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Releases for 2021

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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DoDEA Announces 2022 Teacher of the Year
DoDEA Announces 2022 Teacher of the Year
June 07, 2021 Daegu Elementary School teacher Ms. Rachel Guilfoyle has been selected as the 2022 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year.
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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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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
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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