Department of Defense Education Activity

2021 Press Releases

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Ms. Erin Grazak selected as Pacific East District Chief of Staff Yokota Air Base, Yokota, Japan

Ms. Erin Grazak selected as Pacific East District Chief of Staff Yokota Air Base, Yokota, Japan

December 16, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Erin Grazak as the district’s Chief of Staff.
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DoDEA Pacific announces Pacific West District Acting Superintendent

DoDEA Pacific announces Pacific West District Acting Superintendent

December 15, 2021 Ms. Lois Rapp, DoDEA Pacific Director for Student Excellence, is pleased to appoint Dr. Christopher Marczak as Acting Superintendent of the Pacific West District, effective January 18, 2022
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Worford Selected as DoDEA Superintendent, Mid-Atlantic District

Worford Selected as DoDEA Superintendent, Mid-Atlantic District

December 15, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady announced today that Mr. Kent Worford has been selected as the new DoDEA Superintendent for the Mid-Atlantic District.
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Wing Selected as DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Wing Selected as DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

December 08, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady announced today that Ms. Kelisa Wing has been selected as the new DoDEA Chief of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
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Donato Cuadrado Retires After 36 Years as an Educator

Donato Cuadrado Retires After 36 Years as an Educator

December 07, 2021 Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity Mid-Atlantic District superintendent, will retire Dec. 31, after working as an educator for 36 years, 33 of them in service to military children.
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DoDEA-Europe West District Earns 2021 ‘System of Distinction Award’

DoDEA-Europe West District Earns 2021 ‘System of Distinction Award’

December 01, 2021 DoDEA-Europe West District was 1 of 80 institutes out of 1,233 Engagement Reviews conducted in 2020-2021 recently recognized with a 2021 Cognia System of Distinction Award. The award recognizes the district’s pursuit of continuous improvement demonstrated during their 2020–21 Accreditation Engagement Review. 
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Howard-Brahaney Selected as DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence

Howard-Brahaney Selected as DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence

November 29, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady has named Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney as the DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence, effective December 19, 2021. She will be responsible for DoDEA’s 64 schools and nearly 4,000 employees that serve 25,000 military-connected students across Europe. The selection was made through a competitive process.
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Arrington Selected as DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent

Arrington Selected as DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent

November 29, 2021 DoDEA Director Tom Brady has named Dr. Jeff Arrington as the DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent. He will be responsible for DoDEA’s 16 schools and approximately 5,675 students across 4 countries in the Europe South District.
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DoDEA Pacific Announces Pacific South District (Okinawa) Acting Superintendent, Acting Community Superintendent

DoDEA Pacific Announces Pacific South District (Okinawa) Acting Superintendent, Acting Community Superintendent

November 22, 2021 DoDEA Pacific Announces Pacific South District (Okinawa) Acting Superintendent, Acting Community Superintendent Dr. Jacqueline Ferguson and Ms. Kathleen Smith
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DoDEA Pacific announces 2021-22 virtual Far East Drill Meet results

DoDEA Pacific announces 2021-22 virtual Far East Drill Meet results

November 22, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Drill Meet.
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Mrs. Jenaya Parris Selected as Principal Mendel Elementary School, Yokota Air Base, Yokota, Japan

Mrs. Jenaya Parris Selected as Principal Mendel Elementary School, Yokota Air Base, Yokota, Japan

November 18, 2021 Mrs. Jenaya Parris Selected as Principal Mendel ES Yokota Air Base, Yokota, Japan
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Todd Carver selected as Principal for Bitz IS

Todd Carver selected as Principal for Bitz IS

November 10, 2021 Ryan Smith, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for Camp Lejeune, is pleased to announce Todd Carver as the new principal for Bitz Intermediate School at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Carver will assume his duties in mid-December.
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DoDEA Pacific Announces 2021-22 Winter Athletics, Far East Academics Plans for Pacific East and West Districts

DoDEA Pacific Announces 2021-22 Winter Athletics, Far East Academics Plans for Pacific East and West Districts

October 31, 2021 DoDEA Pacific Announces 2021-2022 Winter Athletics, Far East Academics Plans for All Districts
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DoDEA Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Military-Connected Students

DoDEA Celebrates 75 Years of Excellence in Teaching and Learning for Military-Connected Students

