Pacific Press Releases


Daegu MHS 21st century school

Daegu MHS 21st century school

November 17, 2019 At the beginning of school year 2017-2018, Daegu Middle School — formerly part of Daegu Elementary School — was combined with Daegu High School, forming what is now known as Daegu Middle High School. At the same time, the new middle high school also moved into a brand new 21st century facility.
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Ms. Shenna Anderson Selected as Assistant Principal, The Sullivans School

Ms. Shenna Anderson Selected as Assistant Principal, The Sullivans School

November 14, 2019 Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Shenna Anderson as the Assistant Principal at The Sullivans School located at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan.
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Ms. Mary Fisk Selected as Assistant Principal, The Sullivans School

Ms. Mary Fisk Selected as Assistant Principal, The Sullivans School

November 14, 2019 Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mary Fisk as the Assistant Principal at The Sullivans School located at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan.
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Ms. Allysse Struhs, Principal Humphreys West ES

Ms. Allysse Struhs, Principal Humphreys West ES

October 30, 2019 The Pacific West District Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Arrington, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Allysse Struhs as Humphreys West Elementary School Principal. Ms. Struhs is a highly qualified educator and leader with over 16 years of experience and a strong background in curriculum, instruction, and leadership.
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Ms. Kerry Weidler Selected as Principal, M.C. Perry Elementary School

Ms. Kerry Weidler Selected as Principal, M.C. Perry Elementary School

October 30, 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.
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Pacific Soccer Teams Earn National Academic Honors

Pacific Soccer Teams Earn National Academic Honors

October 24, 2019 Three DoDEA Pacific soccer teams have garnered national recognition for their outstanding work in the classroom. The Matthew C. Perry girls’ and boys’ teams along with the Nile C. Kinnick girls’ team each earned the 2018-2019 United Soccer Coaches of America Team Academic Award.
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DoDEA Pacific Educator Receives Presidential Teaching Award

DoDEA Pacific Educator Receives Presidential Teaching Award

October 22, 2019 President Trump announced that a teacher from the DoDEA's Japan District, Michael A. Pope, was among the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
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Kubasaki High School Principal Announced

Kubasaki High School Principal Announced

October 18, 2019 The DoDEA Pacific South District has announced that Mr. James Strait has been selected as the Principal of Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Strait comes to Okinawa from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, where he served as the Principal of Ramey School.
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Yokota High School graduate among finalists for Boys & Girls Clubs of America top honor

Yokota High School graduate among finalists for Boys & Girls Clubs of America top honor

September 06, 2019 Isabella Mollison emerged as one of six teens from military installations worldwide to compete for the National Military Youth of the Year honor. The program is conducted annually to recognize outstanding teens served by BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
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DoDEA Pacific Holds 2019 Leadership Summit

DoDEA Pacific Holds 2019 Leadership Summit

August 26, 2019 The annual summit, facilitated by the Pacific Center for Instructional Leadership, brings together approximately 120 principals and administrators from across the region for just in time learning as well as provides an opportunity to network with and learn from each other.
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Pacific Communications

Pacific Public Affairs

Dave Allison
Phone: 098-953-5758
DSN Phone: (315) 644-5758
Calling from US: 011-81-98-953-5758

Dan Ashley
Phone: 098-953-5786
DSN Phone: (315) 644-5786
Calling from US: 011-81-98-953-5786


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.