Department of Defense Education Activity

2020 Press Releases

Mr. Joseph Gullekson selected as Principal for The Sullivans Elementary School

Mr. Joseph Gullekson selected as Principal for The Sullivans Elementary School

December 17, 2020 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Joseph Gullekson as Principal for the Sullivans Elementary School.
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DoDEA Schools in Germany Transition to Remote Learning

DoDEA Schools in Germany Transition to Remote Learning

December 15, 2020 Due to the recent restrictions imposed by the German government, and in coordination with military commanders, all DoDEA schools in Germany (that are not already in remote learning) will transition to remote learning.
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DoDEA Pacific launches virtual Far East Journalism

DoDEA Pacific launches virtual Far East Journalism

December 11, 2020 About 60 DoDEA students from 12 schools across the Pacific participated in the first day of virtual Far East Journalism on Thursday, Dec. 10.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and DoDEA bring students together for cultural and educational exchange in Misawa

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and DoDEA bring students together for cultural and educational exchange in Misawa

December 08, 2020 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific held the first bilateral cultural exchange camp Dec. 5-6 at Misawa Air Base, with support from the U.S. Embassy and consulates in Japan and U.S. Forces Japan.
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DoDEA Europe Announces Selection of Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) Chief

DoDEA Europe Announces Selection of Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) Chief

December 03, 2020 Dr. Dell McMullen, DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jorma Young as Chief for the Center of Instructional Leadership (CIL) at the Europe Region Office in Sembach, Germany.
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DoDEA Presents Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise Award

DoDEA Presents Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise Award

December 02, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) presented Kadena Elementary School teacher Ms. Chanelle Reese with the inaugural Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise Award during a special after-school ceremony Dec.1.
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Mrs. Marian Leverette Selected as Interim Principal of Yokota High School

Mrs. Marian Leverette Selected as Interim Principal of Yokota High School

November 19, 2020 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce Mrs. Marian Leverette as Interim Principal of Yokota High School. Mrs. Leverette is currently serving as acting principal at Yokota High School.
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Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoDEA partner to bring unique cultural and educational exchange opportunities to Japanese and American students

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoDEA partner to bring unique cultural and educational exchange opportunities to Japanese and American students

November 13, 2020 The Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the U.S. Department of Defense Education Activity – Pacific (DoDEA), with support from U.S. Embassy and consulates in Japan and U.S. Forces Japan (USFJ), are excited to announce a new partnership which will allow local Japanese students and DoDEA students to participate in educational and cultural exchanges.
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DoDEA Students Overseas to Receive Free School Meals

DoDEA Students Overseas to Receive Free School Meals

November 02, 2020 Beginning November 2nd all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas will be receiving free meals that are operated by one of the USDA approved School Food Authorities (AAFES, NEXCOM or MCCS)
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DoDEA Students Overseas to Receive Free School Meals

DoDEA Students Overseas to Receive Free School Meals

October 29, 2020 Beginning November 2nd all students enrolled at DoDEA schools overseas will be receiving free meals that are operated by one of the USDA approved School Food Authorities (AAFES, NEXCOM or MCCS)
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Mr. Kevin J. Anglim selected as Assistant Principal for MC Perry High School

Mr. Kevin J. Anglim selected as Assistant Principal for MC Perry High School

October 26, 2020 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Kevin J. Anglim as Assistant Principal for MC Perry High School.
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DoDEA offers in-person or virtual school options for spring SY20/21

DoDEA offers in-person or virtual school options for spring SY20/21

October 16, 2020 DoDEA will continue to operate full-time in-person schools for the remainder of the school year and also provide a full-time virtual learning option for K-12 grade students.
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Dr. Jimmy Bowser selected as Principal for Edgren Middle High School

Dr. Jimmy Bowser selected as Principal for Edgren Middle High School

October 14, 2020 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jimmy Bowser as Principal for Edgren Middle High School.
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Dr. Edwin Munoz selected as Principal for Arnn Elementary School

