For Immediate Release — October 28, 2019 | M.C. Perry ES
Paul J. Stevenson: Public Affairs Officer | Voice: DSN: (315) 644-5665 (Japan), Local (098) 953-5665
IWAKUNI, JAPAN. — October 28, 2019 — Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kerry Weidler as the Principal at M.C. Perry Elementary School located at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.
Ms. Weidler comes to MCAS Iwakuni after serving military families as the Assistant Principal of The Sullivans School located at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka, Japan. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education with an Early Childhood Endorsement, her Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction, and her Education Specialist degree in Educational Leadership.
Ms. Weidler began her career in 1995 as a special education preschool teacher. She joined DoDEA in 1997, at Pope Air Force Base/Fort Bragg, teaching everything from Pre-K to 5th grade. In 2014, she became the staff development teacher for Heroes Elementary at Camp Lejeune. In 2015, she was appointed to serve as the district staff development coordinator for all schools at Camp Lejeune.
As the wife of a combat veteran Green Beret, daughter of a Navy veteran and mother of U.S. Army dependents, Ms. Weidler has firsthand experience with military life. She feels passionately about serving the military connected families and is excited to develop relationships with all stakeholders at M.C. Perry Elementary. Ms. Weidler is honored to bring her husband and children to Iwakuni to create memories and become immersed in the culture and community.
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.