DoDEA HQ Office of Communications

4800 Mark Center Dr.
Alexandria, VA 22350-1400

The DoDEA Communications Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts worldwide. The office coordinates press relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.

The HQ Communications Office:

Issues news releases and media advisories about DoDEA initiatives, employees and programs Produces video and television promotional and informational products marketed worldwide Maintains the DoDEA web site Designs printed promotional and informational material and graphic artwork to accompany publications, promotions and initiatives

Area Communications Offices:

Wednesday, April 16, 2014 | DoDEA Americas | HQ Feature
Austin Named DDESS Deputy Director of CIA

Frances Austin has been named Deputy Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA), at the DDESS Area Service Center.

Friday, March 28, 2014 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Ramstein Middle School takes top honors in 2014 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS competition

The “Mathletes” from Ramstein Middle School walked with the top honors in the 2014 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS State Competition.

Monday, March 24, 2014 | DoDEA | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe, Kaiserslautern District Accepted into Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools

Today Digital Promise, a national, independent nonprofit organization authorized by Congress to accelerate innovation in education, announced DoDDS-Europe, Kaiserslautern District as one of nine new members accepted into the League of Innovative Schools.

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
AFN Partnering With Overseas Schools to Help Stop Bullying

Three Defense Media Activity (DMA) organizations and Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA ) schools in the Pacific and Europe are syncing entertainment with command information and social media to help stop bullying.

Sunday, March 16, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific hosts Far East Culinary Arts competition

The Kubasaki High School culinary arts team overcame several obstacles to win DoDEA Pacific’s 2013-14 Far East Culinary Arts competition Feb. 5-6 at Yokota Air Base, Japan.

Friday, March 14, 2014 | DoDEA | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe announces top teachers for School Year 2014/2015

DoDDS-Europe officials have announced the district teachers of the year for SY 2014/2015.

Thursday, March 13, 2014 | DoDEA NC-Fort Bragg District | HQ Feature
Fort Bragg Schools to Consolidate/Redistrict

One new school will replace three existing schools.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific | HQ Feature
Kinnick HS NJROTC Drill Team places first in Pacific competition

The Kinnick High School Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps Red Devil Drill Team placed 1st against 21 schools in the Pacific Drill Championship March 8 in Hawaii.

Monday, March 10, 2014 | DoDEA |
Thomas M. Brady Named as DoDEA Director

Today, Mr. Thomas M. Brady was named as the Director for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The selection was made through a competitive process.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 | DoDEA Ft. Knox Schools | HQ Feature
DoDEA to Close Four Schools at Fort Knox

Four DoDEA schools at Ft. Knox will close at the end of School Year 2013-2014 due to a decrease in student enrollment resulting from the inactivation of the 3rd Combat Brigade, 1st Infantry Division.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific student Stella German named finalist in White House Student Film Festival

With more than 2,000 nationwide entries in the first-ever White House Student Film Festival, McCool Elementary/Middle School fifth-grader Stella German overcame very long odds to be named a finalist and earn a special invitation to personally screen her film for White House officials on Friday.

Friday, February 21, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
Read Across DoDEA Day

In conjunction with the National Education Association’s Read Across America, all Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools will celebrate Read Across DoDEA Day, on March 3, to emphasize a global commitment to literacy for all grades.

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific students gain international government, leadership experience at Harvard Model Congress Asia

56 DoDEA Pacific students from 11 high schools joined more than 570 of their peers from 17 foreign countries for the Harvard Model Congress Asia Conference held in Hong Kong Jan. 9-12.

Monday, February 10, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
White House announces selection of DoDEA Pacific teacher for prestigious national honor

Marilyn Hawks, a 3rd grade science teacher at Bechtel Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan, was selected as the 2012 DoDEA K-6 awardee of the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Thursday, February 6, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
Student Participation in Advanced Placement Exams Increases in School Year 2012-2013

Nearly 100 more Advanced Placement (AP) exams were taken by Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students in School Year (SY) 2012-2013 over the previous school year.

Thursday, January 16, 2014 | DoDEA Maxwell AFB E/MS | HQ Feature
Knight Named Maxwell AFB E/MS Principal

Dr. Middlemiss announced today that Dr. Ron Knight has been named principal of Maxwell AFB Elementary and Middle School, at Maxwell AFB, Ala., in the Georgia/Alabama District.

