Department of Defense Education Activity

Seoul American Elementary School - Principal's Corner

Dr. Judy Allen, Pacific West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Tiffiney Weddle, Principal at Seoul American Elementary School.

Tiffiney Weddle began her career in education in the fall of 1996 at a small rural school in central Mississippi. after serving in Mississippi public schools for three years, Ms. Weddle applied to the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in June, 1999, was accepted, and began her first assignment in Okinawa in the fall of 1999.

Ms. Weddle earned a Bachelor's of Liberal Studies in May, 1996 from Millsaps College in Jackson, Mississippi. She was awarded a Masters of Education in Gifted Education in August, 2003 from William Carey College in Hattiesburg, Mississippi. Ms. Weddle began her post-graduate studies at the University of Southern Mississippi on the Ph.D. track in 2010.

Classroom experience include teaching in all grades from kindergarten through eighth grade, as a classroom teacher, gifted education teacher, and educational technologist. Ms. Weddle served as the Okinawa District ISS for educational Technology for two years. She served thirteen schools in the Okinawa district in this capacity. In 2010, Ms. Weddle began in administration as an assistant principal at Naples Elementary School. She held this position for three years. In 2013, Ms. Weddle became principal at Sembach Elementary School and has served in this capacity for the past four years. Her interest in education focus on differentiated instruction, technology, brain and learning, and school culture and climate.

Ms. Weddle is married to Geoffrey Weddle. They have two children--Landon, age 19, and Milicent, age. 14. Landon is currently attending college in Mississippi and Mili will begin her high school education in the fall of 2017. Ms. Weddle loves to cook, is a photography enthusiast, and is an avid movie buff.