Department of Defense Education Activity

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 | DoDEA EU-West | HQ Feature
Leigh Johnson Selected As Europe West District Chief of Staff

Mr. Kent Worford, DoDEA Europe West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Leigh Johnson as the new Europe West Chief of Staff.

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | DoDEA Sigonella Community Schools | HQ Feature
Remote Learning Starting August 23, 2021

DoDEA schools in Sigonella, therefore, will begin the school year in remote learning on Monday, August 23rd. Each student/family will receive instructions from your teacher(s) regarding the remote learning plans. Students enrolled in DoDEA’s Virtual School are not impacted by this change.

Friday, July 23, 2021 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Fall Sports/Activities for SY 21-22

DoDEA-Europe will offer a full schedule of fall sports to include football, volleyball, cross country, tennis, golf and cheer. Competition may be limited depending on the rules and restrictions in each country and/or installation.

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | DoDEA Sigonella MS/HS |
Mark Villarreal Announced as Sigonella MHS Principal

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Mark Villarreal as Principal for Sigonella Middle High School.

Monday, June 7, 2021 | DoDEA Naples ES | HQ Feature
Dr. Tynia Hopkins announced as Assistant Principal for Naples ES

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Tynia Hopkins as Assistant Principal for Naples Elementary School.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | DoDEA Ramstein IS | HQ Feature
St Jean named 2021 Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise

DoDEA-Europe’s Neissa St Jean has been selected as DoDEA’s inaugural Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise. St Jean is a fourth-grade teacher at Ramstein Intermediate School in Ramstein, Germany, with over 14 years of teaching experience.

Thursday, May 13, 2021 | DoDEA Brussels ES/HS | HQ Feature
DoDEA-Europe’s Charlotte Geehreng Selected as OSHNA’s 2021 School Nurse of the Year

DoDEA-Europe’s Charlotte Geehreng has been selected as Overseas School Health Nurses Association (OSHNA) 2021 Nurse of the Year.As the nurse at DoDEA's Brussels American School (BAS) in Brussels, Belgium, Ms. Geehreng has provided care for students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students at BAS for the last three years.

Monday, April 12, 2021 | DoDEA Lakenheath ES | HQ Feature
Mr. David Ballesteros-Burkett Announced as Principal of Lakenheath ES

RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom – April 12, 2021 - Mr. Kent Worford, Superintendent Europe West District announces that Mr. David Ballesteros-Burkett has been selected as Principal for Lakenheath Elementary School, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.

Thursday, April 8, 2021 | DoDEA Bahrain MHS | HQ Feature
Mrs. Bernadine “Bernie” Camuso as Assistant Principal for Bahrain Middle High School (MHS)

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).

Thursday, April 1, 2021 | DoDEA EU-West | HQ Feature
Ms. Jessica Mitchell selected as DoDEA Europe West District 2022 Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Europe West Superintendent, Mr. Kent Worford, announces the selection of Ms. Jessica Mitchell as Teacher of the Year 2022.

Thursday, March 4, 2021 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Ms. Allison Peltz Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) – Europe proudly announces that Vicenza Elementary School Principal, Ms. Allison L. Peltz, has been selected as the 2021 DoDEA-Europe Principal of the Year.

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | DoDEA Europe |
Two DoDEA Students Among National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Of the four million students expected to graduate high school this year, nation-wide, only about 10,000 will qualify for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC). This year, two of these students hail from Stuttgart High School.

Monday, February 22, 2021 | DoDEA EU-South |
Ms. Cheryl Williams Selected as DoDEA Europe South District 2022 Teacher of the Year

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe South Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney announced the selection of Cheryl Williams as the DoDEA Europe South District 2022 Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, February 18, 2021 | DoDEA Europe |
Germany Schools Return to In-Person Instruction Feb 22

In coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany – with the exception of Baumholder-area schools – will return to in-person instruction on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.

Thursday, February 11, 2021 | DoDEA EU-West |
DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction through Friday, February 19th

In accordance with host nation guidance and in coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany will remain in remote instruction through at least Friday, February 19th, 2021.