Wednesday, January 15, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program - Students Headed to Washington and to Receive $5,000 Scholarship

Mr. Adrian Talley, Acting Director, Department of Defense Education Activity, today announced Phillip Ramirez and Avalon Roche as the two DODEA delegates to the 52nd annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 8 – 15, 2014 in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, January 9, 2014 | DoDEA Humphreys HS | HQ Feature
Teaching and learning gets underway in new, state-of-the-art Humphreys Middle/High School

Oohs, aahs and similar expressions of amazement filled the hallways and classrooms of the new Humphreys Middle/High School as students entered their new, state-of-the-art school for the first time Wednesday.

Friday, December 20, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
President Obama honors outstanding mathematics and science teachers

President Obama today named 102 mathematics and science teachers as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching. This year's awardees represent all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Department of Defense Education Activity.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013 | DoDEA | HQ Feature
Implementation of Google Apps for Education pushes DoDDS-Europe closer to 21st Century

As advances in technology continue to mold society in how people live, work and play, reliance on internet-based technologies has grown exponentially.

Friday, December 13, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
New Year to bring exciting possibilities with opening of new Humphreys Middle/High School

On Nov. 27, DoDEA Korea District Superintendent Dr. Irby Miller announced the completion of the new Humphreys Middle/High School to students, parents, sponsors, faculty, and support staff. The new state-of-the-art school will open to students on Jan. 8, 2014.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
2013 Far East Visual Arts Festival set to ‘draw’ talented DoDEA Pacific artists to Tokyo

The 4th annual DoDEA Pacific Far East Creative Expressions visual arts festival will take place on the Tokyo campus of Temple University Dec. 15-19.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA School’s 21st Century Design Honored with Citation for Excellence

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) received the 2013 Citation of Excellence Award for its innovative Kaiserslautern High School Design.

Monday, December 2, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
Seoul American Middle School named 2013 Blue Ribbon School

The US Department of Education recently recognized Seoul American Middle School as a 2013 National Blue Ribbon School.

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA 4th and 8th Grade Students Continue Strong Performance

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) fourth and eighth grade students continued their strong performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2013 Reading and Mathematics Assessments.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 | DoDEA |
Unsung Heroes: DoDEA Pacific School Psychologists

Tuesday, November 5, 2013 | DoDEA Pierce Terrace ES |
Shadd Named Pierce Terrace ES Principal

Dr. Taminika Shadd has been named principal of Pierce Terrace Elementary School, at Fort Jackson, S.C.

Friday, November 1, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
Adrian B. Talley becomes Acting DoDEA Director

Adrian B. Talley, the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA’s) Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education since September 2012, is the new Acting Director of DoDEA. Mr. Talley assumes his new duties today upon the October 31 retirement of DoDEA Director, Marilee Fitzgerald.

Thursday, October 17, 2013 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Pacific mourns loss of longtime Seoul American High School teacher and 2005 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Distinguished and beloved music educator Irene Lee, passed away Thursday following a courageous battle with a serious medical condition. Lee retired in June from Seoul American High School after a 41 year teaching career highlighted by her selection as the 2005 DoDEA Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, September 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2013 SAT® Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students continue their high participation rate on the SAT exam and continue to perform better than their national counterparts in Critical Reading and Writing.

Tuesday, September 24, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific | HQ Feature
Three DoDEA Schools Named Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education

Three Department of Defense Education Activity Schools were recognized by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2013 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 | DoDEA Scott MS |
Martin Named Scott MS Principal

Dr. David Martin has been named principal of Scott Middle School, at Fort Knox, KY.

Wednesday, September 11, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Korea District to mark new beginning with Humphreys Central Elementary School opening ceremony

The Department of Defense Education Activity Korea District will host an official opening ceremony for the newly constructed Humphreys Central Elementary School Friday, Sept. 13 at 9 a.m. in the school’s auditorium.

Friday, August 30, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $270,000 Grant to Long Beach School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $270,000 grant to the Long Beach School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Friday, August 30, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $2.5 Million Grant to

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $2.5 million grant to the San Diego Unified School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Friday, August 30, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Santee School District Receives Educational Partnership Awards $400,000 Grant

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $400,000 grant to the Santee School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Friday, August 30, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $270,000 Grant to Yuma Elementary School District One

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $270,000 grant to the Yuma Elementary School District One through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $5 Million Consortium Grant

DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $5 Million Consortium Grant to Chula Vista Elementary School District

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $4.5 Million Consortium Grant

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $4.5 million consortium grant to the Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $3 Million Consortium Grant

