Department of Defense Education Activity

Ms. Shelia Gilliard - Brewster MS Principal

Ms. Sheila Gilliard was named Principal of Brewster Middle School in September 2016. She comes to DoDEA Americas from the Moore County Schools in North Carolina, where she served as an Assistant Principal of North Moore High School. 

Ms. Gilliard, a native of Fayetteville, NC, began her career as a Language Arts and Social Studies teacher at the middle school level. She then taught English and Civics at a high school. After completing an administrative internship from 2005 to 2006, she served as Assistant Principal of John Griffin Middle School in the Cumberland County School District from 2006 to 2009, then as Principal of the J.W. McLaughlin Elementary School, in the Hoke County Schools, in Raeford, NC, from 2009-2015, before going to North Moore High School.

"Ms. Sheila Gilliard is a visionary and innovative leader, with twenty-five years of experience at all grade levels," said Mr. Todd Curkendall, Community Superintendent, Camp Lejeune Schools. "Her record of leading high performing schools is truly impressive and we are excited to begin the journey under her leadership."

While Ms. Gilliard was Principal at J.W. McLaughlin Elementary School, the school was named a School of High Growth for three of her four years there. She was a Moore County Schools Principal of the Year nominee in 2015 and received the Distinguished Leadership in Practice award in 2013.

She earned her Bachelor's of Arts Degree in Education from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, a Master's Degree in Reading Education and a Master's Degree in School Administration, both from Fayetteville State University. Ms. Gilliard was a military wife and now widow of the late Capt. Ronald K. Gilliard. She has one grown daughter, Danielle K. Gilliard.

Ms. Shelia Gilliard

Brewster MS Principal

Phone: 910-451-2561
Phone: 751-2561
Fax: 910-450-7414
883 Stone Street
Camp Lejeune , NC 28547-2520

Dr. LaRhonda Ware - Brewster MS Assistant Principal

Dr. LaRhonda Ware received her bachelor’s degree from Virginia Commonwealth University, where she also earned a master’s degree in English Education.  She began her teaching career in Richmond, Virginia, where she taught Language Arts and Speech courses.  During this time, Dr. Ware served on several curriculum resource development teams and collaborated with teachers and administrators throughout the district to evaluate, revise and develop curricular resources.

Dr. Ware’s teaching career continued in Atlanta, Georgia where she taught in Fulton County and later for Gwinnett County schools. Dr. Ware served as a mentor teacher, grade level team leader and technology coach for her colleagues.  She served on district-wide teams that reviewed and developed common assessments and Common Core curriculum resources.  She represented her school on district strategic planning committee for three years.  During this time, Dr. Ware earned her Specialist’s Degree from the University of Georgia in Instructional Technology where she focused on ways to best use technology to support writing instruction. 

Her DoDEA career began as the English Language Arts ISS for the North Carolina District and later served as the CSI ISS for the Camp Lejeune District.  From there, Dr. Ware accepted the opportunity to work with the DoDEA Virtual High School in Okinawa, Japan, as a virtual schoolteacher. During this time, she completed research to earn a doctorate degree in Organizational Leadership from the University of West Georgia.  She went on to serve the teachers in the Pacific East District as the ELA ISS. Dr. Ware saw the value of the Center for Instructional Leadership and accepted the opportunity to further support educators across the region as a Professional Development Specialist.  Wanting to work more closely with students, she accepted the position as assistant principal for Osan Elementary School in South Korea.

Dr. Ware is married and loves being the mother of a rising fourth grader and a college graduate.  Dr. Ware is a native New Yorker, who enjoys traveling and spending time with family and friends.  She is excited about this opportunity to continue her work as part of the Mid-Atlantic administrative team and to serve the Brewster Middle School community. 

Dr. LaRhonda Ware

Brewster MS Assistant Principal

Phone: 910-451-2561
883 Stone Street
Camp Lejeune , NC 28547