Department of Defense Education Activity

2019 Press Releases

Mrs. Michelle Brandt Selected as Mahaffey Middle School Assistant Principal

Mrs. Michelle Brandt Selected as Mahaffey Middle School Assistant Principal

December 13, 2019 Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Kentucky Community Superintendent, has selected Mrs. Michelle Brandt as the assistant principal for Mahaffey Middle School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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DoDEA Delegates for 2020 U.S. Senate Youth Program

DoDEA Delegates for 2020 U.S. Senate Youth Program

December 10, 2019 — Mr. Thomas Brady, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced Sophie Marro and Edward Balbo as delegates to the 58th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 7 - 14 in Washington, D.C.
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Mr. Robert Battey Named Barsanti ES Assistant Principal

Mr. Robert Battey Named Barsanti ES Assistant Principal

November 26, 2019 Dr. Youlanda Washington, DoDEA Kentucky Community Superintendent, has named Mr. Robert Battey as the assistant principal for Barsanti Elementary School.
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Daegu MHS 21st century school

Daegu MHS 21st century school

November 17, 2019 At the beginning of school year 2017-2018, Daegu Middle School — formerly part of Daegu Elementary School — was combined with Daegu High School, forming what is now known as Daegu Middle High School. At the same time, the new middle high school also moved into a brand new 21st century facility.
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Ms. Shenna Anderson Selected as Assistant Principal, The Sullivans School

Ms. Shenna Anderson Selected as Assistant Principal, The Sullivans School

November 14, 2019 Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Shenna Anderson as the Assistant Principal at The Sullivans School located at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan.
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Ms. Mary Fisk Selected as Assistant Principal, The Sullivans School

Ms. Mary Fisk Selected as Assistant Principal, The Sullivans School

November 14, 2019 Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mary Fisk as the Assistant Principal at The Sullivans School located at Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan.
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Ms. Allysse Struhs, Principal Humphreys West ES

Ms. Allysse Struhs, Principal Humphreys West ES

October 30, 2019 The Pacific West District Superintendent, Dr. Jeff Arrington, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Allysse Struhs as Humphreys West Elementary School Principal. Ms. Struhs is a highly qualified educator and leader with over 16 years of experience and a strong background in curriculum, instruction, and leadership.
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DoDEA Schools Best in the U.S. on Nation’s Report Card

DoDEA Schools Best in the U.S. on Nation’s Report Card

October 30, 2019 DoDEA students’ average scale scores ranged from 10 to 18 percentage points higher than corresponding national average scores, and mostly increased while national average scores mostly decreased.
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Ms. Kerry Weidler Selected as Principal, M.C. Perry Elementary School

Ms. Kerry Weidler Selected as Principal, M.C. Perry Elementary School

October 30, 2019 Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kerry Weidler as the Principal at M.C. Perry Elementary School located at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.
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Pacific Soccer Teams Earn National Academic Honors

Pacific Soccer Teams Earn National Academic Honors

October 24, 2019 Three DoDEA Pacific soccer teams have garnered national recognition for their outstanding work in the classroom. The Matthew C. Perry girls’ and boys’ teams along with the Nile C. Kinnick girls’ team each earned the 2018-2019 United Soccer Coaches of America Team Academic Award.
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DoDEA Pacific Educator Receives Presidential Teaching Award

DoDEA Pacific Educator Receives Presidential Teaching Award

October 22, 2019 President Trump announced that a teacher from the DoDEA's Japan District, Michael A. Pope, was among the recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST)
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Kubasaki High School Principal Announced

Kubasaki High School Principal Announced

October 18, 2019 The DoDEA Pacific South District has announced that Mr. James Strait has been selected as the Principal of Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan. Mr. Strait comes to Okinawa from Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, where he served as the Principal of Ramey School.
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DoDEA Americas Dedicates Bolden Elementary Middle School at MCAS Beaufort

DoDEA Americas Dedicates Bolden Elementary Middle School at MCAS Beaufort

October 11, 2019 Faculty, staff, students, and guests celebrated the grand opening of Bolden Elementary Middle School at its new location at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina Oct. 8.
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Mr. Brian Perry Named the South Carolina/Fort Stewart Community Superintendent

Mr. Brian Perry Named the South Carolina/Fort Stewart Community Superintendent

October 11, 2019 Dr. Christy Huddleston, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Southeast District Superintendent, has named Mr. Brian Perry as the South Carolina/Fort Stewart Community Superintendent effective October 13.
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DoDEA Americas School Selected as 2019 Blue Ribbon School

