Department of Defense Education Activity

Dr. Lori Hill - Zukeran ES Principal

Dr. Lori Hill is excited for the opportunity to serve as the new Principal of Zukeran Elementary School. 

As an instructional leader, she is dedicated to promoting 21st century teaching and learning, high academic achievement, and college and career readiness standards. She believes the social-emotional health and safety of all students is paramount to success in school and life. As such, community collaboration creating a positive school and home-learning environment is essential. 

Dr. Hill comes to Okinawa from Kaiserslautern, Germany where she served as the Assistant Principal for Kaiserslautern Elementary School. She received her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Marshall University in Communication Sciences and her Ph.D. from The Ohio University graduating Cum Laude with curricular focus in Autism Spectrum Disorders and Linguistics. As a military spouse, she has had the opportunity to experience diverse employment and has worked as the Director for private and non-profit organizations, Speech -Language Pathologist, Speech-Language Pathologist Assessor, and University Professor. She has served DoDEA in North Carolina and Spain.

Dr. Hill is married, has four children and two fur babies. Her husband “Doc” is a retired military physician who served with the US Army for over 30 years. He now enjoys a more leisurely pace as an Historical Fiction author. In her spare time, Dr. Hill enjoys reading, writing children’s books, and quilting.

Dr. Lori Hill

Zukeran ES Principal


Phone: 098-970-1019/2576
Phone: 315-645-1019/2576
Unit 35017
Camp Foster
FPO , AP 96373-5017
Okinawa, Japan