Susan C. Paul's goal is to maintain an environment where students are engaged in learning and educators provide relevant and rigorous opportunities for students to apply knowledge.
Dr. Paul received her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and a Master of Library and Information Science degree from Florida State University. She started her teaching career in 1986 at Cocoa Beach High School.
Her first assignment in DoDEA was Sigonella, Italy in 1988 where she was the Information Specialist and coach for the girls’ volleyball and track teams. In 1992, she moved with her Marine Corps spouse to Okinawa, Japan and worked at the Area Office as an Instructional Systems Specialist. Dr. Paul continued to advance her education, while making numerous moves to California, Virginia and Missouri. When her husband deployed to Iraq, she rejoined DoDEA. Dr. Paul’s assignments have taken her to Kadena Middle School in Okinawa, Joan K. Mendel in Yokota, Japan and back to Okinawa at Amelia Earhart Intermediate, Zukeran Elementary, Kadena High School, and Lester Middle School. She has worked as an elementary and middle school classroom teacher and served as a Library Information Specialist in elementary, middle and high school.
Dr. Paul earned her doctorate in Educational Leadership in 2010. In 2011, she was assigned as an Assistant Principal at Kadena High School.
Dr. Paul and her husband of 30+ years have three children who graduated from DoDEA schools. Her daughter married a Marine and is stationed at Camp Lejeune. Her oldest son graduated from University of North Dakota and her youngest graduated from Auburn University.
Dr. Paul enjoys reading, traveling, skiing and spending time with family and friends.
Mr. Soto was a DODDS student himself growing up. His father was an Air Force serviceman who retired after 24 years of service. While his family was stationed in the Canal Zone, Panama he attended Howard Elementary and Curundu Middle School. He is familiar with the challenges that our students face in a foreign country and school setting.
Mr. Soto is a Navy Veteran who retired after 20 years of service. He is very knowledgeable in how the military communities thrive and operate. He credits his military knowledge and experience in helping him become a leader in DoDEA.
In 2008, Mr. Soto began his adventure with DoDEA at EJ King High School in Sasebo, Japan teaching Naval Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps. From there he moved to Okinawa, Japan teaching health, PE, AVID, and business at Lester Middle School. Most recently he has been teaching health in Belgium at SHAPE Middle School. Prior to his DoDEA career, Mr. Soto worked as a NJROTC Instructor at Canutillo High School in Texas. He was active in organizing multiple community outreach programs including a reading mentorship program with his cadets and the elementary students, the development of a Student 2 Student program, and a Big Brother/Big Sister program with his cadets and the elementary students helping those students who did not have a male or female role model at home.
In addition to his teaching credentials, Mr. Soto brings a wealth of knowledge from his years of coaching in both the states and overseas. Be it a football field, baseball field, softball field, track, volleyball court, or wrestling mat, you could always count on Coach Soto to bring motivation and collaboration to his teams.
Mr. Soto earned his degrees all over the world! His bachelor’s degree was earned on Navy ships as well as various universities. He completed his Master of Arts in Educational Administration and Supervision from University of Phoenix while teaching overseas. His administrative internship was completed in Texas.
Mr. Soto is married to Amy Mathews-Soto, who is a DoDEA mathematics teacher, currently teaching at SHAPE High School. Together they have 6 children and 10 grandchildren who keep them busy over every break they get.
Mr. Soto is looking forward to the positive experiences that await him in the K-Town community.