Ms. Mary Mullins will serve as Assistant Principal at Matthew C. Perry and Iwakuni Elementary School. She previously served as the Assistant Principal at John O. Arnn Elementary School in Camp Zama, Japan.
Ms. Mullins attended Denison University in Granville, Ohio where she earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Sports Management. Ms. Mullins went on to receive a Master of Arts in Special Education from the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs. She also attained a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Adams State University in Alamosa, Colorado.
DoDEA teaching experience includes working as a Learning Impaired Mild to Moderate Needs Special Education teacher at Netzaberg Elementary School in Germany. Prior to DoDEA, she taught as an Affective Needs teacher, Mild/Moderate Needs teacher, and fourth grade teacher in elementary, middle, and high schools in Colorado Springs. Ms. Mullins has specialized in supporting students with social, emotional, behavioral, and academic areas.
Ms. Mullins has held numerous educational leadership roles throughout her career. She has served as a Positive Behavior Support (PBIS) Team Member, Problem Solving Designated Consultant for Response to Intervention (RtI), Behavior Evaluation Support Team Member, District and School Accreditation and Accountability Team Member, and New Teacher Mentor amongst others. She has acquired professional training in a variety of areas which focus on data driven instruction, behavior strategies, and continuous school improvement.
Ms. Mullins has a passion for educating and empowering all students with a special fondness for military and civilian children attending school abroad. Their resilience and brave character inspires her daily. She believes all students can achieve success with the appropriate support.
Ms. Mullins is an avid traveler and sports enthusiast. She enjoys photography and embarking on new adventures with her husband, a U.S. Army Veteran, and children.