The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) - Americas Southeast District proudly announces that Dr. Tracy Stockdale, a 2nd Grade Teacher at McBride Elementary School, has been honored as the Southeast District Teacher of the Year.

Stockdale has cultivated an enriching educational environment that prioritizes equity and engagement, ensuring all students have access to a transformative learning experience. Her innovative approach in the classroom encourages students to tackle challenging academic tasks while developing crucial 21st-century skills.

As a leader within the school's Professional Learning Community (PLC), Stockdale utilizes data-driven insights to refine teaching strategies, significantly enhancing instructional outcomes. Her leadership has elevated the second-grade team to exemplary status, fostering a culture of collaboration and academic excellence.

Beyond her instructional prowess, Stockdale has established strong connections with military-connected families, seamlessly incorporating their unique circumstances into her teaching to support every student's success. Her profound dedication and holistic approach have garnered praise from school administrators, colleagues, and parents alike.

With more than two decades of experience in myriad educational environments, Stockdale embodies the qualities of an outstanding educator. Her recent accolade as Southeast District Teacher of the Year and her nomination for DoDEA Teacher of the Year reflect her steadfast commitment to education and her exceptional ability to motivate and educate military-connected students.

The Department of Defense Education Activity Americas region is pleased to announce the 2025 District Teachers of the Year for the Mid-Atlantic and Southest districts.
Tracy Stockdale 2nd Grade Teacher
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