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $3 million consortium grant to the Lyme Central School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards Nearly $12.5 Million In Three Consortium Grants Educational Partnership Awards Nearly $12.5 Million In Three Consortium Grants

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership has awarded nearly $12.5 million in consortium grants. Three school districts received the grants: Clarksville Montgomery School District in Tennessee received $4.5 million; Chula Vista School District in California received nearly $5 million; and Lyme Central School District in New York received nearly $3 million.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $800,000 Grant to Christian County Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $800,000 grant to the Christian County Public Schools through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $2.5 Million Grant to Clay County School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $2.5 million grant to the Clay County School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $1.3 Million Grant to Carthage Central School District

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $900,000 Grant to Elgin Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $900,000 grant to the Elgin Public Schools through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $2.5 Million Grant to Lawton Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Lawton Public Schools through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Thursday, August 29, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $360,000 Grant to Lemon Grove School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $360,000 grant to the Lemon Grove School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Begins School Year 2013-2014

Nearly 83,000 students are beginning the 2013-2014 School Year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $2.5 Million Grant

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $2.5 million grant to the Academy School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $2.2 Million Grant

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $2.2 million grant to the Anne Arundel County Public Schools through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $675 Thousand Grant to Douglas School District

DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $675 Thousand Grant to Douglas School District

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $270 Thousand Grant to Juniper Tree Academy

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $270 thousand grant to the Juniper Tree Academy through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Educational Partnership Awards $1.9 Million Grant to Killeen Independent School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $1.9 million grant to the Killeen Independent School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1 Million Grant to Knob Noster School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $1 million grant to Knob Noster School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $945 Thousand Grant to Madison County

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $945 thousand grant to Madison County through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.7 Million Grant to Manhatten-Ogden School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $1.7 million grant to the Manhatten-Ogden School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Monday, August 26, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Randolph Field Independent School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $1.5 million grant to the Randolph Field Independent School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Wednesday, August 21, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.6 Million Grant to Indian River Central School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1.6 million grant to the Indian River School District through the 2013 Fiscal Year (FY13) Grant Program.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Dr. Linda Curtis Selected as DoDEA Pacific Director

Dr. Curtis will have oversight of the 50 schools located in Japan, Okinawa, Korea and Guam that serve more than 23,500 children of U.S. military and eligible Department of Defense civilian personnel families stationed throughout the Pacific theater.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
Dr. Linda Curtis Selected as DoDEA Pacific Director

Dr. Curtis will have oversight of the 50 schools located in Japan, Okinawa, Korea and Guam that serve more than 23,500 children of U.S. military and eligible Department of Defense civilian personnel families stationed throughout the Pacific theater.

Thursday, August 15, 2013 | DoDEA Dahlgren School |
Duncan Named Dahlgren School Principal

Dr. Jeffrey Duncan has been named principal of Dahlgren School, aboard the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Dahlgren VA in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico (NY/VA/PR) District.

Monday, July 22, 2013 | DoDEA Shughart MS |
Jones Named Shughart Middle School Principal

Mrs. Karen Jones has been named principal of Shughart Middle School, at Fort Bragg, NC

Thursday, July 18, 2013 | DoDEA Americas | HQ Feature
Mood Named Faith Middle School Principal

It is with great enthusiasm that Mr. Mood comes to us from the Pacific. He is highly recommended by his superintendent, Mrs. Lois Rapp.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | DoDEA Antilles HS | HQ Feature
Whittle Named Antilles High School Principal

Dr. Thomas Whittle has been named principal of Antilles High School, at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 | DoDEA West Point ES |
Webster-Cochenour Named West Point Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Denise Webster-Cochenour has been named principal of West Point Elementary School, at West Point, New York, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
McCool Elementary/Middle School student places fourth in National History Day competition

Santa Rita, Guam — “Oh Mr. Sam, Sam, my dear Uncle Sam, won’t you please come back to Guam?” is a verse from a popular song the indigenous Chamorro people sang during the Japanese occupation of their beloved homeland from 1941-1944.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Secretary of Defense Announces Educational Partnership Grants to Public Schools

Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel announced today that the Department of Defense will award almost $20 million in grants to public schools serving military children.

Tuesday, July 2, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Director Recognized at the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Sunset Parade

Marilee Fitzgerald, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will be honored at the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Sunset Parade this evening at 7 p.m. at the Iwo Jima Memorial (Marine Corps War Memorial) in Washington, D.C.