October 10, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) celebrates its 75th anniversary during the 2021-2022 School Year, continuing a tradition of excellence in education that began on October 14, 1946.
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Leigh Johnson Selected As Europe West District Chief of Staff

Leigh Johnson Selected As Europe West District Chief of Staff

October 06, 2021 Mr. Kent Worford, DoDEA Europe West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Leigh Johnson as the new Europe West Chief of Staff
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DoDEA Celebrates New, Modern School  and 90 Years of Education at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

DoDEA Celebrates New, Modern School and 90 Years of Education at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

September 30, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity will celebrate a new school at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on October 7.
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DoDEA 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalists

DoDEA 2022 National Merit® Scholarship Program Semifinalists

September 23, 2021 Five Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were named among 2022 National Merit Scholarship Program Semifinalists this year by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).
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Three DoDEA Schools recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

Three DoDEA Schools recognized as 2021 National Blue Ribbon Schools

September 22, 2021 The U.S. Department of Education recognized 325 schools as National Blue Ribbon Schools for 2021. The recognition is based on a school’s overall academic performance or progress in closing achievement gaps among student subgroups.
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Jimmy Journey Retires After 32 Years of Service to Military-connected Students

Jimmy Journey Retires After 32 Years of Service to Military-connected Students

September 15, 2021 Mr. Jimmy Journey, District Superintendent for DoDEA Pacific South, will retire on December 30, 2021, after 32 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
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Mrs. Hoai-My T. Winder Selected as Acting Principal Yokota West Elementary School

Mrs. Hoai-My T. Winder Selected as Acting Principal Yokota West Elementary School

September 14, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Hoai-My T. Winder as Acting Principal for Yokota West Elementary School.
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Angelo Barcinas selected as Principal for West Point ES

Angelo Barcinas selected as Principal for West Point ES

September 09, 2021 Helen Balilo, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for New York and Virginia, is pleased to announce Angelo Barcinas as the new principal for West Point Elementary School at West Point, New York.
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DoDEA Celebrates New Modern School at West Point

DoDEA Celebrates New Modern School at West Point

August 26, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity will celebrate a new elementary school at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, New York on September 1.
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Jared Collins selected as Principal for Antilles MS

Jared Collins selected as Principal for Antilles MS

August 25, 2021 Dr. Jacob Sherwood, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for Fort Buchanan and Ramey, is pleased to announce Jared Collins as the new principal for Antilles Middle School at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.
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Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and DoDEA partner to bring unique cultural and educational exchange opportunities to Japanese and American students

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

August 23, 2021 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 continue building upon a partnership which allows local Japanese students and DoDEA students to participate in educational and cultural exchanges.
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Dr. John Rivers Selected as Acting Assistant Principal Iwakuni and MC Perry Elementary Schools, Iwakuni, Japan

Dr. John Rivers Selected as Acting Assistant Principal Iwakuni and MC Perry Elementary Schools, Iwakuni, Japan

August 23, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. John Rivers as the Acting Assistant Principal for the Iwakuni and MC Perry Elementary Schools.
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Fort Knox to Build Another Modern School

Fort Knox to Build Another Modern School

August 17, 2021 Fort Knox is getting a new school! The Department of Defense Education Activity will replace its 63-year-old Van Voorhis Elementary School with a state-of-the-art, 21st-century school.
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Brad Burgess selected as Principal for Shughart Middle School at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

Brad Burgess selected as Principal for Shughart Middle School at Ft. Bragg, North Carolina

August 16, 2021 Kathy Downs, the Department of Defense Education Activity community superintendent for Fort Bragg and Cuba, is pleased to announce Brad Burgess as the new principal for Shughart Middle School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.
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Ms. Deborah Connolly Selected as Assistant Principal Yokosuka Middle School

Ms. Deborah Connolly Selected as Assistant Principal Yokosuka Middle School

August 13, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Deborah Connolly as Assistant Principal for Yokosuka Middle School.
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Free Meals For Students Though June 2022 - DoDEA Americas Served 4 Million Meals During Pandemic

August 11, 2021 The U.S. Department of Agriculture says student meals are free through June 2022. DoDEA Americas served 4 million meals during pandemic
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Andrea Marr named Principal at Fort Campbell High School