Thursday, January 28, 2021 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction

In accordance with host nation guidance and in coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany - with the exception of the schools on Spangdahlem Air Base - will remain in remote instruction through at least Friday, February 12th, 2021.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA-Europe Students to Participate in 2021 Inaugural (Virtual) Parade

DoDEA Europe students submitted a video product for inclusion in the "Parade across America" - a virtual celebration to be aired on Inauguration Day, Wednesday, January 20th, 2021.

Monday, December 14, 2020 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA Schools in Germany Transition to Remote Learning

Due to the recent restrictions imposed by the German government, and in coordination with military commanders, all DoDEA schools in Germany (that are not already in remote learning) will transition to remote learning.

Thursday, December 3, 2020 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA Europe Announces Selection of Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) Chief

DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jorma Young as Chief for the Center of Instructional Leadership (CIL) at the Europe Region Office in Sembach, Germany.

Thursday, October 29, 2020 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA Students Overseas to Receive Free School Meals

Beginning November 2nd, the Army & Air Force Exchange Service (AAFES), Navy Exchange Service Command (NEXCOM) and Marine Corps Community Services (MCCS), in conjunction with the Department of Defense (DoD) and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), will be serving free meals to all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas that are operated by one of the USDA approved School Food Authorities (AAFES, NEXCOM or MCCS).

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
2nd Semester Enrollment Window - Virtual School

For second semester, DoDEA will again provide families the opportunity to enroll in the full-time Virtual School or to opt for in-person instruction.

Thursday, August 6, 2020 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Two DoDEA Educators Selected Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced the most recent recipients of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | DoDEA Vicenza HS | HQ Feature
Vicenza High School Principal Announced

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, Superintendent Europe South announces that Dr. Kristen Warner has been selected as the Principal of Vicenza High School in Vicenza, Italy.

Thursday, June 18, 2020 | DoDEA Rota MS/HS | HQ Feature
Ms. Stephanie El Sayed Announced as Prinicpal for Rota MHS

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, Superintendent Europe South announces that Ms. Stephanie El Sayed has been selected as the Principal of Rota Middle High School in Rota, Spain.

Monday, June 1, 2020 | DoDEA Ansbach MS/HS | HQ Feature
Graduation Plans for Ansbach High School

Ansbach MHS will hold a hybrid graduation ceremony. The school prerecorded a standard graduation and will stream the graduation ceremony video at 1800 on June 2nd.

Monday, June 1, 2020 | DoDEA SHAPE HS | HQ Feature
Graduation Plan for SHAPE American High School 2020

Drive-in Ceremony on SHAPE Parking lot by SHAPE Clinic/Cinema/Carrefour Friday, June 12, 2020 1830 hours (may be adjusted due to daylight considerations)

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | DoDEA Lakenheath HS | HQ Feature
Lakenheath HS Graduation Plans 2020

In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.

Thursday, May 28, 2020 | DoDEA Vilseck HS | HQ Feature
2020 Graduation Plan for Vilseck HS

In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.

Wednesday, May 27, 2020 | DoDEA Spangdahlem HS | HQ Feature
Spangdahlem HS 2020 Graduation Plan

In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | DoDEA Hohenfels MS/HS | HQ Feature
HohenfelsMHS Graduation Plan 2020

In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | DoDEA Brussels ES/HS | HQ Feature
Brussels EHS Graduation Plan 2020

In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | DoDEA Ramstein HS | HQ Feature
Ramstein HS Graduation Plan 2020

In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.

Tuesday, May 26, 2020 | DoDEA Kaiserslautern HS | HQ Feature
2020 Graduation Plans for Kaiserslautern HS

In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plan for our 2020 high school seniors. Please feel free to reach out to the DoDEA contact above with any questions or to volunteer.

Monday, May 18, 2020 | DoDEA Bahrain MHS | HQ Feature
Graduation Plans for Bahrain Middle High School

The decision was made to execute the Virtual graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors

Friday, May 15, 2020 | DoDEA Wiesbaden HS | HQ Feature
Graduation Plans for Wiesbaden High School

In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.

Friday, May 1, 2020 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA Europe School Status

In direct and close coordination with our senior military partners, the decision was made to keep school buildings closed to students for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year and to maintain digital teaching and learning in all DoDEA schools across Europe.

