For Immediate Release — August 25, 2020 | PAC-West
KOREA — August 25, 2020 — Dr. Jeff Arrington, Pacific West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Helen Bailey as Pacific West District Community Superintendent.
Dr. Bailey is a career educator with extensive teaching and administrative experience in DoDEA Pacific. She joined DoDEA as a business/computer science teacher with her first assignment at Yokota Middle/High School teaching grades 7-12, and served as an Assistant Principal at Yokota High School, Yokota, Japan, and Assistant Principal at Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Dr. Bailey was promoted to the position of Principal at Daegu American School prior to joining DoDEA Pacific Region Office in Okinawa, Japan, working with Instructional Support Specialists as a Branch Chief in DoDEA Pacific’s Education Division. Two years later, she ventured off to the beautiful island of Guam as the Principal of Andersen Elementary School and later joined the DoDEA Pacific South District in Guam as the Education Operations Manager. After 8 years in the Pacific South District, Dr. Bailey was assigned as the Chief of Staff for DoDEA Europe South District in Vicenza, Italy. In 2016, Dr. Bailey was named Community Superintendent for the DoDEA Pacific East District and stationed at Yokota AB where her leadership responsibilities included schools in Sasebo, Misawa, Atsugi, Zama, Sagamihara Housing Area and Yokota. Dr. Bailey also served as the District’s Athletics and Activities Director. Prior to DoDEA, Dr. Bailey was a middle school and high school business/computer teacher in Angier and Fayetteville, North Carolina, as well as a community college professor and teacher in Manhattan and Junction City, Kansas.
Dr. Bailey earned her Bachelors' degree in Economics and in Comprehensive Business Education at Fayetteville State University, her Master’s degree at Kansas State University in Educational Administration, and her Doctorate degree at Capella University in Educational Leadership and Administration. She is an advocate for all students and believes life-long learning is a critical component of college and career readiness.
Dr. Bailey is a member of The Association for Supervision Curriculum Development, Learning Forward and Phi Delta Kappa International. She is also a proud “Silver, Life Member” of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Dr. Bailey and her husband, Patrick, have two DoDEA-educated children, 2011 Guam HS graduate, Patrick II, and 2018 Yokota High School graduate, Britney. They have one granddaughter, Truth, born in June 19, 2020
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the United States that serve children of military families.