Andrea Marr named Principal at Fort Campbell High School

August 10, 2021 Joshua Adams, the Department of Defense Education Activity Kentucky community superintendent, announces Andrea Marr as the new principal for Fort Campbell High School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.
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Ryan Smith selected as  Community Superintendent for Camp Lejeune

Ryan Smith selected as Community Superintendent for Camp Lejeune

August 09, 2021 Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity mid-Atlantic district superintendent, is pleased to announce Ryan Smith as the new community superintendent for Camp Lejeune, North Carolina.
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Mr. Jason L. Goodwin Selected as Assistant Principal Yokota High School

Mr. Jason L. Goodwin Selected as Assistant Principal Yokota High School

August 05, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. James Goodwin as Assistant Principal at Yokota High School.
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Ms. Amy Phillips Selected as Assistant Principal Sollars Elementary School

Ms. Amy Phillips Selected as Assistant Principal Sollars Elementary School

August 05, 2021 Dr. Judith Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Amy Phillips as assistant principal of Sollars Elementary School, located at Misawa Air Base, Misawa, Japan.
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Fall Sports/Activities for SY 21-22

Fall Sports/Activities for SY 21-22

August 05, 2021 Fall Sports/Activities for SY 21-22 for DoDEA Europe Schools
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Welcome Back, DoDEA Students and Families

Welcome Back, DoDEA Students and Families

August 02, 2021 Nearly 19,000 students are headed back to schools at the Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity in the Americas.
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Ms. Mary F. Fisk Selected as Principal Ikego Elementary School

Ms. Mary F. Fisk Selected as Principal Ikego Elementary School

July 29, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mary Fisk as Principal for Ikego Elementary School.
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Mr. Scott Tefft selected as Principal of Bechtel Elementary School

Mr. Scott Tefft selected as Principal of Bechtel Elementary School

July 27, 2021 DoDEA Pacific South District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Scott Tefft as principal of Bechtel Elementary School, located in Okinawa, Japan.
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DoDEA Pacific announces 2021-22 athletics, Far East academics plans for Pacific East and West districts

DoDEA Pacific announces 2021-22 athletics, Far East academics plans for Pacific East and West districts

July 16, 2021 DoDEA Pacific Region coordinates with military installation commands and public health officials in preparation for 2021-22 Far East academics and athletics.
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Lashaunda Norman, Ph.D. selected as Principal of Iwakuni Elementary School

Lashaunda Norman, Ph.D. selected as Principal of Iwakuni Elementary School

July 09, 2021 Dr. Judith Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, announced the selection of Dr. Lashaunda Norman as principal of Iwakuni Elementary School.
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Ms. Hilary Simmons Selected as Principal Yokota Middle School

Ms. Hilary Simmons Selected as Principal Yokota Middle School

July 09, 2021 Dr. Judith Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Hilary Simmons as principal of Yokota Middle School, located at Yokota Air Base, Japan.
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Ms. Mary Mullins selected as Principal of Matthew C. Perry Elementary School

Ms. Mary Mullins selected as Principal of Matthew C. Perry Elementary School

July 09, 2021 Dr. Judith Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Mary Mullins as principal of Matthew C. Perry Elementary School, located at Marine Corps
Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.

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Mr. Jason Sheedy selected as Principal of Edgren Middle High School

Mr. Jason Sheedy selected as Principal of Edgren Middle High School

June 24, 2021 Dr. Judith Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jason Sheedy as principal of Edgren Middle High School, located at Misawa Air Base, Misawa, Japan.
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DoDEA Pacific jumpstarts success with summer learning

DoDEA Pacific jumpstarts success with summer learning

June 24, 2021 DoDEA Pacific welcomed more than 2,500 students back to school June 15 as the three-week Jumpstart to Success Summer Program launched across the region.
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Todd Cobb Named DoDEA History Teacher Of The Year

Todd Cobb Named DoDEA History Teacher Of The Year

June 17, 2021 Todd Cobb, a teacher at Ramey School in Puerto Rico, has been named the Department of Defense Education Activity History Teacher of the Year, an award presented annually by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.
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Ms. Latressa (Renée) Cobb Selected as Principal Matthew C. Perry High School

