Department of Defense Education Activity

2016 Press Releases

Shughart Middle School Launches Successful Operation Blackhawk Rescue

December 29, 2016 Shughart Middle School Launches Successful Operation Blackhawk Rescue incorporating a community service project into their studies.
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Quantico High School Senior Shares Football Honors

December 16, 2016 Caleb Hall has been named the Virginia Independent Schools Athletic Association (VISAA) Division III Co-Player of the Year.
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McBride Elementary’s First LEGO League Team Wins Outstanding Project Award

December 15, 2016 McBride Elementary School’s Morris Code 6+1 Robotics Team won the prestigious award for Outstanding Project.
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LHS Senior to Attend Stockholm University Nobel Week

December 02, 2016 Nadia Cunningham has been selected as one of 25 participants to attend the Stockholm University Nobel Week
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Lejeune High School Senior Named Commended Student In 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program

December 02, 2016 Lejeune High School senior Caleb Harding has been named a Commended Student in the 2017 National Merit Scholarship Program, Lejeune High School Principal Eric Steimel announced today.
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MCB Quantico MS/HS Head Football Coach Roy Named Washington Redskins 2016 High School Coach of the Year

November 30, 2016 Head football coach of the Marine Corp Base Quantico Middle/High School Warriors, retired Marine Lt. Col. Paul Roy, has been named the Washington Redskins 2016 High School Coach of the Year.
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Five Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Earn Awards Vanderbilt University

November 08, 2016 36 Fort Campbell HS students participated in the Vanderbilt University Model United Nations (MUN) Conference
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DoDEA Ranks with Top Performing States in the Nation on the 2015 NAEP Science Assessment

October 28, 2016 The results of the 2015 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in 4th and 8th grade science show that Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students rank among the best performing in the nation.
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Fort Campbell High School Seniors Named Wendy's High School Heisman Award Winners

October 21, 2016 Wendy’s High School Heisman recognizes Fort Campbell High School (FCHS) seniors Nataliah Whetstone and Deonte Mayfield and their dedication to never cutting corners by naming them School Winners.
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DoDEA Announces 2016 SAT® Results

September 30, 2016 The Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA’s) mean combined score on the 2016 SAT was nearly 30 points higher than the national average.
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Bowley Elementary School Named 2016 - 2018 National PTA School of Excellence

September 30, 2016 The National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) announced that Bowley Elementary School has been named a 2016 - 2018 National PTA School of Excellence
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The American Geographical Society Names Ms. Megan Youness, as a 2016 AGS Geography Teacher Fellow

September 30, 2016 The American Geographical Society (AGS) has named Ms. Megan Youness of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Virtual High School as an AGS Geography Teacher Fellow for 2016. As part of the recognition as a Teacher Fellow, Ms. Youness will attend and participate in the AGS Fall 2016 Symposium “Envisioning a Sustainable Planet” in New York City on November 17 and 18, 2016.
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DoDEA Honored by Learning Officer Magazine

DoDEA Honored by Learning Officer Magazine

September 30, 2016 Chief Learning Officer magazine, a publication of Human Capital Media, announced the winners of the 13th annual Learning In Practice Awards on September 27th at a special dinner at the CLO Symposium Plus conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.
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McBride Elementary Recognized as Blue Ribbon School

September 28, 2016 McBride Elementary School at Fort Benning, GA., in the Southeast District, has been named a 2016 National Blue Ribbon School.
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U.S. Department of Education Selects Three DoDEA Schools for 2016 National Blue Ribbon School Award

September 28, 2016 Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized today by U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King as 2016 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
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DoDEA Americas Teachers Honored in Math & Science

September 27, 2016 4 DoDEA Americas teachers have been named state-level winners of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.
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Gilliard Named Brewster Middle School Principal

September 12, 2016 Gilliard Named Brewster Middle School Principal
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Nelson Named Johnson Primary School Principal

September 12, 2016 Mr. Timothy Nelson has been named Principal of Johnson Primary School aboard Camp Lejeune, NC.
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Strait Named Ramey School Principal

