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Releases for 2019

Yokota High School graduate among finalists for Boys & Girls Clubs of America top honor
Yokota High School graduate among finalists for Boys & Girls Clubs of America top honor
September 06, 2019 Isabella Mollison emerged as one of six teens from military installations worldwide to compete for the National Military Youth of the Year honor. The program is conducted annually to recognize outstanding teens served by BGCA-affiliated Youth Centers on U.S. military installations worldwide.
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DoDEA Pacific Holds 2019 Leadership Summit
DoDEA Pacific Holds 2019 Leadership Summit
August 26, 2019 The annual summit, facilitated by the Pacific Center for Instructional Leadership, brings together approximately 120 principals and administrators from across the region for just in time learning as well as provides an opportunity to network with and learn from each other.
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DoDEA Pacific Administrator receives prestigious Meritorious Civilian Service Award
DoDEA Pacific Administrator receives prestigious Meritorious Civilian Service Award
August 21, 2019 Dr. Judith Allen, the schools superintendent for the Pacific East District, was presented the Army Meritorious Civilian Service Award Aug. 1 for exemplary work over eight years with the Pacific West (Korea) District.
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Kathryn Downs Named Community Superintendent for Fort Bragg and Cuba
Kathryn Downs Named Community Superintendent for Fort Bragg and Cuba
August 16, 2019 Dr. Donato Cuadrado, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent, has named Mrs. Kathryn Downs as the Fort Bragg and Cuba Community Superintendent effective Sept. 1.
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Ms. Tiffiney Weddle selected as the new Humphreys Middle School Principal
Ms. Tiffiney Weddle selected as the new Humphreys Middle School Principal
August 16, 2019 Dr. Jeff Arrington, Pacific West District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Tiffiney Weddle, Principal at Humphreys Middle School.
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Andrea Petz Named 2019 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year
Andrea Petz Named 2019 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year
July 31, 2019 A Seoul American Middle High School teacher lauded for achievements in American history education was tapped as the 2019 Department of Defense Education Activity History Teacher of the Year.
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New DODEA Pacific South Community Superintendent Selected
New DODEA Pacific South Community Superintendent Selected
July 30, 2019 Ms. Lois Rapp, Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Director for Student Excellence, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Gail Wiley as the Pacific South District’s Guam Community Superintendent.
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DoDEA Principal will receive the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Camp Lejeune
DoDEA Principal will receive the Meritorious Civilian Service Award from Camp Lejeune
July 29, 2019 A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) principal and Lejeune High School (LHS) alum will be honored for his 35 years of service to military-connected children at Camp Lejeune at 1 p.m., Wed. July 31 at Building 1.
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Tabatha Ware Named New Principal at Fort Campbell’s Marshall Elementary School
Tabatha Ware Named New Principal at Fort Campbell’s Marshall Elementary School
July 19, 2019 Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Kentucky Community Superintendent, has selected Mrs. Tabatha Ware as the Marshall Elementary School principal at Fort Campbell, Kentucky effective July 15.
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Mr. Ryan Smith Named New Principal at Fort Jackson’s C.C. Pinckney Elementary School
Mr. Ryan Smith Named New Principal at Fort Jackson’s C.C. Pinckney Elementary School
July 19, 2019 Ms. Kathleen Reiss, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) South Carolina/Fort Stewart Community Superintendent, has selected Mr. Ryan Smith as the principal at C.C. Pinckney Elementary School at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
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New DODEA Pacific West Community Superintendent Selected
New DODEA Pacific West Community Superintendent Selected
July 18, 2019 Ms. Lois Rapp, Pacific Director for Student Excellence, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. LaVerne Outen as the next DoDEA Pacific West Community Superintendent.
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New Assistant Principal at Fort Knox’s Kingsolver Elementary School
New Assistant Principal at Fort Knox’s Kingsolver Elementary School
July 12, 2019 Dr. Youlanda Washington, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Kentucky Community Superintendent, has selected Dr. Jeff Pond as the assistant principal at Kingsolver Elementary School at Fort Knox, Kentucky starting Aug. 5.