Ms. Latressa (Renée) Cobb Selected as Principal Matthew C. Perry High School

June 10, 2021 Dr. Judith J. Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Latressa T. (Renée) Cobb as principal of Matthew C. Perry High School, located at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Iwakuni, Japan.
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Mark Villarreal Announced as Sigonella MHS Principal

Mark Villarreal Announced as Sigonella MHS Principal

June 08, 2021 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Mark Villarreal as Principal for Sigonella Middle High School.
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Todd Curkendall Retires After 29 Years of Service

Todd Curkendall Retires After 29 Years of Service

June 07, 2021 Todd Curkendall, community superintendent for Camp Lejeune, will retire Wednesday, June 30, after 29 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity.
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Dr. Tynia Hopkins announced as Assistant Principal for Naples ES

Dr. Tynia Hopkins announced as Assistant Principal for Naples ES

June 07, 2021 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Tynia Hopkins as Assistant Principal for Naples Elementary School.
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DODEA Pacific East Selects Dr. Rebecca Villagomez as Principal for Yokota High School.

DODEA Pacific East Selects Dr. Rebecca Villagomez as Principal for Yokota High School.

June 06, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Rebecca Villagomez as Principal for Yokota High School.
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Maxwell hosts first DoDEA pilot program, opens application for off-base children

Maxwell hosts first DoDEA pilot program, opens application for off-base children

June 03, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity approved Maxwell Elementary Middle School as the first site for a four-year pilot program to open enrollment to children of full-time, active duty military living off base.
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DoDEA 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Recipients

DoDEA 2021 National Merit® Scholarship Recipients

June 02, 2021 The National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC) announced scholarship winners in the 66th annual National Merit Scholarship Program. Among the selectees are three DoDEA Scholarship recipients.
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Ramey Student Named Presidential Scholar

Ramey Student Named Presidential Scholar

June 01, 2021 Nicolas Taj Proskauer Valerio, a student of Ramey School in Puerto Rico, has been named a U.S Presidential Scholar in Career and Technical Education. The U.S. Presidential Scholars Program is one of the nation's highest honors for high school students.
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St Jean named 2021 Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise

St Jean named 2021 Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise

May 27, 2021 DoDEA-Europe’s Neissa St Jean has been selected as DoDEA’s inaugural Dr. Linda L. Curtis Educator of Promise. St Jean is a fourth-grade teacher at Ramstein Intermediate School in Ramstein, Germany, with over 14 years of teaching experience.
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Lorien Gustafson selected as AP for Lejeune HS

Lorien Gustafson selected as AP for Lejeune HS

May 25, 2021 Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity Mid-Atlantic District superintendent, is pleased to announce Lorien Gustafson as the new assistant principal of Lejeune High School at Camp Lejeune, NC.
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DoDEA Pacific announces Virtual Far East Marksmanship Results

DoDEA Pacific announces Virtual Far East Marksmanship Results

May 17, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Marksmanship Match.
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Four DoDEA Educators Selected for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

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

May 13, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity is pleased to announce the DoDEA State Selection Committee for the 2021 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) Program has selected four state-level finalists for 7-12th grade teachers of science and mathematics
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DoDEA-Europe’s Charlotte Geehreng Selected as OSHNA’s  2021 School Nurse of the Year

DoDEA-Europe’s Charlotte Geehreng Selected as OSHNA’s 2021 School Nurse of the Year

May 13, 2021 DoDEA-Europe’s Charlotte Geehreng has been selected as Overseas School Health Nurses Association (OSHNA) 2021 Nurse of the Year.As the nurse at DoDEA's Brussels American School (BAS) in Brussels, Belgium, Ms. Geehreng has provided care for students from pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade students at BAS for the last three years.
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DoDEA Pacific South announces renaming of Bob Hope Primary School

DoDEA Pacific South announces renaming of Bob Hope Primary School

May 08, 2021 DoDEA Pacific South is pleased to announce Bob Hope Primary School will be renamed and known as Ralph F. Stearley Primary School beginning with the 2021-22 school year.
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Strait selected as 2021 DoDEA Principal of the Year

Strait selected as 2021 DoDEA Principal of the Year

April 19, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces Mr. James Strait, Kubasaki High School principal, has been selected as the 2021 DoDEA Principal of the Year.
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Mr. David Ballesteros-Burkett Announced as Principal of Lakenheath ES

