For Immediate Release — January 3, 2022 | PAC-West
USAG HUMPHREYS, KOREA — January 3, 2022 — Dr. Jeff Arrington, DoDEA Pacific West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Amanda Schwerdt-Johnson as principal of Humphreys High School.
Ms. Schwerdt-Johnson began her career in education as a Teacher for America corps member teaching middle school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. She joined DoDEA in August 2004 as a Drama and English Language Arts teacher at Sigonella Middle and High School in Sicily, Italy. She later transferred to the United Kingdom and taught at Menwith Hill Unit School and Lakenheath Middle School.
Prior to being selected as principal of Humphreys High School, Ms. Schwerdt-Johnson served as the assistant principal at Seoul American High School, Humphreys Middle School, and Humphreys High School, as well as a secondary English Language Arts Instructional Systems Specialist for the Pacific West District Office in South Korea.
Ms. Schwerdt-Johnson received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies, with a minor in Literature, from Loyola Marymount University. She received a Master of Arts in Human Communication from California State University, Chico, and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership from University of Cincinnati.
Ms. Schwerdt-Johnson is deeply committed to excellence in academics and believes strongly that a literacy foundation is essential to student success. She values high expectations for all stakeholders, and promotes a school environment that is safe, positive, and professional.
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.