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About Us - Pacific Center for Instructional Leadership Overview

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The DoDEA Pacific Center for Educational Leadership (CIL) works side-by-side with school leadership, Instructional System Specialists and teachers to create great student experiences to ensure high academic achievement for all DoDEA students.

The Pacific Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) is a critical component of leadership development for DoDEA. The role of the Pacific CIL is to ensure high academic achievement for all DoDEA students, ensuring that every educational leader receives the support they need to help students succeed. The CIL systemically develops high-impact educational leaders in their pursuit of excellence and equity. Success is measured when all DoDEA schools ensure that every student is adequately prepared for success in college, careers and citizenship.

The Pacific CIL has four functions:

  1. Systemic Leadership Development and Support
  2. Professional Development for Systemic Priorities
  3. Learning Networks
  4. Innovative Best Practices

More specifically, the Pacific CIL works in partnership with district superintendents and community superintendents, ISS’s, principals, and teacher leaders to ensure that these individuals are well equipped to lead and support their respective schools.  The CIL achieves this by identifying gaps and needs and use school-level data and research to inform training and content development.  The support system creates sustained leadership development by providing:

  • Job-embedded support for learning through coaching
  • Build structures for collaboration and networking
  • Implement a robust, differentiated, embedded professional development component which includes leadership capacity building
  • Support the implementation of large-scale initiatives
  • Target and transform instructional leadership practices of principals, assistant principals, community superintendents, and district ISSs
  • Provide ongoing support and continuous improvement

Our Team

Our Impact

We serve all education leadership levels across DoDEA's Pacific footprint and provide professional development opportunities for all educators.

Our Services

We work directly with Superintendents, Community Superintendents, ISSs, and Teacher Leaders providing systemic leadership development and support, professional development for systemic priorities of the agency, and learning networks to share innovative best practices. Read More

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PAC-CIL: Chief of Instructional Leadership Development
Local Phone: 098-953-5664
DSN Phone: 315-652-5664
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5664

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



Kathleen Smith

PAC-CIL: Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Local Phone: 098-953-5888
DSN Phone: 315-652-5888
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5888

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



Ms. Kerry Weidler_PAC CIL

PAC-CIL: Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Local Phone: 098-953-5665
DSN Phone: 315-652-5665
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5665

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



Ms. Whitney Tucker_500X500

PAC-CIL: Professional Development Specialist Elementary
Local Phone: 098-953-5698
DSN Phone: 315-652-5698
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5698

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



PAC-CIL-Judith-Sullivan

PAC-CIL: Professional Development Specialist Middle
Local Phone: 098-953-5689
DSN Phone: 315-652-5689
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5689

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



CIL Vacant

PAC-CIL: Professional Development Specialist High
Local Phone: 098-953-5798
DSN Phone: 315-652-5798
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5798

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



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PAC-CIL: Professional Development Specialist Special Education
Local Phone: 098-953-5670
DSN Phone: 315-652-5670
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5670

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



Mrs. Lorri-Blanchard

PAC-CIL: Educational Technologist
Local Phone: 098-953-5667
DSN Phone: 315-652-5667
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5667

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



Jonathan Blakely

PAC-CIL: Education Research Analyst
Local Phone: 098-953-5903
DSN Phone: 315-652-5903
Dial from US: 011-81-98-953-5903

Okinawa, Japan
Pacific South



Mrs. Michelle Moore-Robinson

PAC-CIL: Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Dial from US: 315-755-1223

Camp Humphreys, Korea
Pacific West



Jerilyn Packer

PAC-CIL: Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Dial from US: 315-755-1224

Camp Humphreys, Korea
Pacific West



Ms. Sylvia Missy Gingrich

PAC-CIL: PAC-CIL
Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Dial from US: 315-243-1635

Guam, Pacific West



Dr. John Rivers

PAC-CIL: PAC-CIL
Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Dial from US: 315-253-5449

Iwakuni, Japan
Pacific East



Libby Riley

PAC-CIL: PAC-CIL
Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Dial from US: 671-344-9579

Yokosuka, Japan Pacific East



Michael Carriagan

PAC-CIL: PAC-CIL
Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Dial from US: 315-225-6232

Yokota, Japan
Pacific East



Dr. Teri Key

PAC-CIL: PAC-CIL
Professional Practice and Improvement Specialist
Dial from US: 315-225-3940

Yokota, Japan
Pacific East