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DoDEA Pacific teacher becomes state-level finalist in National awards program

A Department of Defense Education Activity Korea District teacher was recently selected as a state-level finalist in The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching—an honor reserved for the most distinguished mathematics and science teachers in the United States.

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Allen named superintendent for the DoDEA Korea District

Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Director Dr. Linda Curtis has named Dr. Judith Allen as the superintendent for the DoDEA Korea District. Allen is a career educator with extensive teaching and administrative experience. She joined DoDEA more than 30 years ago as a classroom teacher in Europe and went on to hold a number of positions of progressive responsibility before being selected as the assistant superintendent for the DoDEA Korea District in 2011.

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Ceremonies, smiles abound as DoDEA Pacific completes first week of 2014-15 school year

More than 23,000 students and 3,000 professional educators and support staff returned to Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific schools Aug. 25-29 for the first week of the new school year.

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Coyle named DoDEA Pacific Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

DoDEA Pacific Director Dr. Linda Curtis announced today the selection of Dr. Gael Coyle as DoDEA Pacific Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment.

DoDEA Pacific names 2014 Volunteer Excellence Award recipients

DoDEA Pacific Director Dr. Linda Curtis recently announced the selection of the 2014 DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award winners.




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New principal at Yokosuka Middle School

Please join us in welcoming Ms. Nakeam Binyard as the new Principal of Yokosuka Middle School.

DoDEA Japan Press Release
Yokosuka, Japan | January 6, 2014

Ms. Nakeam Binyard, Yokosuka Middle School Principal

Ms. Nakeam Binyard, Yokosuka Middle School Principal | Photo: (File photo)

The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Nakeam Binyard as the new Principal of Yokosuka Middle School in Yokosuka, Japan.
Eighteen years ago, Ms. Binyard began her educational career as a Pre Service Intern at Stephen Decatur School in Sigonilla, Italy. Following her internship, Ms. Binyard returned stateside to pursue her teaching career in South Carolina, later relocating to Georgia. Ms. Binyard’s educational experience includes the following positions: a middle school English teacher, middle/high special education teacher, special education chairperson, middle/high guidance counselor, assistant principal, principal, and a District Student Services Coordinator.
Ms. Binyard earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Paine College and holds two master degrees: one in School Guidance Counseling from South Carolina State University, and one in Special Education from Armstrong Atlantic State University. Ms. Binyard received an Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership, and currently, she is pursuing her doctorate in Educational Leadership from South Carolina State University. Ms. Binyard’ s dissertation is focused on teacher’s efficacy in middle schools, as it is aligned with the educator’s belief and actions that directs students’ achievement.
Ms. Binyard is excited about becoming Yokosuka Middle School’s new principal. Ms. Binyard is committed to collaborating with and supporting every area of the school and community. She says that her primary focus initially will be on developing collaborative relations with the students, teachers, staff and the community. Ms. Binyard, her husband, and both their children are very eager to become active Mighty Dragons! Finally, Ms. Binyard is honored and grateful for the opportunity to embrace the ongoing quest for excellence that already exists at the school.


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