Department of Defense Education Activity

Employee of the Quarter - Third Quarter 2022

DoDEA Employee of the Quarter Ann Hudgins (QTR 3)

Ms. Ann Hudgins

Administrative Support Specialist
Europe East

Employee of the Quarter

July – September 2022


Ms. Hudgins is the Admin Support Specialist for Europe East. She directly handles requests from the Superintendent, Chief of Staff, and four Community Superintendents. She supports 31 schools with their secretarial and registration needs. Ms. Hudgins performed the duties of two district administrative support employees single-handedly for a vast majority of the quarter as one position was vacant.

Ms. Hudgins tirelessly monitored the onboarding of 15 school administrators, Instructional Support Specialists, and district FIST members. She anticipated the questions of new employees and the needs of other offices involved in transitioning employees, eliminated delays and increased efficiency. Ms. Hudgins designed and trained over 20 new secretaries and registrars. She reached out to each secretary weekly to solicit input relating to training needs. She created a Teams group for secretaries to share best practices and offer support.

Ms. Hudgins has been the lead on placing student-teachers, addressing questions, and solving all logistical issues. The DSO routinely received messages of praise and appreciation for Ms. Hudgins from school, district, and regional employees. She demonstrated interest in helping everyone who reached out and stays connected until resolutions are made. To deepen her relationship-building, she recommended holding virtual working lunches once a month for the nine veteran secretaries (in the position for at least one year). This has grown into continual sharing and communication.

Ms. Hudgins’ sustained excellence, professionalism, institutional knowledge and commitment to the DoDEA mission bring great credit upon herself, DoDEA, and the Department of Defense.