Friday, March 20, 2020 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA Europe School Status Update

As of Friday, 20 March 2020, all DoDEA schools across Europe are closed to students until further notice.

Monday, February 24, 2020 | DoDEA EU-South | HQ Feature
USAREUR Coronavirus message

A cluster of coronavirus cases in a small town in Lombardy, Italy, was first identified on Thursday, February 20, and the number of cases has risen steadily

Monday, February 24, 2020 | DoDEA EU-South | HQ Feature
Ms. Lachanda Garrison Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe South District Teacher of the Year

Lachanda Garrison was announced today as the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe South District 2021 Teacher of the Year. Ms. Garrison teaches 2nd Grade at Bahrain Elementary School in Manama, Bahrain. She has 13 years of experience teaching with DoDEA, including 1st and 3rd grades, multi-age grades, and as an instructional coach in elementary mathematics and literacy.

Monday, February 24, 2020 | DoDEA EU-West | HQ Feature
Ms. Caletha Ellis Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe West District Teacher of the Year

Caletha Ellis was announced today as the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe West 2021 District Teacher of the Year. Mrs. Ellis teaches mixed grade levels (9-12) at Lakenheath High School in the United Kingdom. Her current teaching assignment includes AP U.S. History, Psychology, Sociology, & U.S. History.

Monday, February 24, 2020 | DoDEA Baumholder MS/HS | HQ Feature
Mr. Radley Ramirez Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe East District Teacher of the Year

Radley Ramirez was announced today as the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe East 2021 District Teacher of the Year. Mr. Ramirez is an Educational Technologist who serves and supports the students and teachers at Baumholder Middle High School.

Monday, August 13, 2018 | DoDEA Europe |
Five DoDEA Europe Schools Selected as National PTA Schools of Excellence

The National Parent Teacher Association announced that five Department of Defense Education Activity Europe schools have been named a 2018-2020 National PTA School of Excellence.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Two DoDEA Educators Selected: Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP), with the National Science Foundation (NSF), announced that more than 140 individuals and organizations will be honored with presidential awards for their excellence in teaching or mentoring in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

Monday, June 4, 2018 | DoDEA Europe |
Ramstein High School Student Selected as a U.S. Presidential Scholar for 2018

Ayden Kemp from Ramstein High School in Kaiserslautern, Germany, is among the 161 high school seniors recognized for their extraordinary accomplishments in academics, the arts and career and technical education fields.

Thursday, May 31, 2018 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Ramstein Intermediate Student Represents European PTA and DoDEA in National Spelling Bee

Ramstein Intermediate School fifth-grader Jonnen Messer represented the European PTA and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) this week in Washington, D.C. at the Scripps National Spelling Bee.

Friday, May 18, 2018 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA Announces 2019 Teacher of the Year

Vicenza Middle School science teacher Anna Sansone has been selected as the 2019 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA Announces U.S. Senate Youth Program selections for 2017

ALEXANDRIA, VA — March 2, 2017 — Mr. Thomas Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced Emma Rook and John Casey as delegates to the 55th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 4 - 11 in Washington, D.C.

Friday, January 29, 2016 | DoDEA EU-East | HQ Feature
Innovative Ideas Receive Funding in DoDEA Europe’s Kaiserslautern School District

The Kaiserslautern District Superintendent’s Office awarded $20,000 to support innovative teaching and learning models. $mart Money was conceived as a motivational agent to allow inspired educators to further develop innovative methods and practices for teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015 | DoDEA EU-East | HQ Feature
Kaiserslautern District Superintendent to Attend National Meeting of Innovative School Leaders

Kaiserslautern District Superintendent Dell McMullen will join a select group of national education leaders to share ideas and develop action plans for using technology to support teaching and learning.

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDEA Educator to Tour Peruvian Schools

The NEA Foundation named Alina Rozanski, a 6-8 grade Choir teacher at Netzaberg Middle School in Grafenwoehr, Germany, as a 2015 NEA Foundation Global Learning Fellow. With this honor, Rozanski joins a unique class of 33 award-winning public school educators who will spend a year building their global competency skills, or the capacity and disposition to understand and act on issues of global significance.

