The Department of Defense Education Activity is pleased to announce the following DoDEA Employee of the Quarter recipients.

Past Recipients

Katherine Cole, administrative officer assigned to Smith Elementary School and Baumholder Middle High School, was selected as DoDEA's Employee of the Quarter for the Third Quarter of 2023.

Mr. Robert J. Dean

Third Quarter
2023
Administrative Officer
As the administrative officer assigned to both Smith Elementary School and Baumholder Middle High School (at two different installations), Mr. Dean balances not only his own duties but is willing to step in and cover manpower shortages.
Larry Tulk, program analyst assigned to DoDEA Europe Regional Office, was selected as DoDEA's Employee of the Quarter for the Third Quarter of 2023.

Mr. Larry A. Tulk

Third Quarter
2023
Program Analyst
Mr. Tulk provided excellent administrative supportĀ to the Europe director for student excellence (DSE) and Europe chief of staff (COS) while simultaneously supporting the members of the Center for Instructional Leadership.
Mr. Wilfredo Salinas, Facility Operations Specialist (FOS) at USAG Camp Humphreys in Korea was selected as DoDEA's Employee of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of 2023.

Mr. Wilfredo S. Salinas Jr.

Second Quarter
2023
Facilities Operations Specialist
Will has been invaluable to the recovery efforts following the damage from Super Typhoon Mawar. His efforts directly ensured the school was ready and enabled the safe and successful Guam High School graduation.
Katherine Cole, Europe East District Secretary (OA) was selected as DoDEA's Employee of the Quarter for the Second Quarter of 2023.

Ms. Katherine M. Cole

Second Quarter
2023
Administrative Secretary
Ms. Cole was the key employee leading up to the Cognia Accreditation visit in May 2023. Ms. Cole was in weekly communication to effectively coordinate with the Cognia Lead Evaluator on visit logistics and details. She prepared installation access requests for 30 visitors as well as the schedule for the Lead Evaluators and District Superintendent to visit all 31 schools.
Mr. Todd King, School Support Assistant at Sembach Elementary School in Germany was selected as DoDEA's Employee of the Quarter for the First Quarter of 2023.

Mr. Todd King

First Quarter
2023
School Support Assistant
As the school support assistant with Sembach Elementary School, Todd King expertly managed an annual $33,000 school budget, meticulously reviewing and executing 25 government purchase card requirements while meeting strict DoDEA 1st quarter fiscal restraints. He provided supply technician support to Vogelweh Elementary and Kaiserslautern Middle School by purchasing $15,000 in goods, ensuring daily supply and service contracts were fulfilled with zero interruption, including sustainment for multiple Sure Start/PSCD programs due to supply tech manning shortfalls.
Ms. Robin Jamison, Equal Employment Specialist at the Europe Region Office was selected as the Employee of the Quarter for the First Quarter of 2023.

Ms. Robin Jamison

First Quarter
2023
EEO
As the Europe region equal employment specialist, Robin Jamison demonstrated exceptional dedication when she volunteered to take on significant additional work when the EEO Counselor in the Pacific retired the end of December 2022, leaving her as the sole EEO Counselor for two separate geographical areas; her workload instantly increased by 100%.
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DeAngelo Galang

Fourth Quarter
2022
Pacific East ISS
Congratulations to Mr. DeAngelo Y. Galang on being selected EoQ4 2022! As an ISS for the DoDEA Pacific Region Office, Mr. Galang has gone beyond his traditional role, serving on the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoDEA leadership team, which oversees the Youth Exchange Program.
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Roberta Scalise

Fourth Quarter
2022
Student Information Assistant
Congratulations to Ms. Roberta C. Scalise on being selected EoQ4 2022! As the OA for Kaiserslautern MS, Ms. Scalise serves as the first person the community interacts with at KMS. Her attentiveness and commitment to the DoDEA mission bring great credit upon herself, DoDEA, and the Department of Defense.
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Dr. Shanea Ruh

Third Quarter
2022
Office of the Registrar, Education Policy and Operations Division Student Information System Specialist
Congratulations to Shanea Ruh on being selected EoQ3 2022! Dr. Ruh, A student information systems specialist, is responsible for ensuring that the DoDEA SIS meets customer needs across HQ, regions, districts, and schools.
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Ann Hudgins

Third Quarter
2022
Europe East Support Administrative Assistant
Congratulations to Ann Hudgins on being selected EoQ3 2022! As a admin support specialist for Europe East, Ms. Hudgins supports 31 schools with their secretarial and registration needs.
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Nguyen Xuan Uribe

Second Quarter
2022
Technology & Innovation Division and the Professional Learning Division Program Analyst
Congratulations to Nguyen Xuan Uribe on being selected Employee of the Quarter for Q2 2022! As a program analyst for the Technology & Innovation Division and the Professional Learning Division at DoDEA Headquarters, Ms. Uribe is known for her efficiency, positive attitude, and willingness to go above and beyond expectations.
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Samuel Champlin

Second Quarter
2022
Lead IT Specialist
Congratulations to Samuel D. Champlin on being selected Employee of the Quarter for Q2 2022! As a lead IT Specialist for the Pacific Region, Champlin leads by example, setting the standard for excellent customer support and provides IT expertise to his peers across the DoDEA IT and Customer Support Services teams.
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Joseph Osmack

First Quarter
2022
Administrative Officer
Congratulations to Joseph Osmack on being selected EoQ1 2022! As Administrative Officer for Camp Lejeune Schools in North Carolina, Mr. Osmack supervises the School Supply Assistant (SSA), School Registrar, School Secretary, and School Office Automation Clerk. He has kept all 3 schools functioning at exceptionally high levels as they all experienced significant transitions and vacancies in key positions.
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First Quarter 2022

First Quarter
2022
DoDEA System Wide Security Specialist
Congratulations to Albert Islas on being selected EoQ1 2022! As a DoDEA-wide Security Specialist based out of Alexandria, VA, Mr. Islas is responsible for working with Region/District leadership to ensure Child Abuse Report files are updated and accurate. He is also responsible for the review and security determination of Serious Incident Reports across all of DoDEA.
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