Dr. Edwin Munoz selected as Principal for Arnn Elementary School

October 06, 2020 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Edwin Munoz as Principal for Arnn Elementary School.
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Ms. Anita Sharma Magrath selected as Principal for Sollars Elementary School

Ms. Anita Sharma Magrath selected as Principal for Sollars Elementary School

October 06, 2020 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Anita Sharma Magrath as Principal for Sollars Elementary School.
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Ms. Christine Young selected as Assistant Principal for Edgren Middle High School

Ms. Christine Young selected as Assistant Principal for Edgren Middle High School

September 30, 2020 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Christine Young as Assistant Principal for Edgren Middle High School.
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Ms. Hoai-My T. Winder selected Assistant Principal for Mendel Elementary School

Ms. Hoai-My T. Winder selected Assistant Principal for Mendel Elementary School

September 30, 2020 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Hoai-My T. Winder as Assistant Principal for Mendel Elementary School.
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Three DoDEA Schools recognized among 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Three DoDEA Schools recognized among 2020 National Blue Ribbon Schools

September 24, 2020 Today, the U.S. Department of Education recognized 367 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2020. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
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Dr. Angelique Lamonski selected as Chief of Staff, DoDEA Mid-Atlantic District

Dr. Angelique Lamonski selected as Chief of Staff, DoDEA Mid-Atlantic District

September 22, 2020 Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Angelique Lamonski as the Chief of Staff, DoDEA Mid-Atlantic Office, located at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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Southeast District Mourns Passing of Longtime Ft. Knox Educator

Southeast District Mourns Passing of Longtime Ft. Knox Educator

September 18, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity Southeast District regrets to announce that Pamela Denise Harris, 60, of Radcliff, KY passed away Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at Baptist Health Hardin, Elizabethtown, KY.
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DoDEA 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalists

DoDEA 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalists

September 15, 2020 The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced the names of approximately 16,000 Semifinalists in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among the selectees are six DoDEA semifinalists
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Dr. Helen Bailey selected as DoDEA Pacific West District Community Superintendent

Dr. Helen Bailey selected as DoDEA Pacific West District Community Superintendent

August 25, 2020 Dr. Jeff Arrington, Pacific West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Helen Bailey as Pacific West District Community Superintendent.
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Pacific West announces administrator selections for SY 2020-2021

Pacific West announces administrator selections for SY 2020-2021

August 25, 2020 DoDEA Pacific West announces administrator selection for Osan Middle High School principal, as well as names assistant principals at Humphreys Middle School, Daegu Middle High School and Humphreys High School.
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DoDEA-Pacific to offer Grab-and-Go meals to remote, virtual students

DoDEA-Pacific to offer Grab-and-Go meals to remote, virtual students

August 19, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Region will provide meals to students in the remote and virtual learning environments through its Grab-and-Go meal program beginning Monday, August 24.
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DoDEA Pacific announces selection of the Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) Chief

DoDEA Pacific announces selection of the Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) Chief

August 16, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Chris Marczak as chief of the region’s Center for Instructional Leadership, effective Sept. 8, 2020.
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DoDEA Shifts School Openings Dates at Benning & Stewart

DoDEA Shifts School Openings Dates at Benning & Stewart

August 07, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director has approved the shifting of school openings at schools in Fort Benning and Fort Stewart, Georgia, to allow additional time for staff changes to support the new virtual learning option.
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Two DoDEA Educators Selected Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

Two DoDEA Educators Selected Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

August 06, 2020 Two DoDEA Educators Selected for 2020 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching
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DoDEA Mid-Atlantic District Chief of Staff Is Retiring

DoDEA Mid-Atlantic District Chief of Staff Is Retiring

July 31, 2020 Mid-Atlantic District bids farewell to Mr. Charlie Council, the Mid-Atlantic District Chief of Staff, after 38 years of serving military-connected students
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Dr. Ronald J. Knight Jr. Selected As Pac East Community Superintendent

Dr. Ronald J. Knight Jr. Selected As Pac East Community Superintendent

July 29, 2020 Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Ronald J. Knight, Jr. as the Community Superintendent of DoDEA Pacific East District located at the Commander Fleet Activities Yokosuka (CFAY), Japan.
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DoDEA Pacific East announces administrator selections for 2020-21 school year

