Dr. Christy Huddleston was named the Georgia/Alabama District Superintendent in 2012 continues as the DoDEA Americas Southeast District Superintendent now that the Restructuring for Student Achievement (RSA) changes have been implemented.
She began her career as a high school science teacher in 1996 and coached the girl's golf team in Harris County, GA. She was selected as the Parent Teacher Student Association (PTSA) Star Teacher in 2001. She went on to serve as the high school guidance department chair and the school testing and curriculum coordinator for Harris County High School. Beginning in 2006, she served as the District Secondary Curriculum Instructional Coordinator and then as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment starting in 2009.
In 2011, she received a Doctorate of Philosophy in Administration of Elementary and Secondary Education from Auburn University, Alabama. Additionally, she earned her Educational Specialist and Master's Add-on in Educational Leadership and Administration from Troy University. She also earned her Master's Degree in School Counseling and Bachelors of Secondary Education in Science from Columbus State University where she was awarded with a Certificate of Academic Honor and Outstanding Accomplishments in Science. Dr. Huddleston served on the UTeach Grant Steering Committee and the Institutional Review Board for Columbus State University.
Dr. Huddleston is also an adjunct professor for Troy State University where she was honored with a Research Scholar award in 2008. She referees articles for the Journal of School Leadership. Her career and research focus has been on identifying barriers that must be overcome in schools so that all students have an equal opportunity to reach their fullest potential.
She co-authored a study presented collaboratively at University Council for Educational Administration (UCEA) on gender dynamics and the cohort experience in a leadership preparation program. Dr. Cabezas-Huddleston's book review on The School Leaders Our Children Deserve: Seven Keys to Equity, Social Justice, and School Reform by George Theoharis has been published in the Journal of Educational Administration. Her quantitative research study on Assessing Equity in Advanced Programs through an Invitational Theoretical Perspective was presented at the Alabama and Mississippi Sociological Association. She also conducted research on Honors and Advanced Placement Programs: Closing the Achievement Gap and presented this topic at the Auburn University Research Institute. Through collaboration and dialogue with her K-12 colleagues, she authored the District Manual: Response to Intervention; which was implemented in Harris County Schools, GA.
Dr. Huddleston and her husband reside in Georgia. She has two sons, Justin and Jake, two daughters-in-law, Suzie and Dakota, and three grandchildren. Her grandfather served in World War II and her father served in the U.S. Army. Her youngest son, Jake, is a Cavalry Scout in the U.S. Army. Dr. Huddleston is passionate about serving military-connected students and families.