For Immediate Release — August 13, 2018 | Europe
Will Griffin: DoDEA Europe Public Affairs | DSN (314) 545-1511; Comm +49 (0)611 143 5451511
SEMBACH, GERMANY — August 13, 2018 — The National Parent Teacher Association announced that five Department of Defense Education Activity Europe schools have been named a 2018-2020 National PTA School of Excellence. National PTA’s School of Excellence program supports and celebrates partnerships between PTAs and schools that work to improve the educational experience and school environment for every child. The schools are:
"We are very proud of the incredible partnerships in these five communities," said Dr. Dell McMullen, DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence. "Students are at the heart of everything we do and their successes are the result of a team effort between educators and parents."
Through the National PTA School of Excellence program, PTAs partner with their schools to examine how families feel the school measures up to the research-based indicators of the National Standards for Family-School Partnerships. PTAs and schools then work together to address barriers and create new ways for families to support student success.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-age children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Agencies throughout the United States that serve children of military families.