DoDEA Americas School Selected as 2019 Blue Ribbon School

October 04, 2019 A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas School was recognized recently by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos as a 2019 National Blue Ribbon School.
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Three DoDEA Schools Selected as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Three DoDEA Schools Selected as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools

October 02, 2019 Recognized recently by U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy Devos as 2019 National Blue Ribbon Schools.
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Dana Sutherland Named New Principal at Lejeune High School

Dana Sutherland Named New Principal at Lejeune High School

September 25, 2019 Mr. Todd Curkendall, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Camp Lejeune Community Superintendent, has selected Ms. Dana Sutherland as the Lejeune High School (LHS) principal.
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Yokota High School graduate among finalists for Boys & Girls Clubs of America top honor

Yokota High School graduate among finalists for Boys & Girls Clubs of America top honor

September 06, 2019 Isabella Mollison emerged as one of six teens from military installations worldwide to compete for the National Military Youth of the Year honor. The program is conducted annually to recognize outstanding teens served by BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
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DoDEA Pacific Holds 2019 Leadership Summit

DoDEA Pacific Holds 2019 Leadership Summit

August 26, 2019 The annual summit, facilitated by the Pacific Center for Instructional Leadership, brings together approximately 120 principals and administrators from across the region for just in time learning as well as provides an opportunity to network with and learn from each other.
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DoDEA Pacific Administrator receives prestigious Meritorious Civilian Service Award

DoDEA Pacific Administrator receives prestigious Meritorious Civilian Service Award

August 21, 2019 Dr. Judith Allen, the schools superintendent for the Pacific East District, was presented the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award Aug. 1 for exemplary work over eight years with the Pacific West (Korea) District.
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Kathryn Downs Named Community Superintendent for Fort Bragg and Cuba

Kathryn Downs Named Community Superintendent for Fort Bragg and Cuba

August 16, 2019 Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent, has named Mrs. Kathryn Downs as the Fort Bragg and Cuba Community Superintendent effective Sept. 1.
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Ms. Tiffiney Weddle selected as the new Humphreys Middle School Principal

Ms. Tiffiney Weddle selected as the new Humphreys Middle School Principal

August 16, 2019 Dr. Jeff Arrington, Pacific West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Tiffiney Weddle, Principal at Humphreys Middle School.
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Andrea Petz Named 2019 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year

Andrea Petz Named 2019 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year

July 31, 2019 A Seoul American Middle High School teacher lauded for achievements in American history education was tapped as the 2019 Department of Defense Education Activity History Teacher of the Year.
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New DODEA Pacific South Community Superintendent Selected

New DODEA Pacific South Community Superintendent Selected

July 30, 2019 Ms. Lois Rapp, Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Director for Student Excellence, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Gail Wiley as the Pacific South District’s Guam Community Superintendent.
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DoDEA Principal will receive the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Camp Lejeune

DoDEA Principal will receive the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Camp Lejeune

July 29, 2019 A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) principal and Lejeune High School (LHS) alum will be honored for his 35 years of service to military-connected children at Camp Lejeune at 1 p.m., Wed. July 31 at Building 1.
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Tabatha Ware Named New Principal at Fort Campbell’s Marshall Elementary School

Tabatha Ware Named New Principal at Fort Campbell’s Marshall Elementary School

July 19, 2019 Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Kentucky Community Superintendent, has selected Mrs. Tabatha Ware as the Marshall Elementary School principal at Fort Campbell, Kentucky effective July 15.
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Mr. Ryan Smith Named New Principal at Fort Jackson’s C.C. Pinckney Elementary School

Mr. Ryan Smith Named New Principal at Fort Jackson’s C.C. Pinckney Elementary School

July 19, 2019 Ms. Kathleen Reiss, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) South Carolina/Fort Stewart Community Superintendent, has selected Mr. Ryan Smith as the principal at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
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New DODEA Pacific West Community Superintendent Selected

New DODEA Pacific West Community Superintendent Selected

July 18, 2019 Ms. Lois Rapp, Pacific Director for Student Excellence, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. LaVerne Outen as the next DoDEA Pacific West Community Superintendent.
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New Assistant Principal at Fort Knox’s Kingsolver Elementary School

