Mrs. Bryant is a native of Tampa, Florida. Her roots are grounded in a military background in which most of her family served and sacrificed in various branches of the armed forces. She has had the privilege to travel around the world with friends and family and is excited to continue these adventures as principal at Osan Middle High School.
In January of 2012, Mrs. Bryant joined DODEA as a classroom teacher. She moved from North Little Rock, Arkansas to Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and worked at Ramey Unit School. From there, she joined the leadership team as an assistant principal at Stearley Heights Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan. In the year of 2016, she became a proud member of the Pacific West District leadership team as principal at Humphreys Central Elementary School. She is accompanied by her husband, Anderson Bryant, Jr. and has a strong support system that is as determined as she is to ensure successful educational experiences for parents and students.
MMrs. Bryant has many years of experience as an educator (traditional classroom and instructional leadership settings); much of which derived from the great natural state of Arkansas. She has always been excited to see what education looks like across the globe. DODEA has provided this opportunity to no longer be a dream, but a reality. She has taught kindergarten through fifth grades. As an administrator, she dedicated three and a half years to a K-12 building and eight additional years in buildings PK-5th grades.
In the past she has received awards for Teacher of the Year and produced the highest standardized test scores in her building; she has also been given responsibilities such as being used as the first-grade model classroom, grade level chair and discipline committee leader. As an administrator, Mrs. Bryant received the USFK award for Principal of the Year (2022) and was instrumental in the implementation of a variety of school programs such as a school-wide social skills program, positive behavior management rewards system, community relations and outreach and a host of other feats still being utilized to this date in her previous school building. She was the recipient of an Achievement Medal for Civilian Service from US Army Garrison-Humphreys.
She is a natural born educator and leader who stands on the philosophy she can impact the world one student at a time. It is her goal to not only meet but exceed parent and student expectations while working with our military connected families. She is expecting a great year to come along with this new assignment.
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be, and you help them become what they are capable of becoming.”
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe ~
Ms. Shenna Anderson is a native of Portsmouth, Virginia. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Criminal Justice and Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Louisville and went on to earn a Post-Masters Certification in Educational Administration from Tarleton State University. As a doctoral student at Liberty University, Ms. Anderson is currently pursuing a doctoral degree in Curriculum and Instruction.
Ms. Anderson brings over 15 years of experience in education including leadership roles in elementary, middle, and adult education. She has proudly served as an educator in Kentucky, Virginia, and Texas. Ms. Anderson joined DoDEA in 2017 as a 4th grade teacher at The Sullivans School and was promoted to assistant principal of The Sullivans School in Yokosuka, Japan in 2019.
Prior to joining DoDEA, Ms. Anderson swore to protect and serve the nation as a military police officer in the U.S. Army and special agent for the Department of Homeland Security. She has also served as an Education Specialist with the Bureau of Prisons and Quality Review and Training Specialist with the Department of Veterans Affairs.
It is Ms. Anderson’s belief that all students can and will learn when they are provided with opportunities and an environment where they feel safe to take risks. “Building positive relationships is crucial. I wholeheartedly believe the words of Maya Angelou, that people will never forget how you made them feel.” Ms. Anderson is honored to join the Cougar Nation at Osan Middle High School and looks forward to building positive relationships with students, staff, and the community as she continues to serve in her role as assistant principal.
Ms. Anderson is a wife and the mother of 2 children. In her spare time, she enjoys singing, decorating, and traveling.