Ms. Weidler comes to MCAS Iwakuni after serving military families as the Assistant Principal of The Sullivans School located at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement, her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and her Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership.
Ms. Weidler began her career in 1995 as a special education preschool teacher. She joined DoDEA in 1997, at Pope Air Force Base/Fort Bragg, teaching everything from Pre-K to 5th grade. In 2014, she became the staff development teacher for Heroes Elementary at Camp Lejeune. In 2015, she was appointed to serve as the district staff development coordinator for all schools at Camp Lejeune.
As the wife of a combat veteran Green Beret, daughter of a Navy veteran and mother of U.S. Army dependents, Ms. Weidler has firsthand experience with military life. She feels passionately about serving the military connected families and is excited to develop relationships with all stakeholders at M.C. Perry Elementary. Ms. Weidler is honored to bring her husband and children to Iwakuni to create memories and become immersed in the culture and community.
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.