Department of Defense Education Activity

PAC-South District Superintendent Bio

Mr. Jimmy Journey - Pacific South District Superintendent

As Superintendent of the Pacific South District, Mr. Jimmy Journey oversees the education of approximately 6,800 students. A total of approximately 750 employees support the 13 DoDEA Schools on Okinawa. Student success from pre-school through grade 12, and beyond, is the priority for the DoDEA Pacific South Team.

Originally from Texas, Mr. Journey received both his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from Sam Houston State University. He joined DoDEA in 1989 teaching third and fourth grade as well as special education for 15 years before making the transition to School Administration. Mr. Journey worked as principal in mainland Japan and Okinawa from 2002-2013.

In 2013 Mr. Journey took on the role of an Assistant Superintendent of the Japan District where he stayed until July of 2016. In July of 2016 he went to serve as the community superintendent of the Department of Defense Guam Schools. Journey assumed his current position as Superintendent of the Pacific South District in August of 2019.

Mr. Journey believes that communication is vital to the success of any operation. As a principal, he focused on creating an environment where students were comfortable coming to school and challenged to do their best every day. He encourages parents to be active partners in their children's education.

As Superintendent, Mr. Journey continues to believe that schools serve a vital role in the community. Students and families are valued partners in the education process. Especially during these trying times, schools should provide consistency, support, and opportunity to our communities.  “Our schools are here to meet the needs of our military and military connected students.

Mr. Jimmy Journey

PAC-South District Superintendent

Phone: 671-344-9571

DoDEA HQ Leadership

Mr. Thomas M. Brady DoDEA Director

Mr. Thomas M. Brady
HQ DoDEA Director

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D
HQ Chief Academic Officer

Mr. Robert M. Brady Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Robert M. Brady
HQ Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jay Burcham Chief of Staff

Mr. Jay Burcham
HQ Chief of Staff

DoDEA Region and District Leadership


Dr. Judith A. Minor Director for Student Excellence

Dr. Judith A. Minor
DoDEA Americas Director for Student Excellence

Mr. Stephen Hovanic Chief of Staff

DoDEA Americas Chief of Staff

Dr. Samantha Ingram Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

DoDEA Americas Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Dr. Donato Cuadrado District Superintendent

Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent

Dr. Christy Huddleston District Superintendent

Southeast District Superintendent


Dr. Charles

DoDEA Europe Acting Director for Student Excellence/Chief of Staff

Jorma Young Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Europe Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Mr. Steven Sanchez District Superintendent

Europe East District Superintendent

Mr. Kent Worford District Superintendent

Europe West District Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney District Superintendent

Europe South District Superintendent

Dr. Jeff Arrington District Superintendent

Pacific West District Superintendent


Ms. Lois J. Rapp Director for Student Excellence

DoDEA Pacific Director for Student Excellence

Mr. Todd Schlitz Chief of Staff

DoDEA Pacific Chief of Staff

Dr. Christopher Marczak Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

DoDEA Pacific Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Dr. Judith Allen District Superintendent

Pacific East District Superintendent

Mr. Jimmy Journey District Superintendent

Pacific South District Superintendent