Department of Defense Education Activity

Back to School 2022

Hello Pirate Family. I am Michelle Allen, Principal of Shughart Elementary School. Although I am the school principal, I proudly serve as a partner in our students’ educational process. I humbly share this partnership with the students, school staff, parents, and the Fort Bragg community. I am continually honored to meet and collaborate with the wonderful families and friends at Shughart Elementary and the Linden Oaks community at large.
Our school mascot is a pirate, and we proudly refer to our school as the “Pirates’ Cove.” Our vision statement is, “We believe in who we are; we achieve with excellence, and we succeed in all we do!” To help carry out this mission we embrace the 4 C's: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity! We will discuss these concepts more throughout the school year and share information as needed. Please join us in highlighting the four C’s areas as you interact as a family at home.  

I am honored to be the principal of Shughart Elementary. My main mission as principal is to ensure that your child receives a quality education in an environment that is safe, positive, and enjoyable. I will continue to follow DoDEA guidelines as my colleagues and I work to fulfill DoDEA’s mission for our students…to be among the world's leaders in education, enriching the lives of military-connected students and the communities in which they live.  

Please know that I am available to address any needs that arise. My staff and I invite you to contact us to share your thoughts, concerns, ideas, and accolades. You are important to us, and we value your input. Together we can help your child as he/she journeys towards success in education and in life!