New Assistant Principal at Fort Knox’s Kingsolver Elementary School

July 12, 2019 Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Kentucky Community Superintendent, has selected Dr. Jeff Pond as the assistant principal at Kingsolver Elementary School at Fort Knox, Kentucky starting Aug. 5.
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Mr. Jim Journey Selected As Pacific South District Superintendent For School Year 2019-2020

Mr. Jim Journey Selected As Pacific South District Superintendent For School Year 2019-2020

June 21, 2019 The Pacific Region announces that Mr. Jim Journey has been selected as District Superintendent of Schools for the DoDEA Pacific South District (Okinawa and Guam) starting the 2019-2020 school year. He currently serves as the Community Superintendent of the DoDEA Pacific South District’s Guam Field Office.
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Dr. Jeff Arrington Selected As Pacific West District Superintendent for School Year 2019-2020

Dr. Jeff Arrington Selected As Pacific West District Superintendent for School Year 2019-2020

June 21, 2019 The Pacific Region announces that Dr. Jeff Arrington has been selected as District Superintendent of Schools for the DoDEA Pacific West District (South Korea) starting the 2019-2020 school year.
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Seoul American Schools close after 60 years

Seoul American Schools close after 60 years

June 14, 2019 June 14 marks the last day for Yongsan Garrison schools in Seoul, South Korea. This is the end of an era: Unlike previous years, students from Seoul American Elementary and Seoul American Middle High School will not be returning in the fall.
Southeast District Maintains AdvancED Accreditation

Southeast District Maintains AdvancED Accreditation

May 24, 2019 An external accreditation team of 22 highly skilled educators from AdvancED recently confirmed the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Southeast District’s accreditation during recent school visits February 24 – March 8, 2019.
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Dr. Judy Allen selected as Pacific East District Superintendent for School Year 2019-2020

Dr. Judy Allen selected as Pacific East District Superintendent for School Year 2019-2020

May 20, 2019 The Pacific Region has announced that Dr. Judith “Judy” Allen has been selected to be the District Superintendent of Schools for the DoDEA Pacific East (Mainland Japan) District for the coming school year. Dr. Allen is a career educator with extensive teaching and administrative experience. She currently serves as the District Superintendent for the DoDEA Pacific West (Korea) District ...
Mr. Michael Thompson retires after 33 years of service

Mr. Michael Thompson retires after 33 years of service

May 20, 2019 Mr. Michael Thompson, District Superintendent for DoDEA Pacific South, will retire on Saturday, 25 May 2019, after 33 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity
Dr Steven Bloom Retires After 37 Years of Service

Dr Steven Bloom Retires After 37 Years of Service

May 08, 2019 Dr. Steven R. Bloom, District Superintendent for DoDEA Pacific East, will retire on June 30, 2019, after 37 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Greg Bull Selected as DoDEA Americas Southeast District Chief of Staff

Greg Bull Selected as DoDEA Americas Southeast District Chief of Staff

May 03, 2019 Dr. Christy Huddleston, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Southeast District Superintendent, has selected Mr. Gregory Bull as the Southeast District Chief of Staff for DoDEA Americas starting June 24, 2019.
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DoDEA Student honored as the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year at Brewster MS Thursday

DoDEA Student honored as the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year at Brewster MS Thursday

April 03, 2019 A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) student will be honored at his school as the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year in a small ceremony on Thursday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Brewster Middle School on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
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DoDEA Pacific Region hosts a Regional Junior Science Humanities Symposium Mar. 19

March 15, 2019 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific Region hosts the Regional Junior Science Humanities Symposium (JSHS) at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan on Mar. 19 at 8 a.m.
DoDEA Americas Announces the 2019 Region Principal of the Year

DoDEA Americas Announces the 2019 Region Principal of the Year

March 12, 2019 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region proudly announces that Paul Hernandez, the Maxwell Elementary-Middle School principal in Alabama, as the 2019 DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year.
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DoDEA Americas Announces the 2020 Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Americas Announces the 2020 Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year

March 12, 2019 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region proudly announces that Ms. Kari Dahl, a gifted teacher at Poole Elementary School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina has been selected as the 2020 Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year
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DoDEA Americas Announces the 2020 Southeast District Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Americas Announces the 2020 Southeast District Teacher of the Year

February 22, 2019 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region proudly announces that Ms. Alysia Durham, a math teacher at Fort Campbell High School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky has been selected as the 2020 Southeast District Teacher of the Year.
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