Department of Defense Education Activity

Welcome to DoDEA Europe South!

Europe South is a wonderfully diverse district with schools in Italy, Spain, Turkey, and Bahrain. 1,350 employees work together in Europe South to educate more than 6,000 students. We are honored to serve our military connected children and their families by providing 21st century learning experiences. Our mission is to Educate, Engage, and Empower military connected students to succeed in a dynamic world. Our shared work is guided through the strategic planning document: DoDEA Blueprint for Continuous Improvement. I encourage you to review the Blueprint to better understand goals and critical success factors that drive our efforts.

We know the world is changing fast and students have a magnificent opportunity to be the next generation leaders, inventors, activists, and caretakers. With advances in technology, medicine, and infrastructure there will be career opportunities for your children that we cannot even begin to imagine. This means we need to lead and teach in new ways, we are preparing students to be 21st century learners which means we need to be 21st century teachers and leaders.

We are committed to guarantee College & Career Ready Standards for students. The standards are structured to developmentally become more complex as students progress through the grades so they are ready for success at college and careers of their choice. The standards are supported by many new curriculum materials and opportunities for teachers to engage in professional learning to improve their teaching practice. Teachers engage in professional learning during CCR quarterly trainings and weekly collaboration time. These activities are critical to your child’s education.

We want students to be careful consumers of information which means they need to ask questions, reflect, and assimilate knowledge. Students will be able to apply these skills to any situation so they are well prepared to be the world’s next leaders.

I am confident students will have multiple learning opportunities in the form of academics, athletics, and cultural. Most important though, are our partnerships with you. We believe you are critical to your child’s success and we welcome your involvement.

It is my honor to serve as your superintendent. Please feel comfortable contributing your ideas, time and energy to make our schools the best they can be.  I look forward to seeing you during my school visits.



Michelle Howard, Brahaney, PhD.

DoDEA Europe South Superintendent 

Europe South District Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney District Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney

DoDEA-Europe South District
Unit 31401 Box 11
APO, AE 09630

Europe South Chief of Staff

Mr. Paul Salatto Chief of Staff

Mr. Paul Salatto

DoDEA Europe South District
Unit 31401, Box 11
APO, AE 09630
Phone: (+39) 444-61-8520