Mr. David Ballesteros-Burkett Announced as Principal of Lakenheath ES

April 12, 2021 RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom – April 12, 2021 - Mr. Kent Worford, Superintendent Europe West District announces that Mr. David Ballesteros-Burkett has been selected as Principal for Lakenheath Elementary School, RAF Lakenheath, United Kingdom.
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Mrs. Bernadine “Bernie” Camuso as Assistant Principal for Bahrain Middle High School (MHS)

Mrs. Bernadine “Bernie” Camuso as Assistant Principal for Bahrain Middle High School (MHS)

April 08, 2021 Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mrs. Bernadine “Bernie” Camuso as Assistant Principal for Bahrain Middle High School (MHS).
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Dr. Justin Treisch Selected as Principal Mendel Elementary School

Dr. Justin Treisch Selected as Principal Mendel Elementary School

April 06, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Justin Treisch as Principal for Mendel Elementary School.
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DoDEA Pacific South announces opening of Bob Hope Elementary closure of Stearley Heights Elementary

DoDEA Pacific South announces opening of Bob Hope Elementary closure of Stearley Heights Elementary

April 05, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific South District will open a brand-new, 21st century elementary school on Kadena Air Base for the 2021-22 school year.
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Ms. Jessica Mitchell selected as DoDEA Europe West District 2022 Teacher of the Year

Ms. Jessica Mitchell selected as DoDEA Europe West District 2022 Teacher of the Year

April 01, 2021 Congratulations to Jessica Mitchell selected as DoDEA Europe West District 2022 Teacher of the Year
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Air Force JROTC students land Flight Academy scholarships

Air Force JROTC students land Flight Academy scholarships

March 30, 2021 Pacific Air Force JROTC cadets Tiffany Eddy, of Yokota High School, and Aiden Toole, of Kadena High School have received scholarships to participate in the Air Force JROTC Flight Academy Chief of Staff Private Pilot Scholarship program.
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Osan Middle High School AFJROTC students earn scholarships

Osan Middle High School AFJROTC students earn scholarships

March 18, 2021 Osan Middle High School Air Force JROTC students earn scholarships
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DoDEA Students Selected for US Senate Youth Program

DoDEA Students Selected for US Senate Youth Program

March 12, 2021 The United States Senate Youth Program has announced that DoDEA-Europe high school students Mr. Caden Richard Burkman and Ms. Amanda Marie Wills will represent DoDEA during the 59th annual USSYP Washington Week, to be held March 14-17, 2021.
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Kapiko-Faulkner Selected as DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year

Kapiko-Faulkner Selected as DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year

March 09, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region is pleased to announce Leigh Anne Kapiko Faulkner, principal of Tarawa Terrace Elementary School on Camp Lejeune, NC, as the 2021 DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year.
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DoDEA Pacific East world language learners engage in virtual exchange

DoDEA Pacific East world language learners engage in virtual exchange

March 07, 2021 DoDEA Pacific East world language learners engage in virtual exchange. Yokota Middle School students in Mr. Anjo’s Japanese II class recently took part in a virtual exchange program
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Ms. Allison Peltz Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe Principal of the Year

Ms. Allison Peltz Selected as 2021 DoDEA Europe Principal of the Year

March 05, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) – Europe proudly announces that Vicenza Elementary School Principal, Ms. Allison L. Peltz, has been selected as the 2021 DoDEA-Europe Principal of the Year.
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DoDEA Pacific announces 2022 District Teachers of the Year

DoDEA Pacific announces 2022 District Teachers of the Year

March 02, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific region is pleased to announce the 2022 District Teachers of the Year for the Pacific East, Pacific South, and Pacific West districts. As District Teacher of the Year, each of the below selectees is now the running for DoDEA’s 2022 Teacher of the Year.
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James Strait selected as 2021 DoDEA Pacific Principal of the Year

James Strait selected as 2021 DoDEA Pacific Principal of the Year

March 01, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific region is pleased to announce Mr. James Strait, principal of Kubasaki High School School in Okinawa, Japan, as the 2021 DoDEA Pacific Principal of the Year.
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The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Lorri Vallone – Principal of the NEW Bob Hope Elementary School

The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Lorri Vallone – Principal of the NEW Bob Hope Elementary School