September 12, 2016 Mr. James Strait has been named Principal of Ramey School aboard Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico
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DoDEA Celebrates 70th Anniversary

September 01, 2016 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) celebrates its 70th anniversary during the 2016-2017 School Year, continuing the tradition of excellence in education that began on October 14, 1946.
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DoDEA Begins School Year 2016 - 2017

August 29, 2016 Nearly 73,000 students are beginning the 2016-2017 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world
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President Honors Outstanding Mathematics and Science Teachers

August 24, 2016 President Obama today named 213 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. These awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, U.S. Territories, and the Department of Defense Education Activity schools. The educators will receive their awards at a ceremony in Washington, DC on September 8.
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Ms. Christine Megee named as new Human Resources Director

August 23, 2016 I am happy to announce the appointment of Ms. Christine Megee as Director of Human Resources (HR).
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Burk Named Pierce Terrace Elementary Principal

August 19, 2016 Dr. Raymond Burk has been named Principal of Pierce Terrace Elementary School at Fort Jackson, SC, in the DoDEA Americas Southeast District.
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Two Outstanding Department of Defense Education Activity High School Students Will be Selected to Spend a Week in Washington Observing the Federal Government in Action

August 15, 2016 Two outstanding Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) high school students will be selected to spend a week in Washington observing the federal government in action. The two DoDEA students will join 102 other delegates March 4 —11, 2017 for the program’s 55th annual Washington Week.
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Fort Knox High School JROTC Cadet Receives Leadership Award

August 12, 2016 Chasidy Parks earned the distinguished Leadership Award at the JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge, a five-day camp held at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center, Greenville, KY.
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DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $55.5 Million in Grants to Military Connected Public Schools

August 03, 2016 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $55.5 million in grants to highly military impacted school districts through the Fiscal Year 2016 Grants to Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Program (MCASP).
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U.S. Secretary of Education Honors Three DoDEA Schools Among 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

July 20, 2016 Deputy Secretary of Commerce Bruce Andrews, Federal Chief Sustainability Officer Christine Harada, and Deputy Director of the Center for Green Schools at the US Green Building Council Anisa Baldwin-Metzger joined U.S. Secretary of Education John King today to congratulate Kimberly Hampton Primary School, Fort Bragg, NC; Van Voorhis Elementary School, Fort Knox, KY; and Garmisch Elementary/Middle School, Garmisch, Germany on their achievements at a ceremony in Washington, D.C.
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Fort Campbell High School Student One of 100 Selected to Attend Girls Nation

July 11, 2016 FCHS student Isha Cheaye was selected by her peers as 1 of 2 girls chosen to represent Kentucky at Girls Nation, July 23-30, 2016, in Washington, D.C.
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Air Force Association Keystone Chapter selects DoDEA Teacher of the Year

June 23, 2016 Maryanne Tirinnanzi, secondary science teacher at Lester Middle School, was recently selected as the The Air Force Association Keystone Chapter and State Teacher of the Year.

DoDEA Receives Training Officers Consortium’s Change Management Award

June 16, 2016 Mr. Thomas Brady, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director, was recognized on June 14th at the annual Training Officers Consortium (TOC) Distinguished Service Awards Program for DoDEA’ s efforts to reorganize its structure to advance student achievement.
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Journey named Community Superintendent for the DoDEA Guam District

June 15, 2016 Journey named Community Superintendent for the DoDEA Guam District

DoDEA Announces 2017 Teacher of the Year

June 09, 2016 Faith Middle School 8th grade English Language Arts teacher Kelisa Wing has been selected as the 2017 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.
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DoDEA Pacific names 2016 Volunteer Excellence Award recipients

June 07, 2016 DoDEA Pacific names 2016 Volunteer Excellence Award recipients

Smithsonian American Art Museum holds DoDEA art contest

June 06, 2016 Smithsonian American Art Museum holds DoDEA art contest

Caletha Ellis Named as One of the Top History Teachers in the Nation for 2016

June 02, 2016 Caletha Ellis Named as One of the Top History Teachers in the Nation for 2016
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DoDEA Announces Structural Changes in DDESS Leadership

