Dr. Jeff Arrington, Department of Defense Education Activity - Europe South District Superintendent, announces that Dr. Yolonda Tabb has been selected as the next assistant principal for Bahrain Middle High School in Manama, Bahrain. “Dr. Tabb’s strong belief that all students can and will learn guides her relationships as a leader and advocate for children,” said Arrington.
Dr. Tabb has served students, parents, and educators for over 20 years in various educational arenas. Her passion for education, advocacy, coaching, and providing professional development has led her on a journey across America, the Pacific, and Europe. During her tenure with DoDEA, she has proudly served in Japan, Cuba, Germany, South Korea, and Italy. She has served these communities in the roles of teacher, assistant principal, and Special Education Instructional System Specialist.
Hailing from a military family in Augusta, Georgia, Dr. Tabb started her professional career as a S.T.E.P.S. coordinator for people with developmental disabilities. She understands firsthand the unique needs of military families during transitions and deployments. Dr. Tabb's education and experiences allow her to comprehend our Military connected students' educational impact and developmental challenges.
She desires to lead others compassionately, effectively, efficiently, and with initiative. Her professional goal is to ensure the intellectual and emotional enrichment of others using her knowledge and experience to help those desiring academic and personal advancement. Dr. Tabb's educational philosophy is: "Although students may require unique learning strategies, every student is capable of learning. The educator must find the proper key or keys to unlock a student's learning style." It gives her immense pleasure to foster this philosophy through leadership.
Dr. Tabb believes that working as a collaborative team, students, parents, and educators, can create a positive environment that aids in student success, nurtures faculty morale, and foster strong community bonds. She looks forward to cultivating and galvanizing relationships with students, teachers, parents, Commands, and other stakeholders within the Bahrain community. Dr. Tabb will embark on this endeavor with a willing spirit and determined attitude.