For Immediate Release — July 29, 2020 | PAC-East
YOKOSUKA — July 29, 2020 — Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ronald J. Knight, Jr. as the Community Superintendent of DoDEA Pacific East District located at the Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan.
Dr. Ronald J. Knight Jr. obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Liberal Studies from Excelsior College. He received a Master of Science degree in 2006 from Tarleton State University. In 2012, he received a Doctorate of Education degree in educational leadership from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor.
Dr. Ronald J. Knight Jr. is an Army veteran who has been stationed overseas as a soldier and military dependent. After a successful career with the Army, he decided to follow his passion for teaching and become an educator. Dr. Knight has served children at many levels in the education structure. He has been an aide, teacher, curriculum instructional specialist, assistant principal, principal (elementary, middle, and high school), education operations manager (Chief of Staff); and, most recently, principal at Robert D. Edgren Middle High School in Misawa AB, Japan.
Dr. Knight believes that all children can learn at levels perhaps unimaginable to them. Working with parents, teachers, and community members to close achievement gaps is important to him. It is his earnest intent to continue the educational excellence in the Pacific East District and elevate student achievement while ensuring all students are College and Career Ready upon graduation.
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.