DoDEA Pacific East announces administrator selections for 2020-21 school year

July 20, 2020 DoDEA Pacific East announces principal selections for Iwakuni Elementary School, Yokota Middle School, Yokota West Elementary School, and Joan K. Mendel Elementary School.
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DoDEA provides additional updates for school year 2020-2021

DoDEA provides additional updates for school year 2020-2021

July 15, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is releasing its operational guidelines and protocols for schools and is providing additional student learning options for the upcoming school year 2020-2021.
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DoDEA Shifts School Openings Dates in Southeast District

DoDEA Shifts School Openings Dates in Southeast District

July 13, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director has approved the shifting of school openings for the DoDEA Southeast District schools in close coordination with installation commanders, the local senior military leadership, and DoDEA Southeast District and DoDEA Americas Regional leadership.
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New Principal Named at Fort Benning’s E.A. White ES

New Principal Named at Fort Benning’s E.A. White ES

July 02, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Georgia/Alabama Community Superintendent, Dr. Lisa B. Coleman selected Dr. Todd A. Carver as the new E.A. White Elementary School principal at Fort Benning, Georgia.
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Ms. Stephanie El Sayed Announced as Principal for Rota MHS

Ms. Stephanie El Sayed Announced as Principal for Rota MHS

June 18, 2020 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, Superintendent Europe South announces that Ms. Stephanie El Sayed has been selected as the Principal of Rota Middle High School in Rota, Spain.
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Vicenza High School Principal Announced

Vicenza High School Principal Announced

June 18, 2020 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, Superintendent Europe South announces that Dr. Kristen Warner has been selected as the Principal of Vicenza High School in Vicenza, Italy.
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DoDEA Pacific now accepting applications for substitute teachers

DoDEA Pacific now accepting applications for substitute teachers

June 11, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is currently accepting applications for substitute teachers for the 2020-21 school year.
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Pacific East announces administrator selections for 2020-21 school year

Pacific East announces administrator selections for 2020-21 school year

June 11, 2020 DoDEA Pacific East announces principal selections for M.C. Perry High School, E.J. King Middle High School, Iwakuni Middle School, Zama Middle High School, and Darby Elementary School; as well as assistant principal selection for Yokosuka Middle School.
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DoDEA Pacific Region nominates Dr. Keri Lohmeier for 2020 Secretary of Defense Outstanding Civilian Employee with Disabilities Award

DoDEA Pacific Region nominates Dr. Keri Lohmeier for 2020 Secretary of Defense Outstanding Civilian Employee with Disabilities Award

June 10, 2020 The Department of Defence Education Activity - Pacific is proud to announce its nomination for the 2020 Secretary of Defense Outstanding Civilian Employee with Disabilities Award, DoDEA Virtual High School Assistant Principal Dr. Keri Lohmeier.
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Dr. Jacqueline Ferguson selected as DoDEA Pacific South Community Superintendent

Dr. Jacqueline Ferguson selected as DoDEA Pacific South Community Superintendent

June 09, 2020 Mr. Jim Journey, DoDEA Pacific South Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Jacqueline Ferguson as the Community Superintendent of DoDEA Pacific South District - Okinawa, Japan.
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Pacific West announces administrator selections for 2020-21 school year

Pacific West announces administrator selections for 2020-21 school year

June 09, 2020 DoDEA Pacific West announces administrator selection for Osan Middle High School principal, as well as names assistant principals at Humphreys Middle School, Daegu Middle High School and Humphreys High School.
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Mr. Donald (Willy) Williams, Jr. selected as DoDEA Pacific East Community Superintendent

Mr. Donald (Willy) Williams, Jr. selected as DoDEA Pacific East Community Superintendent

June 09, 2020 Dr. Judith Allen, DoDEA Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Donald (Willy) Williams as the Community Superintendent of DoDEA Pacific East District - Yokosuka, Japan.
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DoDEA Launches Online Summer Learning Resources

