Department of Defense Education Activity

Pacific Press Releases


Jimmy Journey Retires After 32 Years of Service to Military-connected Students

Jimmy Journey Retires After 32 Years of Service to Military-connected Students

September 15, 2021 Mr. Jimmy Journey, District Superintendent for DoDEA Pacific South, will retire on December 30, 2021, after 32 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
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Mrs. Hoai-My T. Winder Selected as Acting Principal Yokota West Elementary School

Mrs. Hoai-My T. Winder Selected as Acting Principal Yokota West Elementary School

September 14, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Hoai-My T. Winder as Acting Principal for Yokota West Elementary School.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and DoDEA partner to bring unique cultural and educational exchange opportunities to Japanese and American students

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and DoDEA partner to bring unique cultural and educational exchange opportunities to Japanese and American students

August 23, 2021 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity – Pacific (DoDEA), with support from U.S. Embassy and consulates in Japan and U.S. Forces Japan (USFJ), are excited to continue building upon a partnership which allows local Japanese students and DoDEA students to participate in educational and cultural exchanges.
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Dr. John Rivers Selected as Acting Assistant Principal Iwakuni and MC Perry Elementary Schools, Iwakuni, Japan

Dr. John Rivers Selected as Acting Assistant Principal Iwakuni and MC Perry Elementary Schools, Iwakuni, Japan

August 23, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. John Rivers as the Acting Assistant Principal for the Iwakuni and MC Perry Elementary Schools.
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Ms. Deborah Connolly Selected as Assistant Principal Yokosuka Middle School

Ms. Deborah Connolly Selected as Assistant Principal Yokosuka Middle School

August 13, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Deborah Connolly as Assistant Principal for Yokosuka Middle School.
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Mr. Jason L. Goodwin Selected as Assistant Principal Yokota High School

Mr. Jason L. Goodwin Selected as Assistant Principal Yokota High School

August 05, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. James Goodwin as Assistant Principal at Yokota High School.
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Ms. Amy Phillips Selected as Assistant Principal Sollars Elementary School

Ms. Amy Phillips Selected as Assistant Principal Sollars Elementary School

August 05, 2021 Dr. Judith Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Amy Phillips as assistant principal of Sollars Elementary School, located at Misawa Air Base, Misawa, Japan.
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Ms. Mary F. Fisk Selected as Principal Ikego Elementary School

Ms. Mary F. Fisk Selected as Principal Ikego Elementary School

July 29, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mary Fisk as Principal for Ikego Elementary School.
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Mr. Scott Tefft selected as Principal of Bechtel Elementary School

Mr. Scott Tefft selected as Principal of Bechtel Elementary School

July 27, 2021 DoDEA Pacific South District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Scott Tefft as principal of Bechtel Elementary School, located in Okinawa, Japan.
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DoDEA Pacific announces 2021-22 athletics, Far East academics plans for Pacific East and West districts

DoDEA Pacific announces 2021-22 athletics, Far East academics plans for Pacific East and West districts

July 16, 2021 DoDEA Pacific Region coordinates with military installation commands and public health officials in preparation for 2021-22 Far East academics and athletics.
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Pacific Communications

Pacific Public Affairs

Ms. Miranda Ferguson
Phone: 098-953-5657
DSN Phone: (315) 644-5657
Calling from US: 011-81-98-953-5657


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.