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For Immediate Release — October 14, 2008 | Americas
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PEACHTREE CITY, GA — October 14, 2008 — Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) announced today that Mr. Joseph R. Motolenich has been named principal of Brittin Elementary School, Fort Stewart, Ga., in the South Carolina/Fort Stewart District. He replaces Dr. Fordyce Stone who was recently named Assistant Superintendent for the Georgia/Alabama District.

Motolenich is currently the principal of Antilles Elementary School, on Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District. He began his career with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) in 1988 when he taught English, English as a Second Language and Reading at Ramey School, Puerto Rico. He became an administrator in 1992 and has served as principal for Roosevelt Roads School, Ramey and Antilles Elementary and Intermediate schools. He also served as Acting Principal at West Point Middle School, West Point, N.Y., for a year.

“We are fortunate to gain such an experienced principal as Joe Motolenich,” said Dr. Joe Guiendon, South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District Superintendent. “Joe will utilize his knowledge and talents to continue the school improvement process at Brittin.”

Motolenich, who has four daughters, earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Puerto Rico and his master’s degree in Education from Loyola University, Chicago, Ill.