DoDEA Launches Online Summer Learning Resources

June 08, 2020 With the summer recess period just around the corner, DoDEA is launching a web-based Summer Learning Program intended to keep K-8 students and their parents connected, active, and engaged in learning.
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New Principal Named at Fort Campbell High School

New Principal Named at Fort Campbell High School

June 01, 2020 Dr. Christy Huddleston, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Southeast District Superintendent, has selected Dr. Thomas Whittle as the new Fort Campbell High School principal at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Graduation Plan for SHAPE American High School 2020

Graduation Plan for SHAPE American High School 2020

June 01, 2020 Drive-in Ceremony on Friday, June 12, 2020 1830 hours (may be adjusted due to daylight considerations)
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Graduation Plans for Ansbach High School

Graduation Plans for Ansbach High School

June 01, 2020 Ansbach MHS will hold a hybrid graduation ceremony. The school prerecorded a standard graduation and will stream the graduation ceremony video at 1800 on June 2nd
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Pacific Region Athlete of the Year

Pacific Region Athlete of the Year

May 31, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity – Pacific Region is pleased to announce the award recipients for Pacific Athlete of the Year, seniors Hanokheliyahu (Hanoke) Gailson and Madelyn Gallo, who attend Nile C. Kinnick High School
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Dr. Youlanda Washington says goodbye to DoDEA

Dr. Youlanda Washington says goodbye to DoDEA

May 29, 2020 Dr. Youlanda Washington retires after serving more than 43 years in Education.
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DoDEA Pacific Region Office awarded CFC-O Platinum Award

DoDEA Pacific Region Office awarded CFC-O Platinum Award

May 29, 2020 The DoDEA Pacific Region Office, located at Torii Station in Okinawa, Japan, was recently awarded the 2019 Combined Federal Campaign - Overseas Platinum Award.
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2020 Graduation Plan for Vilseck HS

2020 Graduation Plan for Vilseck HS

May 28, 2020 Virtual Graduation on June 6, 2020 - In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.
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Lakenheath HS Graduation Plans 2020

Lakenheath HS Graduation Plans 2020

May 28, 2020 In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 High School seniors.
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New Assistant Principal named at Maxwell Elementary Middle School

New Assistant Principal named at Maxwell Elementary Middle School

May 27, 2020 Dr. Lisa B. Coleman, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Georgia/Alabama Community Superintendent, has selected Ms. Jamie Pittman as the assistant principal of Maxwell Elementary/Middle at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama
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Spangdahlem HS 2020 Graduation Plan

Spangdahlem HS 2020 Graduation Plan

May 27, 2020 Drive-In Commencement ceremony on June 6, 2020 to honour our Seniors
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2020 Graduation Plans for Kaiserslautern HS

2020 Graduation Plans for Kaiserslautern HS

May 26, 2020 In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plan for our 2020 high school seniors. Please feel free to reach out to the DoDEA contact above with any questions or to volunteer.
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Ramstein HS Graduation Plan 2020

Ramstein HS Graduation Plan 2020

May 26, 2020 In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.
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Brussels EHS Graduation Plan 2020

Brussels EHS Graduation Plan 2020

May 26, 2020 In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.
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Hohenfels MHS Graduation Plan 2020

Hohenfels MHS Graduation Plan 2020

May 26, 2020 In direct and close coordination with our local military partners, the decision was made to execute the following graduation plans for our 2020 high school seniors.
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Guam High School places first in eCYBERMISSION

Guam High School places first in eCYBERMISSION

May 19, 2020 Guam High School recently placed first for the territory of Guam in eCYBERMISSION, a web-based science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) competition for students in grades six through nine.
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DoDEA Pacific Announces Publication of SUN 46

DoDEA Pacific Announces Publication of SUN 46

May 18, 2020 Pacific is proud to announce the publication of this year’s edition of the SUN, a collection of literary works, musical compositions, photography, and visual art work. SUN 46 presents the accomplishments of both students and staff from our schools in Japan, Korea, Okinawa, and Guam.
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Graduation Plans for Bahrain Middle High School

