SEMBACH, GERMANY — April 27, 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. “Ms. Moon has the perfect blend of experience, drive and leadership qualities for this new challenge. I am delighted to announce her as a Community Superintendent in Europe’s West District,” said Dr. Brahaney.
Ms. Moon is a native of Hiram, Ohio. She earned her bachelor’s degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Kent State University in 1993. Ms. Moon received her master’s degree in Curriculum and Instruction from Kent State University in 2008 and her Education Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Liberty University in 2016. She is currently working on her capstone project to complete her doctorate in Educational Leadership from Liberty University.
Ms. Moon began her career teaching high school mathematics and science in Florida. While there she coached softball and basketball and was the National Honor Society director. Ms. Moon was the Teacher of the Year in Pinellas County, Florida. She then relocated to Ohio to serve as a mathematics teacher at Crestwood High School and was the department chair for both mathematics and technology. Ms. Moon received the Ohio State Finalist: Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching. She also served as an instructor for Middle Childhood Education at Kent State University. The Ohio Department of Education employed Ms. Moon as a facilitator for 21st Century Teaching and Learning where she coached teams of principals and teachers across the state on project-based learning.
Ms. Moon joined the DoDEA team as an Instructional System Specialist for secondary mathematics and science and as the district STEM coordinator. During that time, she implemented full STEM programs at schools in Fort Benning, Fort Rucker, and Maxwell Air Force Base. She then became the assistant principal at Joan K. Mendel Elementary School and the Principal of Yokota High School in Japan. Ms. Moon worked at DoDEA Headquarters in the Education Directorate as the Specialized Content Program Manager where she served as the lead for twelve of DoDEA’s curriculum programs. Ms. Moon then served as a Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist for the Center of Instructional Leadership in Europe. She designed professional learning and coached principals throughout Europe. Most recently, she served as the principal of Lakenheath High School in England.
Ms. Moon has a strong passion for students and is honored to have the opportunity to support the community at Europe West District Office. She is the proud mother of four children: Darren, Randy, Rebecca and Jessica. She says that she couldn’t have achieved this amazing opportunity without the incredible support of her husband, Greg.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-age children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Agencies throughout the United States that serve children of military families.