May 26, 2016 DoDEA Announces Structural Changes in DDESS Leadership
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Ramey School eCYBERMISSION Team Heads to D.C. Finals

May 25, 2016 The U.S. Army announced that Las Chicas de Puerto Rico team from Ramey School in Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, has been selected as one of 20 national finalists in the 14th annual eCYBERMISSION competition.
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Perry Named Principal of Fort Knox High School

May 25, 2016 Mr. Brian Perry has been named Principal of Fort Knox High School, at Fort Knox, KY
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Dr. Bloom named DoDEA Japan District Superintendent

May 18, 2016 Dr. Bloom named DoDEA Japan District Superintendent

Grim Named North Carolina PTA Principal of the Year

May 12, 2016 Gordon Elementary School (GES) Principal Joel Grim has been named the North Carolina PTA 2015-2016 Principal of the Year.
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DoDEA Pacific Japan District student selected as 2016 US Presidential Scholar

May 10, 2016 DoDEA Pacific Japan District student selected as 2016 US Presidential Scholar

DoDEA Pacific “Mathlete” prepares for 2016 National MATHCOUNTS competition

May 08, 2016 DoDEA Pacific “Mathlete” prepares for 2016 National MATHCOUNTS competition

Lejeune High School Seniors Prepare for College

May 04, 2016 Six Lejeune High School seniors plan to carry on their fathers’ commitment to the military as they prepare to attend college either by an appointment to a military academy or with Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) scholarships.
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Two Dahlgren SeaPerch Teams Qualify for Nationals

May 03, 2016 8th grade students, Gary Callanan and Toni Ludwig, Team U Can’t Sea Me, and Jared Cacese and Xander Hill, on Team Han Sealo, will compete in the National SeaPerch Competition at Louisiana State University
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DoDEA Students selected as Semifinalists in U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

April 29, 2016 Five Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students have been selected as semifinalists in the prestigious U.S. Presidential Scholars Program.
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Three DoDEA schools Named 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools

April 22, 2016 Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools are among the schools named as the 2016 U.S. Department of Education Green Ribbon Schools Program. The three DoDEA Schools are: Kimberly Hampton Primary School, Fort Bragg, NC; Van Voorhis Elementary School, Fort Knox, KY; and Garmisch Elementary/Middle School, Garmisch, Germany.
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Journey named Acting Superintendent for the DoDEA Japan District

April 21, 2016 DoDEA Pacific Director of Student Excellence Ms. Lois J. Rapp has named current DoDEA Japan District Assistant Superintendent Mr. Jim Journey as the Acting Superintendent for the DoDEA Japan District effective April 17.

DoDEA Pacific Director promoted to Senior Executive Service

April 21, 2016 DoDEA Pacific Director promoted to Senior Executive Service

Dr. Christy Huddleston named as DoDEA Americas Acting Director

April 07, 2016 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Christy Huddleston to a temporary appointment effective March 29 as the Acting Director for DoDEA operations in the United States and Cuba. Dr. Huddleston replaces Dr. Emily Marsh as Interim Director for DoDEA operations in the United States since July 2015.
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2017 Teacher of the Year

April 01, 2016 We are pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Jessica Reagle as Camp Lejeune District Schools 2017 Teacher of the Year.
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Director of Student Excellence selected for DoDEA Schools in the Pacific Region

March 25, 2016 Thomas M. Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced today the selection of Ms. Lois J. Rapp as the new Director of Student Excellence (DSE) for DoDEA operations in the Pacific region.
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Antilles High School JROTC Cadets Headed to U.S. Military Academy

March 24, 2016 Two Antilles High School (AHS) JROTC cadets have received and accepted direct appointments to the U.S. Military Academy (USMA), West Point Class of 2020
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Two DoDEA Students Named 2016 Military Child of the Year Recipients

