For Immediate Release — September 29, 2020 | Mendel ES
YOKOTA, JAPAN — September 29, 2020 — Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Hoai-My T. Winder as Assistant Principal for Mendel Elementary School.
Ms. Winder began her teaching career as a school office clerk, teacher’s aide, and substitute teacher. In 2004, she become a licensed teacher and began teaching Physical Education. Ms. Winder also holds endorsements to teach business software applications, computer science (coding), and educational technology. Ms. Winder joined DoDEA in 2015, teaching physical education at Shirley Lanham Elementary School. Currently, she teaches at Humphreys Middle School.
Ms. Winder holds a bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from University of Las Vegas, a master’s degree in Mathematics Education from Walden University, and Educational Specialist in Leadership & Administration from Liberty University. She has also completed graduate certificate programs in Differential Instruction and Technology Education.
“I consider school leadership to be an opportunity to serve the community,” Ms. Winder said. “Children have always been the center of my life and have always brought me joy. I consider all my students to be, in part, my own children and have always been thankful to their parents for sharing them with me.”
Ms. Winder and her husband, Gregory, have been married for 34 years and share four sons. Her hobbies include running, hiking, spending time with family and traveling to new places.
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.