A native of Kinston and Jacksonville, North Carolina, Ms. Cobb began her adventure into education as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow at North Carolina Central University. Ms. Cobb holds a Bachelor of Science in Secondary Education Mathematics, a Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction: Technology, a Master of Education in Educational Administration, and a Master of Education in Special Education.
Relocating to Japan in 2011 to support her husband’s career in the United States Navy, Ms. Cobb joined DoDEA as a local hire mathematics educator at Yokosuka Middle School in Yokosuka, Japan. While in this role, Ms. Cobb served as mathematics department chair, team leader, and Continuous School Improvement (CSI) Co-Chair. After leading technology professional development and policies at Yokosuka Middle School, Ms. Cobb was selected as the educational technologist for Yokosuka Middle School in 2014. In 2017, Ms. Cobb transferred to Matthew C. Perry High School, located at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan, as an educational technologist. Shortly after her arrival, she was promoted to assistant principal of Matthew C. Perry High School. She served in this role until July 2020.
In July 2020, Ms. Cobb was selected as the principal for Iwakuni Elementary School. While at Iwakuni Elementary School, Ms. Cobb has been recognized for implementing instructional programs, such as "One School, One Book," to improve student achievement as well as motivation surrounding literacy. Ms. Cobb has fostered the blending of innovative and traditional teaching methods to provide a solid foundation for active learning and teaching that is based on intentional decision-making rooted in data with an emphasis on digital resources. Ms. Cobb is proud to have been a part of developing Iwakuni Elementary School's first Student Council, giving students a voice and helping to develop them as leaders.
Ms. Cobb is the proud spouse of retired Navy Chief Petty Officer, Samuel (Mike) Cobb. Their daughter, Taylor, a DoDEA graduate, is currently serving on active duty in the United States Air Force as an Operations Intelligence Specialist. Their son, Jalen, is a rising high school junior. Having been a military spouse, raising military-connected children and now as the mother of an active duty service member, Ms. Cobb has first-hand experience of the unique hardships and amazing rewards of being a part of the military community. She is excited for the opportunity to continue serving the wonderful Iwakuni community as a returning Samurai.
Mr. Anglim’s DoDEA experience spans 17 years and includes serving at Vilseck High School and Daegu Middle High School. His impact is far reaching in both communities as he has been very active in student organizations, athletics, and leadership. Mr. Anglim has volunteered to serve as Junior Class Sponsor, Freshman Class Sponsor, National Honor Society Sponsor, Art Club, Photography Club, Cross Country Coach, Girls Soccer Coach, Assistant Football Coach, and Assistant Baseball Coach as well as many volunteer positions that supported other student sporting events. His school involvement also includes serving as Faculty Representative Spokesperson, School Advisory Council, Installation Advisory Council, Student Support Team, Continued School Improvement Chairperson, Department Chairperson, Crisis Team, Coronavirus Response Team, various school committees, Art Cohort, Extra Curricular Academic Enrichment Sponsor (Art), Community Judge for Youth Service Art Shows and various other requested events.
At Daegu Middle High School, Mr. Anglim assisted with opening the first 21st century middle high school in the Pacific theatre while bringing Project Based Learning to the Korean peninsula classrooms. He has played a key role in the school setting as an acting administrator while completing his Master’s degree in Educational Leadership from Acacia University.
Mr. Anglim began his education career in New York City teaching art and literacy in the South Bronx after earning his bachelor’s degree from The School of Visual Arts in New York City. He also holds a master’s degree from the City College of New York.
While Mr. Anglim will miss the Daegu community, he and his family look forward to expanding their hobbies of running, photography, painting, reading, fashion, and international travel with their relocation to Japan.