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Administrator Bios

Ms. Katrina Watts - Yokota West Elementary School Principal

One of her favorite quotes from Katharine Graham, “To love what you do and feel that it matters, how could anything be more fun!” - truly explains how humbled and excited I am about this opportunity! I believe that student success should be at the heart of every decision we make concerning their education.

Mrs. Watts’ career began as a Science teacher at Paul D. West Middle School, in the Fulton County School System in Atlanta, Georgia. She also taught in the Houston County School System at Thompson Middle School in Warner Robins, Georgia where she was an Honors Science Teacher and worked on the K-12 Science Curriculum Writing Team and Science Fair committee. During her tenure in public school, Mrs. Watts has served as Grade Level Chair, CSI Team Member, Better Seeking Team Member, and Lead Gifted Teacher.

Mrs. Watts transitioned from public school to DoDEA as a Science teacher, CSI team Chair, AVID Coordinator/teacher, AdvancEd team member, and Athletic Director at Scott Middle School in Ft. Knox, Kentucky. She comes to the Pacific East District from Santa Rita, Guam where she taught Science, STEM, and Research as well as served as CSI Chair at CDR. William C. McCool Elementary/Middle School. Most Recently, Mrs. Watts served the Yokosuka Complex faculty, staff, parents and student body as Assistant Principal of Yokosuka Middle School.

Mrs. Watts obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Middle Grades Education from Albany State University. She received her Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction as well as her Specialist’s Degree in Educational Administration from Central Michigan University.

Mrs. Watts and her husband Charles are the proud parents of four children and four grandchildren. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and spending time with family and friends.

Ms. Katrina Watts

Yokota West Elementary School Principal


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