Graduation Plans for Bahrain Middle High School

May 18, 2020 Virtual Graduation Plans for Bahrain MHS for School on June 7, 2020 at 6pm
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DoDEA Students Included Among Seniors Honored in Saturday’s Broadcast of America Honors the High School Class of 2020

DoDEA Students Included Among Seniors Honored in Saturday’s Broadcast of America Honors the High School Class of 2020

May 15, 2020 The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and XQ Institute have partnered in support of Graduate Together: America Honors the High School Class of 2020, a one-hour, commercial-free primetime graduation special to be broadcast on Saturday, May 16.
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Josh Adams Named New Kentucky Community Superintendent

Josh Adams Named New Kentucky Community Superintendent

May 14, 2020 Dr. Christy Huddleston, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Southeast District Superintendent, has named Mr. Josh Adams as the Kentucky Community Superintendent.
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Graduation Plans for Wiesbaden High School

Graduation Plans for Wiesbaden High School

May 14, 2020 Web-based platform Graduation - Clay Kaserne Airfield, Wiesbaden, Germany and live streamed via DVIDS (Defense Visual Information Distribution System). On 5 June 2020 at 1500
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DoDEA Announces 2020 Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise Recipient

DoDEA Announces 2020 Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise Recipient

May 12, 2020 Ms. Chanelle Reese, a fifth-grade teacher at Tarawa Terrace Elementary School on Camp Lejeune, NC, has been selected as the Department of Defense Education Activity’s 2020 Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise.
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Stowers ES Gets New Principal for Upcoming School Year

Stowers ES Gets New Principal for Upcoming School Year

May 11, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Georgia/Alabama Community Superintendent, Dr. Lisa B. Coleman, announced Dr. Amy D. Dilmar as the new Stowers Elementary School principal at Fort Benning, Georgia for the upcoming school year.
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DoDEA Americas Schools Will Continue With Digital Learning until the End of the School Year

DoDEA Americas Schools Will Continue With Digital Learning until the End of the School Year

May 01, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region in direct and close coordination with our senior military partners decided to continue digital teaching and learning and keep school buildings closed to students for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year in all DoDEA schools across the Americas.
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DoDEA Europe School Status

DoDEA Europe School Status

May 01, 2020 In direct and close coordination with our senior military partners, the decision was made to keep school buildings closed to students for the remainder of the 2019/2020 school year and to maintain digital teaching and learning in all DoDEA schools across Europe.
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Marshall Selected as 2020 DoDEA Principal of the Year

Marshall Selected as 2020 DoDEA Principal of the Year

April 23, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Dr. Terri Marshall, the DoDEA Virtual High School principal, has been selected as the 2020 DoDEA Principal of the Year.
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New Assistant Principal named at Fort Campbell’s Marshall Elementary School

New Assistant Principal named at Fort Campbell’s Marshall Elementary School

April 22, 2020 Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Kentucky Community Superintendent, has selected Ms. Jacqueline Williams as the assistant principal of Marshall Elementary School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Ms. Sylvia “Missy” Gingrich Selected as Chief of Staff, Pacific East District

Ms. Sylvia “Missy” Gingrich Selected as Chief of Staff, Pacific East District

April 12, 2020 Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Sylvia “Missy” Gingrich as the Chief of Staff, DoDEA Pacific East District Office located at Yokota Air Base, Japan. Ms. Gingrich will assume her duties on April 13, 2020.
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Congratulations to the DoDEA Pacific 2021 District Teachers of the Year

Congratulations to the DoDEA Pacific 2021 District Teachers of the Year

April 12, 2020 DoDEA Pacific announces the 2021 District Teachers of the Year for the Pacific East, Pacific South, and Pacific West districts. Congratulations to these three educators, who, along with five other educators, are now in the running for DoDEA Teacher of the Year.
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DoDEA Pacific offers Grab-and-Go meals for students

DoDEA Pacific offers Grab-and-Go meals for students

April 02, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Region will continue to provide meals to students through its Grab-and-Go meal program during the temporary closure of school facilities.
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Michael Pope named one of top 50 finalists for Global Teacher Prize

