For Immediate Release — August 16, 2019 | Humphreys MS
Paul J. Stevenson: Public Affairs Officer | Voice: DSN: (315) 644-5657 (Japan), Local (098) 953-5657
CAMP HUMPHREYS — August 16, 2019 — Dr. Jeff Arrington, Pacific West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Tiffiney Weddle, Principal at Humphreys Middle School.
Tiffiney Weddle began her career in education in the fall of 1996 at a small rural school in central Mississippi. After serving in Mississippi public schools for three years, Ms. Weddle applied to the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in June, 1999, was accepted, and began her first assignment in Okinawa in the fall of 1999.
Ms. Weddle earned a Bachelor’s of Liberal Studies in May, 1996 from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She was awarded a Masters of Education in Gifted Education in August, 2003 from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Ms. Weddle began her post-graduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi on the Ph.D. track in 2010.
Ms. Weddle’s professional experience includes teaching in all grades from kindergarten through eighth grade, as a classroom teacher, gifted education teacher, and educational technologist. Ms. Weddle served as the Okinawa District ISS for Educational Technology for two years. She served thirteen schools in the Okinawa district in this capacity. In 2010, Ms. Weddle began in administration as an assistant principal at Naples Elementary School and held this position for three years. In 2013, Ms. Weddle became the principal at Sembach Elementary School and served in this capacity for four years. Ms. Weddle’s most recent assignment was with Seoul American Elementary School as the Principal until the school’s closing in 2019. Her interests in education focus on differentiated instruction, technology, brain and learning, and school culture and climate.
Ms. Weddle views a collaborative school environment as the key to creating successful students. She believes partnerships with parents and community members are essential to enriching the experience at any school. Ms. Weddle is enthusiastic to help our military-connected students on their educational journey to ensure they leave with the skills necessary to succeed in high school as well as the curiosity, kindness, creativity and growth mindset for success in our global 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.