For Immediate Release
Date: November 1, 2023

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Pacific Region Public Affairs Officer


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Craig Maxey selected as Community Superintendent, Pacific South

DoDEA's official photo of Mr. Craig Maxey. Pacific South Community Superintendent.

OKINAWA – DoDEA Pacific South District Superintendent Dr. Melissa Hayes is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Craig Maxey as Community Superintendent of the Pacific South District, located in Okinawa, Japan, effective November 5, 2023.

Mr. Maxey is a product of DoDEA schools and a graduate of Kadena High School. He joined DoDEA as an educator in 2011, teaching middle and high school science and coaching soccer at Robert D. Edgren Middle High School. He then accepted a role the Pacific East District Superintendent’s Office as the Secondary Science Instructional Systems Specialist. In Fall 2015, Mr. Maxey transitioned into the assistant principal position at Nile C. Kinnick High School, where he was promoted to principal in Fall 2018. In February 2021, he accepted the principalship at Ryukyu Middle School. He served as the lead administrator at Ryukyu until August 2022, when he was named principal of Kadena High School.

Mr. Maxey earned a B.S. in Science Education from Indiana Wesleyan University and a M.A. in Educational Leadership and Administration from Ball State University. 

He shared he feels blessed and fortunate to continue serving the military-connected community in this new role.

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