Department of Defense Education Activity

Mr. Michael Thompson retires after 33 years of service

For Immediate Release — May 20, 2019 | PAC-South

Mr. Michael Thompson

Mr. Michael Thompson, District Superintendent for DoDEA Pacific South 2012-2019

OKINAWA, JAPAN — May 20, 2019 — Mr. Michael Thompson, District Superintendent for DoDEA Pacific South, will retire on Saturday, 25 May 2019, after 33 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).  

Mr. Thompson has served as the Superintendent of the DoDEA Pacific South District since 2012. Prior to this assignment, Mr Thompson served as the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and as the Chief of Staff for the Bavaria District, Germany.

Mr. Thompson has held school level administrative positions in DoDEA as principal at Hohenfels High School and as principal at Nuernberg High School. Prior to these assignments, he was the Assistant Principal at Osterholz-Sharmbeck High School in Northern Germany. Prior to these assignments he was on the teaching staff at Osterholz-Scharmbeck.

Prior to joining DoDEA, Mr. Thompson served as an administrator and administration positions at Roy High School, Laurel Middle School, White Sulphur Springs High School, Butte Central High School and Dawson County High School, all in the state of Montana, where he was recognized as Coach of the Year in Women's Basketball and also as the State Athletic Director of the Year.

On behalf of all of us at DoDEA Pacific we congratulate Mr. Thompson on his retirement. We truly appreciate the hard work and dedication Mr. Thompson has shown our military children and families. We wish him the best in the years to come!

Pacific Communications

Pacific Public Affairs

The DoDEA Pacific Public Affairs Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts for the Pacific to include Guam, Japan, Okinawa, South Korea. The office is responsible for media relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.

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