For Immediate Release — February 18, 2020 | Kadena ES
OKINAWA, JAPAN — February 18, 2020 — The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Amanda McDonald – New Assistant Principal: Kadena Elementary School
Ms. McDonald began her career in education in 2011. She started teaching for DoDEA at Yokota Air Force Base in Japan. During her time at Yokota West Elementary, Ms. McDonald taught second, third, fourth, and fifth grades as well as a four/five multiage class. In 2017, Ms. McDonald reported to Camp Humphreys and taught third grade at Humphreys West Elementary School.
Ms. McDonald has held several teacher leadership positions. During her time with DoDEA, she has served as Continuous School Improvement (CSI) Chair, Co-Chair or CSI Advisor every year.
She has also served as a member of the School Advisory Committees at both Yokota West and Humphreys West. She has been a member of the District Advisory Committee and the Instillation Advisory Committee at Camp Humphreys. At Humphreys West ES she has served as Faculty Representative for the PTSO. She has also been a Grade Level Chair. She supported her colleagues as a FRS at Yokota West. In 2019, she was selected to be part of the Pacific West PBL team.
Ms. McDonald earned her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration from McMurry University. Prior to teaching, Amanda worked for Classroom Connect, a Harcourt Education Company, as the National Sales Operations Manager. During this time she attended and supported the company at national educational technology conferences and professional development conferences hosted by Classroom Connect. She received a Masters of Arts in Education in Elementary Education from the University of Phoenix and joined DoDEA at that time.
In her spare time, Amanda enjoys traveling, playing golf, and spending time with family and friends whenever possible.
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.