Mrs. Van De Veire earned a bachelor’s degree in 2008 in Exceptional Student Education from Florida Atlantic University. In 2011, she earned a master’s degree in Exceptional Student Education from the University of Central Florida with a Certificate in Autism Spectrum Disorders. In 2015, she earned a master’s degree in Multidisciplinary Studies with a focus on Educational Technology and Leadership from State University of New York at Buffalo.
Mrs. Van De Veire has been a Special Education Teacher since 2008, teaching K-12 students in self-contained classrooms and working with students in an inclusion setting. She joined DoDEA in 2011 and has taught in South Korea, Germany, Fort Campbell, Kentucky and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. Her recognitions and awards include the 2013 General Thurman Award for Special Education Teacher and the 2017 Pacific West Korea District Teacher of the Year.
Mrs. Van De Veire has held leadership positions as the Case Study Committee Chair, Continuous School Improvement Chair, as well as a facilitator and presenter for professional learning teams. She coached track and field at Seoul American High School and swimming at W.T. Sampson in Cuba.
Mrs. Van De Veire is married to U.S. Army Major Thomas Pearson (Ret.) and they have four adult children and six grandchildren, with the seventh arriving in December. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering, swimming, running, weightlifting, pickleball, tennis, photography and traveling with her husband.
Mrs. Van De Veire is looking forward to supporting our military connected students, providing training and support to our paras, teachers, administrators, and parents.