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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.

DoDEA Korea District Superintendent Dr. Judith Allen

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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Sasebo students put math, science skills to the test aboard USS Germantown

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Sasebo, Japan | January 19, 2012

SASEBO NAVAL BASE, Japan – It wasn’t a normal day in the classroom for 66 fifth- and sixth-graders from Sasebo Elementary, and Seaman Aldannuvia Dominguez of the USS Germantown wasn’t their normal teacher.

The Department of Defense Dependents Schools students toured the Whidbey Island class dock landing ship on Thursday to learn how math and science are practically applied in daily Navy life.

Dominguez, who was working in the pilothouse, showed the students how to use a compass and plot a course. Then she took questions, speaking with students whose imaginations raced, covering everything from navigation to global positioning systems.

“It’s really hard to navigate celestially,” she said. “We rely on this room to make sure we don’t crash,” Petty Officer 2nd Class Michael Kilpatrick added.

In addition to the pilothouse, the children also learned about mechanical advantage and got to operate pulley systems on board the ship. The tour also included fire science, where children got to use the fire hoses in the well-deck of the ship, as well as a tour of the ship’s medical facilities. They also had lunch with skipper Cmdr. Carol McKenzie.


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