For Immediate Release — June 25, 2021 | PAC-East
MISAWA, JAPAN — June 25, 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.
Mr. Jason Sheedy comes to Edgren Middle High School with 20 years of experience as a DoDEA educator and instructional leader. He believes building positive interactions through open and honest communications can create a collaborative culture between the school and home. Mr. Sheedy considers it to be the entire school’s responsibility to build a warm, inviting school environment where every child can feel welcome, safe and successful every day. He believes in the importance of empowering teachers to assume leadership roles, engaging in data dialogues to improve the quality of instruction in the classroom, and celebrating our successes and self-reflecting on our failures.
Mr. Sheedy was born and raised in the Buffalo, New York area, where he became a life-long diehard Buffalo Bills fan. After graduating from Sweet Home Senior High School, he joined the U.S. Army, serving at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, and Pirmasens, Germany. After six years he was honorably discharged and followed his wife, Denise, to Japan where she began teaching with DoDEA. Once in Japan, Mr. Sheedy earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science and Elementary Education from the University of Maryland-Asian Division, and Master of Arts in Education Administration and Supervision from the University of Phoenix.
Mr. Sheedy started his teaching career in the DoDDS Pacific Japan District in 2001-2008 at John O. Arnn Elementary School and Yokota West Elementary School, where he taught second grade, fifth grade and served as an Educational Technologist. From 2008-2013, Mr. Sheedy served as an Assistant Principal at Andersen Elementary School, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam; Boeblingen Elementary/Middle School, Stuttgart, Germany; and Hainerberg Elementary School, Wiesbaden, Germany. From 2013-2016, Mr. Sheedy served as principal of Andersen Middle School, Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. Most recently, from 2016-2021, he served as principal at Guam High School, Naval Hospital, Guam.
During his time in DoDEA, Mr. Sheedy has served on numerous DoDEA committees and councils that have guided education programs and policies for military-connected children. Mr. Sheedy has presented multiple sessions on a variety of topics for students, parents, teachers and administrators at numerous area, district, and school-level professional development and community events.
Mr. Sheedy looks forward to his new assignment and has heard wonderful things about the Misawa schools and community.
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.