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Mr. Jim Journey Selected As Pacific South District Superintendent For School Year 2019-2020
Mr. Jim Journey Selected As Pacific South District Superintendent For School Year 2019-2020
June 21, 2019 The Pacific Region announces that Mr. Jim Journey has been selected as District Superintendent of Schools for the DoDEA Pacific South District (Okinawa and Guam) starting the 2019-2020 school year. He currently serves as the Community Superintendent of the DoDEA Pacific South District’s Guam Field Office.
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Dr. Jeff Arrington Selected As Pacific West District Superintendent for School Year 2019-2020
Dr. Jeff Arrington Selected As Pacific West District Superintendent for School Year 2019-2020
June 21, 2019 The Pacific Region announces that Dr. Jeff Arrington has been selected as District Superintendent of Schools for the DoDEA Pacific West District (South Korea) starting the 2019-2020 school year.
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Seoul American Schools close after 60 years
Seoul American Schools close after 60 years
June 14, 2019 June 14 marks the last day for Yongsan Garrison schools in Seoul, South Korea. This is the end of an era: Unlike previous years, students from Seoul American Elementary and Seoul American Middle High School will not be returning in the fall.
Southeast District Maintains AdvancED Accreditation
Southeast District Maintains AdvancED Accreditation
May 24, 2019 An external accreditation team of 22 highly skilled educators from AdvancED recently confirmed the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Southeast District’s accreditation during recent school visits February 24 – March 8, 2019.
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Dr. Judy Allen selected as Pacific East District Superintendent for School Year 2019-2020
Dr. Judy Allen selected as Pacific East District Superintendent for School Year 2019-2020
May 20, 2019 The Pacific Region has announced that Dr. Judith “Judy” Allen has been selected to be the District Superintendent of Schools for the DoDEA Pacific East (Mainland Japan) District for the coming school year. Dr. Allen is a career educator with extensive teaching and administrative experience. She currently serves as the District Superintendent for the DoDEA Pacific West (Korea) District ...
Mr. Michael Thompson retires after 33 years of service
Mr. Michael Thompson retires after 33 years of service
May 20, 2019 Mr. Michael Thompson, District Superintendent for DoDEA Pacific South, will retire on Saturday, 25 May 2019, after 33 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity
Dr Steven Bloom Retires After 37 Years of Service
Dr Steven Bloom Retires After 37 Years of Service
May 08, 2019 Dr. Steven R. Bloom, District Superintendent for DoDEA Pacific East, will retire on June 30, 2019, after 37 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Greg Bull Selected as DoDEA Americas Southeast District Chief of Staff
Greg Bull Selected as DoDEA Americas Southeast District Chief of Staff
May 03, 2019 Dr. Christy Huddleston, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Southeast District Superintendent, has selected Mr. Gregory Bull as the Southeast District Chief of Staff for DoDEA Americas starting June 24, 2019.
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DoDEA Student honored as the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year at Brewster MS Thursday
DoDEA Student honored as the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year at Brewster MS Thursday
April 03, 2019 A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) student will be honored at his school as the 2019 U.S. Marine Corps Military Child of the Year in a small ceremony on Thursday, April 4 at 1:00 p.m. at Brewster Middle School on Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
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DoDEA Pacific Region hosts a Regional Junior Science Humanities Symposium Mar. 19
March 15, 2019 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Pacific Region hosts the Regional Junior Science Humanities Symposium (JSHS) at Kadena Air Base in Okinawa, Japan on Mar. 19 at 8 a.m.
DoDEA Americas Announces the 2019 Region Principal of the Year
DoDEA Americas Announces the 2019 Region Principal of the Year
March 12, 2019 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas region proudly announces that Paul Hernandez, the Maxwell Elementary-Middle School principal in Alabama, as the 2019 DoDEA Americas Principal of the Year.
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DoDEA Americas Announces the 2020 Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year
DoDEA Americas Announces the 2020 Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year
March 12, 2019 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region proudly announces that Ms. Kari Dahl, a gifted teacher at Poole Elementary School at Fort Bragg, North Carolina has been selected as the 2020 Mid-Atlantic District Teacher of the Year
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DoDEA Americas Announces the 2020 Southeast District Teacher of the Year
DoDEA Americas Announces the 2020 Southeast District Teacher of the Year
February 22, 2019 The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Region proudly announces that Ms. Alysia Durham, a math teacher at Fort Campbell High School at Fort Campbell, Kentucky has been selected as the 2020 Southeast District Teacher of the Year.
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