Ms. Caryn Currie is the principal of Hohenfels Elementary School located within the Hohenfels military community at U.S. Army Garrison Bavaria,Germany. She was promoted to this position in August of 2013. Prior to her promotion, she was the assistant principal at Ramstein Intermediate School and also served as the assistant principal at Kaiserslautern Middle School.
Ms. Currie is from South Carolina. In 1991, she received a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education along with minors in Early Childhood and Psychology from the College of Charleston in Charleston, South Carolina. Following her graduation, Ms. Currie attended the University of Georgia where she majored in Early Childhood Special Education. She began her teaching career in 1993 as a special education teacher in Goldsboro, North Carolina. In 1997, she joined DoDEA as a teacher at SHAPE Elementary School at SHAPE, Belgium. She taught kindergarten and then later moved to second grade. During the school year 2000-2001, Ms. Currie was a faculty member when SHAPE Elementary was awarded the National Blue Ribbon of Excellence. In 2003, Ms. Currie returned to the United States and taught third grade at a private school in Shreveport, Louisiana. It was there that she completed a Master of Education degree in Educational Administration from Louisiana State University at Shreveport. Two years later, she moved to Spangdahlem, Germany where she rejoined DoDEA as a teacher at Bitburg Elementary.
Ms. Currie has held numerous school improvement leadership roles. These include committee chairperson for several school improvement goal committees and leading school staff as the Continuous School Improvement chairperson. She is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the National Association of Elementary School Principals. Ms. Currie also has experience as a professional development trainer. She presented a workshop on "How to Differentiate in the Elementary Classroom" to administrators and teachers from throughout Germany and was a Kaiserslautern District trainer for teachers on using the Developmental Reading Assessment 2 to guide reading instruction at the elementary school level.
Ms. Currie is married to a retired Air Force member and followed him as a military spouse during all of his active duty assignments. They have one son.