My name is Stacey Hull-Walsh, and I am excited to be joining Yokosuka Middle School as the Principal. Before my move to Japan, I taught Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) and Math at Lakenheath Middle School on RAF Feltwell, UK. Most of my time in education, however, has been teaching AVID and Science. As an AVID teacher, I was selected to become a Staff Developer for the AVID Center. During this time, I provided professional development for aspiring AVID teachers throughout the United States.
We call Rockledge, Florida "home," and I started my teaching career there before joining DoDDS in 2009. I hold a Bachelor's Degree in Psychology from the University of Central Florida and a Master's Degree in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University.
My educational vision includes an environment where students are supported intellectually, emotionally, and socially, while being motivated to be college or career ready upon graduation. I believe that students should be challenged through a rigorous, yet relevant, curriculum.
Family is very important to me! My children, Brianna and Braxton, keep my husband, George, and me quite busy. We are sad to leave such a wonderful country, supportive colleagues, and great friends, we are also looking forward to calling the Japan District home.
Dr. David L. Hermann earned a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Dallas in 1990. He started graduate studies at Duquesne University, earning a master’s degree in Psychology (1991) and an Advanced Certificate in School Psychology (1995). While working full-time as a Director of Special Education/Pupil Personnel Service Coordinator, he completed his graduate studies at The Pennsylvania State University earning a Superintendent/Asst. Superintendent Certification (2006) and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership (2011).
Beginning in 1988, Dr. Hermann spent the next 24 years working in a wide variety psychiatric, counseling and educational (state and federal) settings. He provided psychological services, trainings, and supports in community mental health and school psychology settings; with specializations in early reading intervention, social emotional learning, and crisis prevention, intervention and recovery.
Dr. Hermann began his DoDEA career in January 2012 as the Instructional Support Specialist for Psychologists, Counselors and Nurses at the Area office for DoDEA-DDESS in Peachtree City, GA. During his tenure he continued his aforementioned work to provide DDESS administrators and staff innovative trainings, programs and policy statements which were aligned with and helped shape the DoDEA mission. In January of 2015, Dr. Hermann was selected as the assistant principal at Mendel Elementary School in the Pacific East District. For the past five years, he has served at JKMES with distinction and continued to work with his school and district administration in order to provide innovative and best practices in the areas of Social Emotional Learning and Positive Behavior Intervention Supports.
In June 2020, he was selected to assume the assistant principal duties at Yokosuka Middle School. Dr. Hermann is thrilled by this incredible opportunity and is looking forward to joining the school administration, faculty, and community. He, his wife, Nien-hwa, and their two children, Joshua and Elspeth, greatly enjoy traveling around Asia, and they all share a love of exploring new places, cultures, and foods. Lastly, he and his wife are both proud and dedicated alumni of The Pennsylvania State University.