Past Principal of the Year Awardees

2023 Selectees for Principal of the Year

Mr. Marc Villareal 2023 Principal of the year

DoDEA 2023 Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is pleased to announce Mr. Marc Villareal, principal of Sigonella Middle/High School as the 2023 DoDEA Principal of the Year. Villareal joined DoDEA in 1998 and has served as a teacher, assistant principal and now principal of Sigonella MHS. His DoDEA experience includes both teaching and leading at the elementary, middle school and high school levels across the Pacific and European theaters in Japan, Germany, Italy and Spain..

Mr. Villareal received a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. He participated in a master’s program in Educational Administration from Framingham University and is pursuing a doctorate in Educational Leadership. 

2023 Regional Principals of the Year

Americas

Mrs. Theresa Wilson, DoDEA employees official photo.

Theresa Wilson

2023
Principal
Mrs. Theresa Wilson is a veteran educator with 22 years of experience as a teacher and administrator for both public and private schools. Wilson began her career with DoDEA in 2009 as a 7th grade World Geography Teacher at Wassom Middle School located at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. In January 2018, Wilson was named as the Principal of Scott Middle School, which was later transitioned into Scott Intermediate School.

Europe

DoDEA's official photo of Mr. Marc Villarreal.

Marc Villarreal

Principal
For more than two decades, Mr. Marc Villarreal has served with DoDEA as a teacher, assistant principal and now principal of Sigonella MHS. His DoDEA experience includes both teaching and leading at the elementary, middle school and high school levels across the Pacific and European theaters in Japan, Germany, Italy and Spain.

Pacific

Mr. Jason Sheedy, DoDEA employees official photo.

Mr. Jason Sheedy

Robert D. Edgren Middle-High School
Unit 5040
APO, AP 96319-5040
United States

0176-77-4377

Mr. Sheedy has served as principal at Edgren Middle High School since August 2021. He has served as a principal in the DoDEA Pacific region since 2013, with principalships at Andersen Middle School from 2013-16 and Guam High School from 2016-2021.


DoDEA Pacific selects Jason Sheedy as Region Principal of the Year

DoDEA 2022 Principal of the Year

DoDEA 2022 Principal of the Year

Dr. Angela Stephens, Bolden ES

2022 Regional Principals of the Year

DoDEA Americas: Dr. Angela Stephens, Bolden ES
DoDEA Pacific: Ms. Lucille Sutherland, Kinser ES
DoDEA Europe: Mr. Fredo Ontiveros, Ramstein HS

DoDEA 2021 Principal of the Year

DoDEA 2021 Principal of the Year

Mr. James Strait, Kubasaki HS

2021 Regional Principals of the Year

DoDEA Americas: Mrs. Leigh Anne Faulkner, Tarawa Terrace ES
DoDEA Pacific: Mr. James Strait, Kubasaki HS
DoDEA Europe: Ms. Allison Peltz, Vicenza ES

DoDEA 2020 Principal of the Year

DoDEA 2020 Principal of the Year

Dr. Terri Marshall, DoDEA Virtual HS

2020 Regional Principals of the Year

DoDEA Americas: Dr. Terri Marshall, DoDEA Virtual HS
DoDEA Pacific: Mr. Patrick Buckley, Sollar ES
DoDEA Europe: Dr. Jacqueline Ferguson, Kaiserslautern HS

DoDEA 2019 Principal of the Year

DoDEA 2019 Principal of the Year

Mr. Paul Hernandez, Maxwell AFB EMS

2019 Regional Principals of the Year

DoDEA Americas: Mr. Paul Hernandez, Maxwell AFB EMS
DoDEA Pacific: Mr. Kristopher R. Kwiatek, Kadena HS
DoDEA Europe: Dr. William Hill, Wiesbaden MS

DoDEA 2018 Principal of the Year

DoDEA 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year

Ms. Penelope Miller-Smith, Bahrain ES

DoDEA 2018 Secondary Principal of the Year

Dr. Thomas White, Antilles HS

2018 Regional Principals of the Year

DoDEA Americas: Linda Haberman, Mahaffey MS
DoDEA Pacific: Kevin Olds, Lester MS
DoDEA Europe: Thomas J. Whitney, SHAPE MHS

DoDEA 2017 Principal of the Year

DoDEA 2018 Elementary Principal of the Year

Ms. Michelle Moore-Robinson, Kinser ES

DoDEA 2018 Secondary Principal of the Year

Ms. Sharon O'Donnell, Ramstein HS

2018 Regional Principals of the Year

DoDEA Americas: Ms. Vicki Gilmer, Fort Rucker ES
DoDEA Pacific: Dr. Tonya Laliberte, Yokota MS
DoDEA Europe: Mr. Joe Lovett, Vogelweh ES

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