Dr. Judith A. Minor, Associate Director for Performance and Accountability and Director of Student Excellence for DoDEA Americas, is responsible for the educational oversight of 52 schools, 2 districts, and 21,000+ students. This includes the planning, formulation, and development of policies and programs in all areas of educational administration and support for DoDEA Americas.
Dr. Minor previously served as the Associate Superintendent of Community Unit School District (SD) #308 in Oswego, Illinois. There she provided support to the Superintendent and leadership in developing and maintaining the best possible educational services for all 18,200+ students in the 7th largest unit district in Illinois. Her responsibilities included oversight of instructional programming and delivery as well as planning for fiscal management of a $200M budget and new building projects for alternative educational services.
Dr. Minor has a wealth of experience in public education. Her previous positions included Assistant Superintendent for Teaching and Learning, SD #308; Assistant Superintendent for Student Learning, Community High School District 99, Downers Grove; Director of Staff Support Services, Township High School District 214, Arlington Heights; and Director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Staff Development, Community High School District 94, West Chicago.
Dr. Minor received her Doctorate of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Loyola University; a Master's of Education in Curriculum and Instruction and Interdisciplinary Studies from National-Louis University in Evanston, Illinois; and a Bachelor's Degree in English from McKendree University in Lebanon, Illinois. She also holds superintendent and administrative endorsements from Loyola University and a secondary education teaching certification from North Central College in Naperville, Illinois.
Her work over the years has garnered numerous honors and recognition. In 2016, Dr. Minor was selected as one of 20 women in education nationwide by the American Association of School Administrators (AASA) to participate in the inaugural cohort of the AASA Aspiring Women Leaders Program, which was funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
Dr. Minor hails from a military family where her spouse (retired) and 3 grown children all served proudly in the U.S. Air Force. In addition to her experiences as a military spouse and mother of military-connected children, Dr. Minor was a long-term substitute in DoDEA schools in Bitburg, Germany in the 1980s.