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DoDEA Teachers & Administrators

2018 Teacher of the Year

2018 Teacher of the Year Ball KaraKara Ball
Americas Mid-Atlantic District
Teacher of the Year

As a cultivator of curiosity Kara Ball uses science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education and project based learning (PBL) to transform her elementary students into the leaders of tomorrow. Currently teaching military-connected students at Camp Lejeune for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Kara has also taught special education, multi-age, advanced mathematics, and in communities with high homeless and English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) populations. Read More


New Teacher Survival Guide

The Parent-Teacher Conference (Courtesy of the Teaching Channel).
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Proudest Moments in Teaching

Ours is a noble mission. Hear from teachers about some of their proudest moments.

Multidimensional Administrator Performance Appraisal (MAPA)

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.