Michael Pope named one of top 50 finalists for Global Teacher Prize

March 26, 2020 Michael Pope, seventh grade STEM teacher with Zama American Middle High School in Japan, has been named one of 50 finalists to receive the Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize. Now in its sixth year, the $1 million award is the largest prize of its kind.
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DoDEA Americas Teacher Nominated for the MacGregor Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Americas Teacher Nominated for the MacGregor Teacher of the Year

March 25, 2020 A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region teacher was nominated for the Hannah E. (Liz) MacGregor Teacher of the Year award sponsored by the former National History Day (NHD) Board of Trustees President, Dr. James F. Harris.
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DoDEA Europe School Status Update

DoDEA Europe School Status Update

March 20, 2020 As of Friday, 20 March 2020, all DoDEA schools across Europe are closed to students until further notice.
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DoDEA Pacific Status of Far East Events

DoDEA Pacific Status of Far East Events

March 20, 2020 Out of an abundance of caution and after reviewing all possible options, DoDEA Pacific has determined that it is in the best interests of our students and staff to cancel or modify several events for the spring semester, particularly those that involve student travel.
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DoDEA Pacific to temporarily close schools to students in mainland Japan and Okinawa

DoDEA Pacific to temporarily close schools to students in mainland Japan and Okinawa

March 19, 2020 In order to enhance mitigation efforts designed to protect students and staff from the spread of COVID-19, the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific will temporarily close DoDEA Pacific district schools to students March 23 - April 3. Schools will reopen following spring break on Monday, April 13.
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DoDEA Schools in Guam to Close Until Further Notice

DoDEA Schools in Guam to Close Until Further Notice

March 17, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific South District, in coordination with Joint Region Marianas (JRM), installation commanders, and DoD public health officials, will close DoDEA-Guam schools to students starting March 18, until further notice.
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Patrick Buckley selected as the 2020 Pacific Principal Of The Year

Patrick Buckley selected as the 2020 Pacific Principal Of The Year

March 12, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific region is pleased to announce Patrick Buckley, principal of Sollars Elementary School in Misawa, Japan, as the 2020 DoDEA Pacific Principal of the Year.
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DoDEA Americas Announces 2020 Region Principal of the Year

DoDEA Americas Announces 2020 Region Principal of the Year

March 11, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region proudly announces that Dr. Terri Marshall, the DoDEA Virtual High School (DVHS) principal, located at Marine Corps Base Quantico, as the 2020 DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year.
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Quantico Teacher Selected as the 2021 DoDEA Americas Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year

Quantico Teacher Selected as the 2021 DoDEA Americas Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year

March 11, 2020 Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent is pleased to announce Ms. Victoria Russ as the 2021 DoDEA Americas Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year.
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DoDEA Americas Student Named 2020 Marine Corps Military Child of the Year

DoDEA Americas Student Named 2020 Marine Corps Military Child of the Year

March 11, 2020 A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region student is named as the 2020 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year as part of Operation Homefront’s 2020 Military Child of the Year Award program.
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Brian Durrant Selected as OSHNA School Nurse of the Year

Brian Durrant Selected as OSHNA School Nurse of the Year

March 11, 2020 The Overseas School Health Nurses Association (OSHNA) is proud to announce that Brian Durrant has been selected as its 2020 School Nurse of the Year.
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Rezone of Schools in Okinawa for School Year 20-21

Rezone of Schools in Okinawa for School Year 20-21

February 27, 2020 Families who live in Sunabe will need to register students at the schools where they now be attending based on school zone changes. Students who live in Sunabe will attend Lester Middle School for grades 6-8 and Kubasaki High School for grades 9-12. If you are unsure of your attendance area, please check with district registrar at 634-8995. Our staff will be there to support students through the required shifts.
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Mr. Radley Ramirez Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe East District Teacher of the Year

Mr. Radley Ramirez Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe East District Teacher of the Year