Thursday, June 27, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Marilee Fitzgerald will be honored at the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Sunset Parade on Tuesday, July 2nd

Marilee Fitzgerald will be honored at the United States Marine Corps (USMC) Sunset Parade on Tuesday, July 2nd. The Sunset Parade takes place at the Iwo Jima Memorial (Marine Corps War Memorial) in Washington, D.C. The event will begin promptly at 7:00 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Pacific names 2013 Volunteer Excellence Award recipients

Monday, June 10, 2013 | DoDEA |
E.C. Killin Elementary School Teacher Selected as DoDEA History Teacher of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to announce Tina Lisk as the 2013 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year. Lisk teaches history at E.C. Killin Elementary School in Okinawa, Japan.

Thursday, June 6, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA students selected to attend the Research Science Institute

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students are among 80 of the world's most accomplished high school students selected worldwide to attend the Research Science Institute (RSI) held at Massachusetts Institute of Technology beginning June 23rd through August 3rd.

Wednesday, June 5, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Students attend United States Senate Youth Program

Makayla Palazzo, a senior at Kubasaki High School in Okinawa, Japan and Danari White, a junior at Seoul American High School in South Korea attended the 51st Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) March 9 – 16 in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Names New Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations

Marilee Fitzgerald, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the selection of Mr. Robert M. Brady as DoDEA’s new Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations.

Thursday, May 30, 2013 | DoDEA |
Vicenza MS Student Proceeds to Semifinals in the National Spelling Bee!

Anuk Dayaprema, an 8th grade student from Vicenza Middle School and the Europe PTA/DoDDS representative to the Scripts Belling Bee is among 42 semi- finalists who will compete in the next level of the completion today in Washington. Anuk is the son of MSG Ganege Dayaprema and Mrs. Gamaralalage Dayaprema, assigned to US AFRICOM - 528th SB ALE 2nd USAFRC.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
STEMsational! Guam’s McCool E/MS places first in regional eCYBERMISSION competition

Friday, May 24, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA; USACE. Forging Partnerships. Empowering STEM

The Department of Defense Education Activity is making a commitment to further develop its science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum for its students.

Wednesday, May 22, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
Soroban competition challenges student’s math skills

The sounds of rapid ticking filled a large room in the New Sanno Hotel May 15 as 119 students quickly moved counting beads on a Japanese soroban necessary to perform complicated math calculations. “Yame!” yelled out one of the Japanese judges. The word for “Stop” brought the room to complete silence. This was just one portion of Japan District’s 31st Annual Soroban Contest showcasing speed and accuracy in addition and subtraction using the Japanese soroban. Students from 10 DoDEA Pacific schools in the Kanto Plain came together with the support of the Soroban League Educational Association of Japan. Assistant Superintendent Jim Journey said the partnership of the Soroban League with DoDEA is the key to the creation of this “once in a lifetime experience for our DoDEA children.” To prepare for the competition, host nation teachers in DoDEA schools offered after-school clubs where their students gained skill and confidence completing complex calculations using a soroban. “In many DoDEA schools, Japanese soroban club members are invited to club meetings to model mathematical procedures and inspire students with their speed and accuracy,” said Mendel Elementary School Principal Hattie Phipps. “Many students who join their school’s soroban club tend to return each year and recruit more of their friends.” Students new to the competition were presented with a soroban for use in the competition and as a future memento of the experience. “It’s evident from the attention to detail that goes into hosting such an amazing competition that this is a very special tradition that our Japanese hosts like to share with our DoDEA students,” said Journey. “We’re fortunate that our students have this opportunity to be a part of an important part of Japanese culture and tradition.”

Friday, May 17, 2013 | DoDEA | HQ Feature
DoDEA Students Participate in the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition

Four Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students participated in the 2013 Raytheon MATHCOUNTS National Competition in Washington, D.C., on May 9-12.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA , Army Corps of Engineers Form STEM Partnership

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) are partnering to advance Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) in DoDEA classrooms around the world.

Monday, May 6, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes National School Nurse Day

Department of Defense Education Activity Schools around the world will join schools all across the United States in honoring the contribution of school nurses by celebrating National School Nurse Day on Wednesday, May 8.

Friday, May 3, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week – May 6-10

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to honor teachers in its 194 schools around the world during National Teacher Appreciation Week, May 6-10.

