Department of Defense Education Activity

Ms. Dana Sutherland - Lejeune HS Principal

Ms. Sutherland started her career in education as a high school mathematics and chemistry teacher.  She received certifications in language arts, social studies, and special education to better serve the needs of her students.  Ms. Sutherland has worked in the Camp Lejeune community since July 2001 as the assistant principal for Lejeune High School, Brewster Middle School, or Johnson Primary School.  Ms. Sutherland was also a part-time evening mathematics instructor for Campbell University's satellite campus located at the John A. Lejeune Base Education Center for the past 16 years.

"Lejeune High School and staff have a proud and vibrant tradition of academic excellence, sportsmanship, and rich culture of caring," said Ms. Sutherland.  "It inspires and supports every young adult who attends to excel academically and achieve their goals.  Each young adult, no matter how long they attended, is forever a part of the unique and unconquerable spirit of Lejeune High School.  It is a great privilege and honor to serve in the capacity of principal and to humbly be a part of the rich history and tradition that is Lejeune High School.  Once a Devilpup, always a Devilpup!"

Ms. Sutherland earned her undergraduate and two master's degrees from Texas State University at San Marcos, formerly known as Southwest Texas State University.  She graduated Summa Cum Laude with a bachelor's in mathematics with a minor in chemistry.  She returned to the university on two other occasions to earn a master's in mathematics with a minor in biochemistry and a master's in educational administration.

Ms. Dana Sutherland

Lejeune HS Principal


Phone: 910-451-2451
835 Stone Street
Camp Lejeune , NC 28547-2520
USA

Ms. Lorien Gustafson - Lejeune HS Assistant Principal

Lorien Gustafson earned her Bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Westfield State College.  Her teaching career began in Massachusetts at an elementary school followed by her first middle school teaching position in South Carolina.  Moving around with her Marine Corps husband, she landed in Cleveland, Ohio, where she was the first school programs coordinator for the Great Lakes Science Center.  

Following Ohio, she moved to Hawaii and returned to school for herself earning her Master’s in Elementary Education from Chaminade University, Honolulu.  Virginia was her next location where she worked in a middle school and developed virtual courses for the USMC.  The journey continued overseas to Germany for over 12 years where she accomplished a variety of roles to include the School Liaison Officer, seventh grade English/Language Arts teacher, Site Literacy Leader, middle school information specialist, and earned her Master’s in Educational Leadership from Southeastern Oklahoma State University.  

She is currently the Assistant Principal for Lejeune High School and Acting Principal for Heroes Elementary School for the Camp Lejeune Community Schools.  

Ms. Lorien Gustafson

Lejeune HS Assistant Principal


Phone: 910-451-2451
835 Stone Street
Camp Lejeune , NC 28547-2520
USA