Department of Defense Education Activity

Mrs. Bernadine “Bernie” Camuso as Assistant Principal for Bahrain Middle High School (MHS)

Bernadine Camuso "Bernie" AP for Bahrain MHS

EUROPE SOUTH — April 8, 2021 — Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Bernadine “Bernie” Camuso as Assistant Principal for Bahrain Middle High School (MHS).

A native New Yorker, Mrs. Camuso earned a Professional Diploma in Administration and Supervision at St. John’s University, a Master of Arts degree in Teaching with a concentration in History, and Bachelor of Arts dual degree in Philosophy and Sociology at Fordham University.  

Mrs. Camuso has built a career advocating for students and staff members to meet the DoDEA mission of educating, engaging, and empowering all students to succeed in a dynamic world. 

Mrs. Camuso began her education career in Catholic Schools throughout the continental United States and Hawaii. She then moved to Sigonella, Italy as a middle school social studies teacher and elementary school assistant principal.  After leaving Sigonella, Mrs. Camuso served as the Assistant Principal at Vicenza and Lejeune High Schools and, most recently, has spent the last four years as a teacher at Bahrain MHS honoring the same mission.

She looks forward to the opportunity to collaborate with students, faculty, sponsors, family and community members to foster a strong network of support for the students at Bahrain School. She is excited to work in partnership with all stakeholders to ensure that all students have opportunities to meet and exceed the College, Career, and Civic Ready Standards. Dr. Howard-Brahaney noted “Mrs. Camuso is a strong educator, her knowledge and experience teaching will serve her well as an instructional leader at Bahrain.”

Mrs. Camuso’s family is steeped in military service. She is the daughter of Coast Guard Chief Ben Gupit; she is married to U.S. Navy Captain (RET) John W. Camuso;  and is the very proud mom of DoDEA graduates and U.S. Navy officers, LT John B. Camuso, LTJG Alexis Camuso and soon to be Midshipman Joseph Camuso, who will begin his studies at the U.S. Naval Academy in July 2021.