Friday, May 3, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific | HQ Feature
DoDEA Pacific “Mathlete” earns spot in national MATHCOUNTS competition

For the third straight year, Osan Middle School eighth-grade student Jonas Knudsen earned the opportunity to compete on a National stage after finishing third in the 2013 Department of Defense Dependent Schools MATHCOUNTS State Competition.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
Students Whiz through Calculations in 14th Annual Soroban Contest

Elementary school students in the Department of Defense Education Activity Okinawa District put their calculating skills to the test during the 14th Annual Soroban Contest April 29 in the Surfside Ballroom on Camp Kinser.

Monday, April 29, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
Enthusiasm, singing strengthens children during ‘The Little C.H.A.M.P.S’ tour

More than 5,500 DoDEA Pacific elementary school students danced, sang and reflected on military family life April 16-26 during "The Little C.H.A.M.P.S." book tour with author Debbie Fink.

Thursday, April 25, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific | HQ Feature
RMS Student Advances to National Geographic Bee Championship

Department of Defense Education Activity Okinawa District is proud to announce that Patrick Lewallen, a 7th grade student at Ryukyu Middle School, obtained the highest score in the National Geographic Bee for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools worldwide.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific teachers become state-level finalists in National awards program

Three Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific teachers were recently selected as state-level finalists in The Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching—an honor awarded to the most distinguished mathematics and science teachers in the United States.

Monday, April 15, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Six DoDDS Europe math and science teachers selected as finalists for Presidential award

Six teachers from Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe have been selected as finalists for Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
Counting to meet culture at upcoming soroban competitions

A symphony of sighs, gasps, cheers and clicking and zipping beads will fill the room as the kickoff event for annual soroban competitions gets underway 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sagamihara Shimin Kaikan (Sagamihara Civic Hall) located in the outskirts of Tokyo near U.S. Army Garrison Camp Zama and Naval Air Facility Atsugi.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | DoDEA Antilles HS | HQ Feature
Antilles High School Student, Teacher Chosen to Attend History Institute

AHS junior Charlyne Cuyar and her history teacher, Ms. Yanira Borges have been selected as one of 15 teacher-student teams who will participate in this year’s Albert H. Small Student/Teacher Institute.

Thursday, March 21, 2013 | DoDEA Ft. Campbell HS | HQ Feature
Fort Campbell High School Model United Nations Students Continue Winning Ways

Six FCHS Model United Nations (MUN) students received awards and recognition at the Indianapolis MUN Conference competition March 13-14, 2013.

Monday, March 11, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
Vilseck High School to host International Robotics competition

On March 16, 2013, First Tech Challenge robotics teams from the European theater will converge at Vilseck High School at Rose Barracks for a robotics tournament.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
With Heidelberg closure, DoDDS-Europe will reduce number of districts to four

With the scheduled closure of the military installations in Heidelberg, the Office of the District Superintendent located at Patrick Henry Village and all three schools in Heidelberg will close at the end of June 2013.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013 | DoDEA Yokota AB Schools |
2013 Tomodachi Bowl to Feature First Downs Forged in Friendship

Sportsmanship will be front and center as all-star athletes from across Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific high schools and the American School in Japan join forces as Team USA to square off against their Japanese counterparts on Team JAPAN in a premiere football matchup literally named for friendship: The Tomodachi Bowl.

Monday, February 25, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
Yokota West Elementary School Nurse Selected as the 2012-2013 OSHNA School Nurse of the Year

Yokota West Elementary School Nurse Lily Bagtas, was recently selected as the 2012-2013 Overseas School Health Nurses Association School Nurse of the Year.

Monday, January 28, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDDS Europe selects assistant superintendents for Kaiserslautern and Bavaria districts

DoDDS Europe has selected the new assistant superintendents for the Kaiserslautern and Bavaria districts.

Monday, January 28, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
Kentucky Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program

Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul today announced the names of the two students who have been selected as delegates to the 51st Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 9 – 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Monday, January 28, 2013 | DoDEA World Wide |
DODEA Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program - Students Headed to Washington and to Receive $5,000 Scholarship

Ms. Marilee Fitzgerald, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity, today announced Makayla Palazzo and Danari White as delegates to the 51st Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 9 – 16, 2013 in Washington, D.C.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 | DoDEA Pacific |
KDHS grad shares ROTC experience with high school cadets

Kadena High School alumnus Tyler Nicholson’s ROTC scholarship at the University of Texas at San Antonio to pay student $500 dollars a month to eliminate college debt. On January 7th, Nicholson, a 2009 graduate who was also enrolled in the KDHS JROTC program while he was in high school, returned to talk about his college experience to current JROTC students.

