2021 Teacher of the Year - Lachanda Garrison teaches 2nd grade at Bahrain Elementary School in Manama, Bahrain. She has 13 years of experience teaching with DoDEA, including 1st and 3rd grades, multi-age grades, and as an instructional coach in elementary mathematics and literacy.
The Educator of Promise Award was created by the DoDEA Director to honor the legacy and service of retired senior leader and long- time educator, Dr. Linda L. Curtis. The award was created in 2019 to recognize DoDEA educators with less than 3 years of teaching experience with DoDEA who demonstrate teacher leadership qualities. Only one Educator of Promise will be the recipient each school year. Recognition Programs
Through a series of questions and answers, Antoine Sharpe, DoDEA's 2020 Teacher of the Year, shares his undeniable passion, enthusiasm, and commitment to teaching and making a positive and lasting difference in young lives. Academic
The new Multidimensional Administrator Performance Appraisal (MAPA) evaluation system for principals and assistant principals is being implemented throughout DoDEA. The MAPA is designed to improve practices in instructional leadership that enhance student achievement and also to recognize effective practices currently in place.