Friday, January 9, 2015 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Islas Named as Interim DoDEA Europe Director

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Joan Islas to a temporary appointment beginning on January 3 as the Interim Director for DoDEA operations in Europe, Western Asia, and the Middle East, following the recent retirement of longtime Area Director, Dr. Nancy Bresell.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Innovative Ideas Receive Funding

The Kaiserslautern District Superintendent’s Office has awarded over $30,000 to support innovative teaching and learning models for 21st Century Schools.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe names new Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Dr. Joan Islas has been selected as the new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Friday, August 15, 2014 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
SHAPE community schools to experience a transformative new school year

The day the SHAPE community has been waiting for since 2012 will soon be upon them.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | DoDEA Spangdahlem MS |
Cannon brothers awarded scholarship to Space Academy

Andrew and Sean Cannon of Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, have been awarded a scholarship to attend Space Camp® at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Friday, March 28, 2014 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Ramstein Middle School takes top honors in 2014 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS competition

The “Mathletes” from Ramstein Middle School walked with the top honors in the 2014 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS State Competition.

Monday, April 15, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Six DoDDS Europe math and science teachers selected as finalists for Presidential award

Six teachers from Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe have been selected as finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program.

Monday, March 11, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Vilseck High School to host International Robotics competition

On March 16, 2013, First Tech Challenge robotics teams from the European theater will converge at Vilseck High School at Rose Barracks for a robotics tournament.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
With Heidelberg closure, DoDDS-Europe will reduce number of districts to four

With the scheduled closure of the military installations in Heidelberg, the Office of the District Superintendent located at Patrick Henry Village and all three schools in Heidelberg will close at the end of June 2013.

Monday, January 28, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDDS Europe selects assistant superintendents for Kaiserslautern and Bavaria districts

DoDDS Europe has selected the new assistant superintendents for the Kaiserslautern and Bavaria districts.

Monday, January 14, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Jazz Seminar

WIESBADEN, Germany – Jan. 13-18, DoDDS Europe will conduct its 30th Jazz Seminar at Ramstein Air Base.

Monday, January 7, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe announces security breach in Kaiserslautern District schools

In late-October, DoDDS-Europe became aware of the theft of computer memory devices that may have included personal information related to students and sponsors from School Years 2002-03 through this school year. The devices were stolen after normal duty hours from the car of a DoDEA employee which was parked in a locked garage.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 | DoDEA Bavaria District |
DoDDS-Europe announces new Bavaria District Superintendent

The Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe announced the selection of Dr. Elizabeth Dunham as the new Bavaria District Superintendent. Dunham is currently the Assistant Superintendent in the Kaiserslautern District, a position she had held since August 2008.

Friday, June 1, 2012 | DoDEA Europe |
Deployed parents can watch the 2012 DoDDS-Europe high school graduations live

Some deployed service members will be able to view their high school graduating seniors via live webcasts on graduation day.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS Europe looking for applicants to fill positions at new Schweinfurt High School

The Department of Defense Education Activity school system is looking for highly motivated applicants within the local commuting area of Schweinfurt, Germany. Interested applicants can access the vacancy announcements at: www.eu.dodea.edu/hr/vacancies.

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS Europe to open new high school in Schweinfurt community for school year 2011-12

The Department of Defense Education Activity announced today the establishment of a high school in the Schweinfurt community.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS Europe names teachers of the year

As the school year comes to a close, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe named the top teachers in each of its five districts.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS-Europe to alter plan for Mannheim schools as student population reduces

DoDDS-Europe has revised its transformation plans for Mannheim schools, as the student population there continues to reduce.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | DoDEA Europe |
Lawanna Mangleburg, Kaiserslautern District Superintendent, Retires

The Dept. of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe, recently announced the retirement of the Kaiserslautern District Superintendent, Lawanna Mangleburg.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | DoDEA Europe |
Future Educators Association 2010 Conference - Illuminate heart and mind. Teach!

Approximately 120 students from DoDDS-Europe Chapters of the Future Educators Association (FEA) will come together for their seventh annual conference on February 2-4 in Garmisch, Germany.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 | DoDEA Europe |
Flu Outbreak Response

News of the spread of a H1N1 flu strain escalated in late April and has become a topic of concern throughout communities in Europe.