Monday, January 14, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe celebrates 30th Anniversary of the Jazz Seminar

WIESBADEN, Germany – Jan. 13-18, DoDDS Europe will conduct its 30th Jazz Seminar at Ramstein Air Base.

Thursday, January 10, 2013 | DoDEA Camp Lejeune Schools |
Boone Named Superintendent of Camp Lejeune District

Dr. Boone will assume his new position with DDESS on Feb. 15, 2013.

Monday, January 7, 2013 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe announces security breach in Kaiserslautern District schools

In late-October, DoDDS-Europe became aware of the theft of computer memory devices that may have included personal information related to students and sponsors from School Years 2002-03 through this school year. The devices were stolen after normal duty hours from the car of a DoDEA employee which was parked in a locked garage.

Wednesday, December 26, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
Far East Creative Expressions Celebrates Student Creativity

Friday, December 21, 2012 | DoDEA |
Two Outstanding DoDEA Pacific Students Selected to Prestigious United States Senate Youth Program

Exceptional academic performance and proven leadership abilities propelled two DoDEA Pacific high school scholars past their peers to be named delegates to the 2013 United States Senate Youth Program.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012 | DoDEA White ES |
White ES Students Take Robotics Championship

The Roaring Lions Robotics Team took first place Dec. 1, at Columbus (Ga.) State University

Thursday, December 6, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA 4th and 8th Grade Students Perform above the Nation on Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) fourth and eighth grade students performed above their national counterparts on the latest National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Report: Vocabulary Results from the 2009 and 2011 NAEP Reading Assessments.

Wednesday, November 28, 2012 | DoDEA Americas |
Cabezas Named Superintendent for Georgia/Alabama District

Dr. Christy Cabezas was selected and has accepted the Georgia/Alabama District Superintendent’s position.

Thursday, November 8, 2012 | DoDEA Bavaria District |
DoDDS-Europe announces new Bavaria District Superintendent

The Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe announced the selection of Dr. Elizabeth Dunham as the new Bavaria District Superintendent. Dunham is currently the Assistant Superintendent in the Kaiserslautern District, a position she had held since August 2008.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Names Daniele Massey as 2013 Teacher of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to announce the selection of Daniele Massey as DoDEA’s Teacher of the Year (ToY).

Monday, October 22, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Middlemiss Named as Interim DDESS Director

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) named Dr. Beth Middlemiss to a temporary appointment as the Special Assistant and Senior Advisor for Education to the DoDEA Director.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $49 Million to Military-Connected Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded nearly $49 million to 38 public school districts supporting military-connected students through the Military-Connected Local Educational Agencies for Academic and Support Program (MCASP) for 2012.

Tuesday, October 9, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2012 SAT Results

DoDEA students continue their high participation rate in taking the SAT exam and continue to perform better than their national counterparts in critical reading and writing. DoDEA minority students also continue to outperform their national counterparts in all subject areas assessed.

Friday, October 5, 2012 | DoDEA |
DoDDS-Europe announces two key leadership additions

The Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe last week, announced the addition of two key senior leaders.

Friday, October 5, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific students take deep “Tsukuba” dive into STEM at one of the world’s leading science and research centers

Particle colliders, electrophoresis machines, landscape simulators and mass spectroscopy were all tools of the trade for 60 DoDEA Pacific high school students during the Far East STEM and Research Academy (SARA) held Sept. 24-28 in Tsukuba Science City, Japan.

Friday, September 28, 2012 | DoDEA |
The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of two new Assistant Principals

The Japan District announces the selection of Mr. Henry LeFebre, as the new Assistant Principal for E.J. King High School, Sasebo, Japan and Mr. Louis D’Angelo, as the new Assistant Principal for Edgren High School, Misawa, Japan.

Tuesday, September 25, 2012 | DoDEA Ft. Campbell HS |
Fort Campbell High School Student Named Semifinalist in 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program

Fort Campbell High School senior Jordan Gibbs-Francis has been named a semifinalist in the 2013 National Achievement Scholarship Program.

Thursday, September 13, 2012 | DoDEA Korea |
Academic Excellence at CT Joy Elementary/Middle School Earns Blue Ribbon Recognition from U.S. Department of Education

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan recognized Charles Turner Joy Elementary/Middle School as one of 269 schools selected as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools during a ceremony held here Sept. 7 at Arlington Traditional Elementary School. The annual selection of Blue Ribbon Schools is based on their overall academic excellence or for making progress in improving student academic achievement levels.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | DoDEA Japan |
Selection made for new Assistant Principal of M.C. Perry High School in Iwakuni, Japan.