February 24, 2021 The Pacific South DSO would like to introduce Ms. Lorri Vallone as the Principal of the NEW Bob Hope Elementary School.
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Two DoDEA Students Among National Merit Scholarship Finalists

February 23, 2021 Of the four million students expected to graduate high school this year, nation-wide, only about 10,000 will qualify for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSC). This year, two of these students hail from Stuttgart High School.
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Ms. Cheryl Williams Selected as DoDEA Europe South District 2022 Teacher of the Year

Ms. Cheryl Williams Selected as DoDEA Europe South District 2022 Teacher of the Year

February 22, 2021 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Europe South Superintendent, Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney announced the selection of Cheryl Williams as the DoDEA Europe South District 2022 Teacher of the Year.
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The Pacific South DSO is pleased to introduce Mr. Kerwin Jones – Interim Principal of Zukeran Elementary School

The Pacific South DSO is pleased to introduce Mr. Kerwin Jones – Interim Principal of Zukeran Elementary School

February 18, 2021 The Pacific South DSO is pleased to introduce Mr. Kerwin Jones as the Interim Principal of Zukeran Elementary School
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Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Return to In-Person Instruction on Monday, February 22nd

Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Return to In-Person Instruction on Monday, February 22nd

February 18, 2021 In coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany – with the exception of Baumholder-area schools – will return to in-person instruction on Monday, February 22nd, 2021.
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DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction  through Friday, February 19th

DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction through Friday, February 19th

February 11, 2021 In accordance with host nation guidance and in coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany will remain in remote instruction through at least Friday, February 19th, 2021.
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DoDEA Announces Selection of New Communications Chief

DoDEA Announces Selection of New Communications Chief

February 09, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity announced today the selection of a new Communications Chief to oversee public affairs and related communications operations across the DoDEA enterprise. Mr. William J. Griffin (APR), a public relations professional with both military and civilian experience has been selected.
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Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoDEA postpone cultural and educational exchange camps at Sasebo, Iwakuni

Japan’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and DoDEA postpone cultural and educational exchange camps at Sasebo, Iwakuni

February 08, 2021 Due to the extended state of emergency in areas of mainland Japan, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan (MOFA) and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).
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Ms. Kira Hurst selected as Principal for Kinnick High School

Ms. Kira Hurst selected as Principal for Kinnick High School

February 08, 2021 Dr. Judy Allen, DoDEA Pacific East District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kira Hurst as Principal for Kinnick High School.
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Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction

Most DoDEA Schools in Germany to Remain in Remote Instruction

January 28, 2021 In accordance with host nation guidance and in coordination with military leadership and public health experts, all DoDEA schools in Germany - with the exception of the schools on Spangdahlem Air Base - will remain in remote instruction through at least Friday, February 12th, 2021.
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Mr. Craig Maxey selected as Principal for Ryukyu Middle School

Mr. Craig Maxey selected as Principal for Ryukyu Middle School

January 21, 2021 The Pacific South DSO is pleased to introduce Mr. Craig Maxey – New Principal of Ryukyu Middle School
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DoDEA-Europe Students to Participate in 2021 Inaugural (Virtual) Parade

DoDEA-Europe Students to Participate in 2021 Inaugural (Virtual) Parade

January 19, 2021 The 2021 Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC) has invited Sigonella Middle School (Sicily, Italy) students to represent DoDEA in a virtual parade, one of many Presidential Inauguration events.
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DoDEA Pacific announces virtual Far East Drill Meet results

DoDEA Pacific announces virtual Far East Drill Meet results

January 18, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Drill Meet.
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DoDEA Pacific announces Far East Virtual Cross Country Results

DoDEA Pacific announces Far East Virtual Cross Country Results

January 11, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Cross Country Championship.
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DoDEA Pacific announces Far East Cheer Competition Results

DoDEA Pacific announces Far East Cheer Competition Results

January 11, 2021 The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific Region is pleased to announce the results of the first-ever virtual Far East Cheer Competition
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DoDEA Announces 2021 Teacher of the Year

DoDEA Announces 2021 Teacher of the Year

January 05, 2021 Congratulations again to DoDEA's 2021 Teacher of the Year, Ms. Lachanda Garrison, 2nd grade teacher at Bahrain Elementary School, as we start off the new year!
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