Dr. Linda L. Curtis - Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics

Dr. Linda Curtis was selected as DoDEA's Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics on August 5, 2015.

As DoDEA's Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics, Dr. Curtis is responsible for the instructional and educational programs in DoDEA's 163 schools and over 71,000 military connected students worldwide. She oversees personnel operations involving more than 15,000 DoDEA employees who support military families overseas and in the United States and its territories.

Prior to her appointment as Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics, Dr. Curtis served as the Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific, where Dr. Curtis was responsible for a $375M annual budget and 50 schools located in Guam, Japan, Okinawa, and the Republic of Korea. DoDEA Pacific is composed of over 23,500 students and a cadre of 3,400 professional educators and support staff committed to providing an exemplary education to military-connected children.

Curtis served from July 2009 to August 2013 as the Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment of the Department of Defense Elementary and Secondary Schools located in the continental United States, Puerto Rico and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Curtis also served from May 2011 to October 2012 as the Interim Director of DDESS and was responsible for approximately 26,000 students in 65 schools. During her tenure, her extensive knowledge in curriculum contributed to increased student achievement across the Department of Defense schools within her portfolio.

Additionally, Curtis served from 2006 to 2009 as the Deputy Director of DoDEA Europe serving 36,000 students in 81 schools. As the Superintendent of Schools from 2001 to 2006 in the Isles, United Kingdom and Brussels Districts, Curtis supervised and provided educational support to schools in England, Iceland, the Azores, Bahrain, Belgium, Germany, and the Netherlands.

A career educator, Curtis also served as assistant superintendent, principal, assistant principal and teacher in Germany and Belgium. Prior to joining DoDEA, Curtis was a teacher in Australia and Fort Wayne, Indiana.

Curtis holds a Bachelor of Science degree in elementary education from Indiana University. Additionally, she earned two master's degrees from Indiana University in school administration and elementary education with a concentration in reading and special education. In 2006, Curtis earned her doctorate in educational leadership from Argosy University.

A passionate advocate for high student achievement, Curtis is actively involved in strengthening science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) opportunities across the curriculum. She has extensive experience building partnerships between DoD schools and the military as well as universities.

Curtis is an active member of Phi Delta Kappa (PDK), the American Association of School Administrators (AASA), and the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD). She also served as president and treasurer of the PDK overseas chapters.

Curtis' distinguished career includes her selection as an ASCD Outstanding Educational Leader, Phi Delta Kappa Educational Leader, and European Congress of American Parents, Teachers, and Students (ECAPTS) Principal of the Year. Additionally, under her leadership as the principal of SHAPE Elementary School in Mons, Belgium, the school earned recognition as a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence.

Dr. Linda L. Curtis

Dr. Linda L. Curtis

Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director of Academics

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Americas

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Mr. Kent Worford District Superintendent

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Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney District Superintendent

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Pacific

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Dr. Jeff Arrington District Superintendent

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