The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Priscilla Hill as the new Assistant Principal of M.C. Perry High School in Iwakuni, Japan.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012 | DoDEA Okinawa |
Zukeran Elementary Students Observe 9/11 Anniversary

Educators in the Department of Defense Education Activity Okinawa District want to make sure students understand the significance of the tragedy and its continuing impact on their lives.

Monday, September 10, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Three Department of Defense Education Activity Schools named Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2012 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Monday, September 10, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
The Department of Defense Awards $353,000 Grant to the Virginia Beach School District

The Department of Defense awarded a $353,000 grant to the Virginia Beach School District through the Strategic Foreign Languages Expansion Program (S-FLEP).

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.9 Million Grant to Oak Harbor School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1.9 million grant to the Oak Harbor School District through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $810,000 Grant to the Douglas School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded an $809,577 grant to the Douglas School District through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, August 27, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $270,000 Grant to Alexandria Central School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $270,000 grant to the Alexandria Central School District through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, August 27, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $675,000 Grant to Cache School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $675,000 grant to the Cache School District through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, August 27, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $2.5 Million Grant to Central Kitsap Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Central Kitsap Public Schools through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, August 27, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $270,000 Grant to Groton Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $270,000 grant to the Groton Public Schools through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, August 27, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $135,000 Grant to the Lyme Central School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $135,000 grant to the Lyme Central School District (CCSD) through the FY 12 Grant Program.

Friday, August 24, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Begins School Year 2012-13 with a Focus on Excellence

As the Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) opens doors at 194 schools throughout the world, many improvements and new programs will be under way to make this school year exceptional.

Monday, August 20, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Adrian B. Talley Named as New DoDEA Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education

Pentagon officials announced today the selection of Mr. Adrian B. Talley as Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA). The selection was made through a competitive process.

Thursday, August 9, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
Experienced staff developer returns to the Pacific as Assistant Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Senior Civilian Leader for Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific schools Martha Brown announced today the selection of Stan Caldwell as the DoDEA Pacific Assistant Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 | DoDEA Jackson ES |
Shelton Named Jackson Elementary School Principal

Ms. Linda Shelton has been named principal of Jackson Elementary School, at Fort Campbell, KY. She is currently an assistant principal at Ramey School, aboard Coast Guard Air Station Borinquen, Puerto Rico, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Monday, August 6, 2012 | DoDEA Mudge ES |
Thompson Named Mudge Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Talisha Thompson has been named principal of Mudge Elementary School, at Fort Knox, KY. Mrs. Thompson most recently served as the assistant principal at Fort Knox High School, a position she had held since March 2010.

Friday, August 3, 2012 | DoDEA |
Albrecht Named Assistant Superintendent of North Carolina District

Mr. Carl Albrecht comes to DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba from DoDDS-Pacific where he served as Assistant Superintendent for Transition with the DoDEA Korea School District. He joins Assistant Superintendent Harriet Hunter-Boykin, Ed.D., and the two will oversee the schools aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Selects New Japan District Superintendent

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) selected Lois J. Rapp as the new Japan District Superintendent.

Monday, July 30, 2012 | DoDEA Pinckney ES |
Crandle Named Pinckney Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Annie H. Crandle will serve as principal of Pinckney Elementary School. She most recently served as an assistant superintendent for school improvement with the Fairfield County, SC schools.

Thursday, July 26, 2012 | DoDEA Puerto Rico Schools |
Balilo Named Assistant Superintendent of New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District

Mrs. Helen Balilo has been named assistant superintendent for the New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico District. She will reside in Puerto Rico.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $540,000 Grant to the Barstow Unified School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $540,000 grant to the Barstow Unified School District (USD) through the 2012 Fiscal Year (FY12) Grant Program.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.2 Million Grant to Yuma School District One

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1.2 million grant to the Yuma School District One through the 2012 Fiscal Year (FY12) Grant Program.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.4 Million Grant to Medical Lake School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1,350,000 grant to the Medical Lake School District through the Fiscal Year (FY12) Grant Program.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $810,000 Grant to the Sumter School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $810,000 grant to the Sumter School District through the Fiscal Year (FY12) Grant Program.