March 11, 2016 Two students attending DoDEA Americas schools have been named recipients of Operation Homefront's 2016 Military Child of the Year awards.
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Schools, library use fun to promote reading to youth

Schools, library use fun to promote reading to youth

March 11, 2016 Schools, library use fun to promote reading to youth
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Activities Promote Reading at Pinckney Elementary School

March 10, 2016 Reading initiatives, like the Pinckney Reading Prize Patrol, highlight the importance of reading.
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Ingram to serve as future Chief of Instructional Leadership Development (CILD) for DoDEA Americas

March 02, 2016 Ingram to serve as future Chief of Instructional Leadership Development (CILD) for DoDEA Americas
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New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico Announces 2017 District Teacher of the Year

March 01, 2016 Carmen "Menchi" Veray selected as 2017 New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico District Teacher of the Year
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Energetic, passionate DoDEA Pacific teacher becomes state-level finalist in Presidential awards program

February 28, 2016 Energetic, passionate DoDEA Pacific teacher becomes state-level finalist in Presidential awards program

2016 Art and Music Symposium

February 26, 2016 2016 Fine Arts and Performing Arts Symposium
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Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Earn Awards at Indiana University

February 25, 2016 21 Fort Campbell High School students participated in the Indiana University Model United Nations Conference held February 10-21, 2016, on the Bloomington IN campus.
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2016 - 2017 GA/AL District Teacher of the Year

February 24, 2016 It is with great pleasure to announce that Mrs. Kelisa Wing, 8th Grade English Language Arts Teacher at Faith Middle School, Ft Benning, GA has been named the GA/AL District Teacher of the Year for 2016-2017
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Pinckney Elementary School S.T.E.M. in the Gym night

February 23, 2016 Pinckney Elementary School “S.T.E.M. in the Gym” night combines health and fitness with core academic subjects
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Antilles Middle School Student Wins School-Level GeoBee

February 03, 2016 Eighth grade student, Julian Olivo Santiago, won the Antilles Middle School (AMS) competition of the National Geographic Bee on Thursday, Jan. 28, 2016.
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Rise of the Robots

February 02, 2016 Pinckney ES robotics team puts its recycling skills to the test.
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Innovative Ideas Receive Funding in DoDEA Europe’s Kaiserslautern School District

January 29, 2016 The Kaiserslautern District Superintendent’s Office awarded $20,000 to support innovative teaching and learning models. $mart Money was conceived as a motivational agent to allow inspired educators to further develop innovative methods and practices for teaching and learning in their classrooms.

Student Reassignment Plan 2017-2018

January 27, 2016 Fort Bragg Community, Linden Oaks Housing Area Student Reassignment Plan for school year 2017-2018
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Dunham Selected as DoDEA Kaiserslautern District Superintendent

January 27, 2016 Dr. Dell McMullen, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe Director, has named Dr. Liz Dunham as the DoDEA Kaiserslautern District Superintendent.

DoDEA Pacific students gain leadership experience, earn awards at Harvard Model Congress Asia 2016

January 26, 2016 DoDEA Pacific students gain leadership experience, earn awards at Harvard Model Congress Asia 2016

Shughart Middle School Students Earn 20 Scholastic Art/Photography Awards

January 26, 2016 Shughart Middle School Students have received 20 Scholastic Art and Photography Awards for works they entered in the Eastern/Central North Carolina Competition.
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DoDEA Students Selected for 2016 United States Senate Youth Program

January 26, 2016 Mr. Thomas Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced Kyelee Fitts, Aanand Shah and Caitlin Hertzendorf as delegates to the 54th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 5 – 12 in Washington, D.C.
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Maxwell AFB Elementary/Middle School Food Service to Undergo Changes

January 12, 2016 Food service at Maxwell Elementary/Middle School will undergo some changes in 2016
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McBride Elementary School Robotics Team Excels at Regional Competition

January 08, 2016 Morris Code 6 competed and won the overall trophy for Programming at the First LEGO League (FLL) Middle Georgia Regional Qualifier.
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