Kadena Elementary School, JAPAN
Okinawa, JAPAN | March 13, 2013
The military serves their country and still has time to volunteer. There were 25 military volunteers scoring the “Who Am I?” coloring and essay entries for the 2013 Black History Contest on Friday March 1st. Ms. Lynn-Pryor states how professionally they handled the task of scoring the entries using a rubric. After a day’s work, they deserved the refreshments and so much more. Military Volunteers rock at Kadena Elementary School!
By Kelley Lynn-Pryor,
Black History Chairperson
The first organized schools for the children of U.S. military personnel serving in the Pacific were established in 1946 during post-World War II reconstruction. Throughout the decades, DoD schools evolved to become a comprehensive and high-performing K-12 school system solely dedicated to educating the children of America’s heroes. Today, DoDEA Pacific’s 49 schools serve over 23,500 children of U.S. military and eligible DoD civilian personnel families stationed throughout the Pacific theater. The DoDEA Pacific teaching, administrative and school support team includes more than 3,300 full-time professionals. The schools are geographically organized into four districts: Guam, Japan, Okinawa and South Korea.