For Immediate Release — June 4, 2021 | PAC-East
YOKOTA, JAPAN — June 4, 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.
Dr. Villagomez obtained a Bachelor of Arts degree in education and was named valedictorian of her graduating class of 2005 from the University of Guam. In 2007, she received a Master of Education degree in administration and supervision from the University of Guam. She was awarded a Doctor of Education degree in teaching and learning, with a mixed concentration in instructional assessment and professional development, from Argosy University, Hawaii.
Dr. Villagomez's professional experience includes roles at the elementary and secondary level. She has served as a teacher, curriculum coordinator, instructional coach, assistant principal, and principal – most recently serving as principal at Yokota Middle School. Her different leadership roles afforded her the opportunity to work with school leadership teams to use the Continuous School Improvement (CSI) Plan to promote school-wide clarity and shared accountability for student achievement. Her educational experience allowed her to professionally grow with each of the nine different schools she served.
Dr. Villagomez values family time and considers her family to be the most influential people in her career. She feels blessed, honored, and thrilled to have the opportunity to continue to work for DoDEA in the Pacific East District and work alongside the faculty, staff, students, parents, and community at Yokota Air Base.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged 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 Activities throughout the United States that serve children of military families.