Dr. Helen Bailey is one of the Community Superintendents in DoDEA Pacific East as of October, 2016, currently stationed at Yokota Air Base in Japan.
Dr. Bailey is a career educator with extensive leadership and administrative experience in DoDEA. As the Community Superintendent of the DoDEA Pacific East District, Dr. Bailey is responsible for professional leadership development and instructional programs for 20 schools in seven military communities with a projected enrollment of more than 8,000 students.
Dr. Bailey has over two decades of experience and joined DoDEA as a business/computer science teacher with her first assignment at Yokota High School teaching grades 7-12. She had the honor of serving as an Assistant Principal at Yokota High School, Yokota, Japan, and as an Assistant Principal at Nile C. Kinnick High School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Dr. Bailey was promoted to the position of Principal at Daegu American School prior to joining the DoDEA Pacific Region Office in Okinawa, Japan, working as the Supervisory Instructional Support Specialist, Branch Chief in DoDEA Pacific’s Education Division. Two years later, she ventured off to the beautiful island of Guam as the Principal of Andersen Elementary School and later joined the DoDEA Pacific South District in Guam as the Education Operations Manager. After 8 years in Guam, Pacific South District, Dr. Bailey was reassigned at the beginning of this school year as the Chief of Staff for DoDEA Europe South District in Vicenza, Italy.
Prior to DoDEA, Dr. Bailey was a middle school and high school business/computer teacher in Angier and Fayetteville, North Carolina, as well as a community college professor and teacher in Manhattan and Junction City, Kansas.
Dr. Bailey earned her undergraduate degrees in Economics and in Comprehensive Business Education at Fayetteville State University, her master’s degree at Kansas State University in Educational Administration, and her doctorate degree at Capella University in Educational Leadership and Administration.
Dr. Bailey grew up in Dunn, NC, and spend her adult years in Fayetteville, NC. She is a member of The Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development as well as the Phi Delta Kappa International. She is also a proud “Silver, Life Member” of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated.
Dr. Bailey aspires to make positive contributions in DoDEA by promoting excellence in leadership through continuous school improvement. Empowering students, teachers and educational leaders to strive for excellence is her mantra. She and her husband, Patrick, have two children who were fortunate enough to spend their entire educational careers in DoDEA, Patrick (Guam High School, 2011), and Britney (Yokota High School, 2018).