Originally from Summerville, South Carolina, Ms. LaVerne Elaine Outen graduated from Voorhees College with a Bachelor of Science in Business Education and a minor in Business Administration.
Ms. Outen’s comprehensive educational background also includes a Master of Science in Curriculum & Instruction, and Master of Science in Reading Education from The Citadel, The Military College of South Carolina, and Educational Administration from the University of San Diego.
Ms. Outen is a career educator with wide-ranging experience in teaching and administration. Her 14 year tenure in DoDEA includes service as a second grade teacher, Reading Specialist, Assistant Principal at Sullivans Elementary School in Yokosuka, and Principal of Sollars Elementary School in Misawa. Ms. Outen’s service is motivated by her conviction that all children can learn and deserve an educational experience marked by excellence. As a principal, Ms. Outen is dedicated to cultivating a community where high expectations for student academic proficiency and growth are supported through effective intervention. Ms. Outen partners with staff, parents, and community leaders to provide additional educational opportunities for students in and out of the classroom.
As a life-long learner, Ms. Outen has embraced the many valuable lessons gifted to her through her work with students, parents, school staff, command and the community. She looks forward to the many growth opportunities and avenues for service she will have as the Community Superintendent for the DoDEA Japan.