Department of Defense Education Activity

Mrs. Leigh Anne Faulkner - Tarawa Terrace ES Principal

A native of North Carolina, Leigh Anne Faulkner earned her bachelor's degree in English and her master's degree in education from the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, N.C. She began her teaching career in Clinton, NC, at Union High School.

She taught English at Lejeune High School from 1991-1998. From 1998 to 2000 she served as assistant principal at Rocky Point Elementary School and principal at Pender Learning Center in Burgaw, NC, from 2000 to 2003. Mrs. Faulkner has been principal of Tarawa Terrace Elementary since 2009.

In 2012, the former Ms. Kapiko married Jimmy Faulkner who is the director of a nonprofit children's services organization in near-by Pender County. Mrs. Faulkner has three children. Aaron is 18 and will be attending North Carolina State University this fall and Grayson and Rachel are 14-year-old fraternal twins.

Mrs. Leigh Anne Faulkner

Tarawa Terrace ES Principal

Phone: 910-450-1635
Phone: 751-2588/2580
Fax: 910-450-1637
84 Iwo Jima Blvd
Tarawa Terrace , NC 28543

Mrs. Monica Harvey - Tarawa Terrace ES Assistant Principal

Hello Parents and Students,

Welcome to School Year 2022-2023. I am your new Assistant Principal, Ms. Harvey, here at TTES.

I hope you all had a wonderful, safe, fun-filled summer and looking forward to the new school year! I am excited to have the opportunity of meeting and getting to know all of you; especially, you, boys and girls. I look forward to building great partnerships with each of you throughout this school year.

I am returning to the Mid-Atlantic District, Camp Lejeune, after completing SY 2021-2022 as one of the Lead Administrators for the DoDEA Virtual School (DVS). I was responsible for supervising teachers and staff in 3 different Regions: Americas, Europe and the Pacific, enforcing the Florida Virtual School Curriculum.

Prior to me joining the DVS Team, I completed 6 years at Johnson Primary School (JPS). Previous assignments, in Camp Lejeune District, includes Assistant Principal at Heroes Elementary School (2014-2015), Interim Principal at JPS (2015-2016), and from 2016-2021, as Assistant Principal at JPS. Of course, as I stated last school year, as a Lead Administrator for DoDEA Virtual School (2021-2022). This is my 33rd year in DoDEA. Prior to joining DoDEA, I completed 7 years in the Public-School Systems (Alabama and California from 1982-1989). I served as Assistant Principal at SHAPE American Elementary School in SHAPE, Belgium from 2011-2014; I resided in the Kaiserslautern District from 2003-2009, as Principal of Sembach Elementary School; and as Assistant Principal at Argonner Elementary School from 1999-2003, Hessen/Heidelberg District., Germany. My overseas career started in 1989. It included: Special Education Teacher at Gelnhausen Elementary School in Hanau, Germany; an Itinerate Teacher at Buedingen & Babenhausen Elementary Schools. Other teaching experiences included teaching Kindergarten, PSCD & SPED (K-12).

I look forward to building collaborative partnerships, as a team player, under the leadership of one of the greatest, our Principal, Ms. Leigh Anne Kapiko. We will RISE and SOAR to the top…doing what’s BEST for our students!

Welcome to School Year 2022-2023!

Ms. Monica M. J. Harvey

Mrs. Monica Harvey

Tarawa Terrace ES Assistant Principal

Phone: 910-450-1635
Phone: 751-450-1637
Fax: 910-450-1637
84 Iwo Jima Blvd.
Camp Lejeune , NC 28543