. Stephanie El Sayed has been selected as the Community Superintendent for Bahrain, Turkey and Italy South.
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DoDEA Europe Students Selected for the US Senate Youth Program

DoDEA Europe Students Selected for the US Senate Youth Program

January 12, 2022 The United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) has announced that high school students Mr. Gabriel Todd Stephenson and Ms. Megan Lee Wills represent the Department of Defense Education Activity during the 60th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 6-9, 2022.
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Worford Selected as DoDEA Superintendent, Mid-Atlantic District

Worford Selected as DoDEA Superintendent, Mid-Atlantic District

December 15, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady announced today that Mr. Kent Worford has been selected as the new DoDEA Superintendent for the Mid-Atlantic District.
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Wing Selected as DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Wing Selected as DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

December 08, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady announced today that Ms. Kelisa Wing has been selected as the new DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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DoDEA-Europe West District Earns 2021 ‘System of Distinction Award’

DoDEA-Europe West District Earns 2021 ‘System of Distinction Award’

December 01, 2021 DoDEA-Europe West District was 1 of 80 institutes out of 1,233 Engagement Reviews conducted in 2020-2021 recently recognized with a 2021 Cognia System of Distinction Award. The award recognizes the district’s pursuit of continuous improvement demonstrated during their 2020–21 Accreditation Engagement Review. 
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Howard-Brahaney Selected as DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence

Howard-Brahaney Selected as DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence

November 29, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady has named Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney as the DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence, effective December 19, 2021. She will be responsible for DoDEA’s 64 schools and nearly 4,000 employees that serve 25,000 military-connected students across Europe. The selection was made through a competitive process.
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Arrington Selected as DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent

Arrington Selected as DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent

November 29, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady has named Dr. Jeff Arrington as the DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent. He will be responsible for DoDEA’s 16 schools and approximately 5,675 students across 4 countries in the Europe South District.
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