February 24, 2020 Radley Ramirez was announced today as the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe East District Teacher of the Year. Mr. Ramirez is an Educational Technologist who serves and supports the students and teachers at Baumholder Middle High School.
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Ms. Caletha Ellis Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe West District Teacher of the Year

Ms. Caletha Ellis Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe West District Teacher of the Year

February 24, 2020 Caletha Ellis was announced today as the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe West District Teacher of the Year. Ms. Garrison teaches mixed grade levels (9-12) at Lakenheath High School in the United Kingdom. Her current teaching assignment includes AP U.S. History, Psychology, Sociology, & U.S. History.
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USAREUR Coronavirus message

USAREUR Coronavirus message

February 24, 2020 A cluster of coronavirus cases in a small town in Lombardy, Italy, was first identified on Thursday, February 20, and the number of cases has risen steadily.
Ms. Lachanda Garrison Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe South District Teacher of the Year

Ms. Lachanda Garrison Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe South District Teacher of the Year

February 23, 2020 Lachanda Garrison was announced today as the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) 2021 Europe South District Teacher of the Year. Ms. Garrison teaches 2nd Grade at Bahrain Elementary School in Manama, Bahrain. She has 13 years of experience teaching with DoDEA, including 1st and 3rd grades, multi-age grades, and as an instructional coach in elementary mathematics and literacy.
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DoDEA Americas Dedicates Pierce Terrace Elementary School

February 20, 2020 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region hosted a school dedication for Pierce Terrace Elementary School at Fort Jackson today.
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North Carolina Governor Recognizes Fort Bragg Teacher

February 19, 2020 The North Carolina governor recognized a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region teacher from Fort Bragg Feb. 11.
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Fort Benning Teacher Selected as the 2021 DoDEA Americas Southeast District Teacher of the Year

February 19, 2020 Dr. Christy Huddleston, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Southeast District Superintendent and Dr. Lisa B. Coleman, the Georgia/Alabama Community Superintendent are pleased to announce Ms. Trinna Freeman as the 2021 DoDEA Americas Southeast District Teacher of the Year.
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The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Amanda McDonald– New Assistant Principal: Kadena Elementary

The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Amanda McDonald– New Assistant Principal: Kadena Elementary

February 18, 2020 The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Amanda McDonald– New Assistant Principal: Kadena Elementary School
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The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Heather Weiland – New Assistant Principal: Bob Hope Primary.

The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Heather Weiland – New Assistant Principal: Bob Hope Primary.

February 18, 2020 The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Heather Weiland – New Assistant Principal: Bob Hope Primary School.
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The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Dawn M. Pilon – New Assistant Principal: Kubasaki HS

The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Dawn M. Pilon – New Assistant Principal: Kubasaki HS

February 18, 2020 The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Dawn M. Pilon – New Assistant Principal: Kubasaki High School
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New Principal named at Murray Elementary School

New Principal named at Murray Elementary School

February 14, 2020 Ft Stewart/South Carolina Community Superintendent selects Ms. Andrea Marr as principal for Charles P. Murray Elementary School.
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DoDEA provides English language training to Japanese teachers in Okinawa

DoDEA provides English language training to Japanese teachers in Okinawa

February 07, 2020 Through a partnership with DoDEA, the U.S. State Department, and the Okinawa Liaison Office of Ministry of Foreign Affairs, DoDEA hosted an English language program for Japanese elementary school teachers in Okinawa, Japan.
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College Board Recognizes DoDEA Americas Counselor

College Board Recognizes DoDEA Americas Counselor

February 06, 2020 A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas counselor was recognized by College Board during the 2020 National School Counseling Week.
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Camp Lejeune Students Military Child of Year Semifinalists

Camp Lejeune Students Military Child of Year Semifinalists

January 24, 2020 Six students attending the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region schools have advanced as semifinalists in Operation Homefront’s 2020 Military Child of the Year Award program.
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Gordon Harmon Named New HR Director

January 09, 2020 Mr. Gordon Harmon has been selected as DoDEA’s director of human resources (HR). Harmon assumes the new position after serving as the acting HR director since July 2019. Prior to this assignment, he served as the HR special assistant to the HR director.
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