Pacific Press Releases


DoDEA Pacific offers Grab-and-Go meals for students

DoDEA Pacific offers Grab-and-Go meals for students

April 02, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Region will continue to provide meals to students through its Grab-and-Go meal program during the temporary closure of school facilities.
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Michael Pope named one of top 50 finalists for Global Teacher Prize

Michael Pope named one of top 50 finalists for Global Teacher Prize

March 26, 2020 Michael Pope, seventh grade STEM teacher with Zama American Middle High School in Japan, has been named one of 50 finalists to receive the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. Now in its sixth year, the $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind.
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DoDEA Pacific Status of Far East Events

DoDEA Pacific Status of Far East Events

March 20, 2020 Out of an abundance of caution and after reviewing all possible options, DoDEA Pacific has determined that it is in the best interests of our students and staff to cancel or modify several events for the spring semester, particularly those that involve student travel.
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DoDEA Pacific to temporarily close schools to students in mainland Japan and Okinawa

DoDEA Pacific to temporarily close schools to students in mainland Japan and Okinawa

March 19, 2020 In order to enhance mitigation efforts designed to protect students and staff from the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific will temporarily close DoDEA Pacific district schools to students March 23 - April 3. Schools will reopen following spring break on Monday, April 13.
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DoDEA Schools in Guam to Close Until Further Notice

DoDEA Schools in Guam to Close Until Further Notice

March 17, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific South District, in coordination with Joint Region Marianas (JRM), installation commanders, and DoD public health officials, will close DoDEA-Guam schools to students starting March 18, until further notice.
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Patrick Buckley selected as the 2020 Pacific Principal Of The Year

Patrick Buckley selected as the 2020 Pacific Principal Of The Year

March 12, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific region is pleased to announce Patrick Buckley, principal of Sollars Elementary School in Misawa, Japan, as the 2020 DoDEA Pacific Principal of the Year.
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Brian Durrant Selected as OSHNA School Nurse of the Year

Brian Durrant Selected as OSHNA School Nurse of the Year

March 11, 2020 The Overseas School Health Nurses Association (OSHNA) is proud to announce that Brian Durrant has been selected as its 2020 School Nurse of the Year.
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Rezone of Schools in Okinawa for School Year 20-21

Rezone of Schools in Okinawa for School Year 20-21

February 27, 2020 Families who live in Sunabe will need to register students at the schools where they now be attending based on school zone changes. Students who live in Sunabe will attend Lester Middle School for grades 6-8 and Kubasaki High School for grades 9-12. If you are unsure of your attendance area, please check with district registrar at 634-8995. Our staff will be there to support students through the required shifts.
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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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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.