Department of Defense Education Activity

Bahrain, Italy South, Turkey Schools Community Administrator

Ms. Stephanie El Sayed - Bahrain, Italy South, Turkey Community Superintendent

Stephanie El Sayed's career supporting our nation's military children began with the Department of Defense Education Activity in 1990, with teaching positions at Nuremberg Middle School, Erlangen Elementary School, and Bamberg Elementary School. She was very active in sponsoring and coaching school activities, to include Student Council, Multicultural Club, High School Track, Volleyball and Wrestling. She held several school-based positions, including Staff Development Coordinator, School Improvement Process Chairperson, School-Home- Community Partnership Complex Coordinator, and Human and Civil Rights Coordinator. In 1998, she was awarded Würzburg District Teacher of the Year, and as a sixth grade Math teacher, was a finalist for the Presidential Award for Excellence in Secondary Mathematics Teaching.

As a school administrator, Ms. El Sayed was an Assistant Principal at Bamberg Elementary School and Würzburg Elementary School. In 2002, she was promoted to Principal at La Maddelana Elementary/Middle School, in Sardinia. She was awarded the Department of Defense Distinguished Civilian Award and Medal in 2006, and remained in Italy at Aviano Middle School before returning to Germany for six years at Heidelberg Middle School. Prior to her current duty assignment at Vicenza Middle School, she was in the Kingdom of Bahrain as Principal of Bahrain Middle-High School.

Ms. El Sayed believes it is essential to promote a school environment that is student-centered and has high expectations for students, staff, parents, and community members. A safe, positive, and professional climate where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect is the minimum standard for an effective school.
Ms. El Sayed believes a strong literacy foundation is necessary to help ensure children are successful throughout their school years. She also believes educators must understand the students they teach in order to guide them to reach their potential. As world citizens, students must be provided with the technological and collaborative skills that will further enhance their academic and social development.

Ms. El Sayed graduated from the University of Kansas in Lawrence, with a Bachelor's of Science in Education and earned her Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National-Louis University in Heidelberg, Germany.

Ms. El Sayed's mantra, "Children First," guides her decisions in her roles as a mother, educator, and instructional leader.

Ms. Stephanie El Sayed

Ankara Community Schools,Bahrain School,Naples Community Schools,Sigonella Community Schools Community Superintendent

Phone: +39 0-444-71-6617
Phone: 314-646-6617
PSC 817 Box 55
FPO , AE 09622

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