Thursday, July 12, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $2.5 Million Grant to Waynesville Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Waynesville Public Schools through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012 | DoDEA Elliott ES |
Leeks Named Elliott Elementary School Principal

Ms. Latonya Leeks will take the reins as principal of Elliott Elementary School, aboard Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort. She fills the vacancy created as Ms. Vicky Parr leaves to become principal of Bolden Elementary/Middle School.

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.8 Million Grant to Carthage Central School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1,755,000 grant to the Carthage Central School District (CCSD) through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, July 2, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.6 Million Grant to the Coronado Unified School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1.6 million grant to the Coronado Unified School District through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, July 2, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $405,000 Grant to Fairfax County Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $405,000 grant to the Fairfax County Public Schools (FCPS) through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, July 2, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.6 Million Grant to the Coronado Unified School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $2.5 million grant to the Virginia Beach Public School through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Monday, July 2, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.6 Million Grant to the Wayne County Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1.6 million grant to the Wayne County Public Schools (WCPS), located in Goldsboro, North Carolina, through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Friday, June 29, 2012 | DoDEA Ft. Benning Schools |
Fort Benning Schools Receive 2012 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award

Fort Benning schools in the Georgia/Alabama District received the 2012 Pete Taylor Partnership of Excellence Award as a Recognized Partnership awarded by the Military Child Education Coalition (MCEC).

Wednesday, June 27, 2012 | DoDEA Wassom MS |
Butts Named Principal of Wassom Middle School

Clarksville native, Mrs. Kimberly Butts, has been named principal of Wassom Middle School at Fort Campbell, KY.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.3 Million Grant to the Colorado Springs School District 11

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1,250,000 grant to the Colorado Springs School District 11 (CSSD11) through the Fiscal Year 2012 (FY12) Grant Program.

Thursday, June 21, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $2 Million Grant to the Geary County School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $2 million grant to the Geary County School District through the 2012 Fiscal Year Grant Program.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Eight DoDEA Student Teams Excel in eCYBERMISSION Competition

Eight student teams from Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools around the world have been selected as state finalists in the eCYBERMISSION Competition, sponsored by the U.S. Army and managed by the Research, Development and Engineering Command.

Thursday, June 7, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Virtual High School Awards First Diplomas to Graduates

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Virtual High School (DVHS) will present three seniors with their High School diplomas on June 8, in Peterborough, England. The three students, who will be the first graduates of DVHS, will participate in a ceremony with 35 seniors from Alconbury High School's graduating class of 2012.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools to Adopt Common Core State Standards

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is adopting the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into its curriculum, instruction, and assessment programs.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | DoDEA Faith MS |
Perkins Named Faith Middle School Principal

Mr. Daniel Perkins has been named principal of Faith Middle School, at Fort Benning, GA. Current Principal Angie Cotton has accepted a position with DoDDS-Europe.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | DoDEA Dexter ES |
Knight Named Dexter Elementary School Principal

Dr. Ronald J. Knight, Jr., has been named principal of Dexter Elementary School, at Fort Benning, GA. Dr. Matthew Kralevich, current principal, has accepted a position with DoDDS-Europe in Bavaria.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012 | DoDEA Stowers ES |
Sterry Named Stowers Elementary School Principal

Mr. Scott L. Sterry has been named principal of Stowers Elementary School, at Fort Benning, GA. Current Principal Angie McPherson has announced her plans to retire at the conclusion of the 2011-2012 school year.

Monday, June 4, 2012 | DoDEA Ramey |
Ramey School Receives National Recognition

Ramey School is being honored for outstanding achievement by The GLOBE Program for successful completion of the National Science Foundation (NSF) funded From Learning to Research (L2R) project.

Friday, June 1, 2012 | DoDEA Europe |
Deployed parents can watch the 2012 DoDDS-Europe high school graduations live

Some deployed service members will be able to view their high school graduating seniors via live webcasts on graduation day.

Thursday, May 31, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Assigns Okinawa District Superintendent to Temporarily Serve as Senior Civilian Leader of Pacific Schools

Marilee Fitzgerald, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has assigned Ms. Martha Hayes Brown to serve as the senior civilian responsible for managing day-to-day business operations and directing activities DoDEA Pacific for 60 days.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Earns Second Place at National Junior Sciences and Humanities Symposium

Colin McDonnel, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) student from Lakenheath High School in Great Britain, placed second at the 50th National Junior Science and Humanities (JSHS) Symposium held May 2-6, in Bethesda, Md.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Alconbury Teacher Selected as DoDEA History Teacher of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to announce Susan Payne as the 2012 Department of Defense History Teacher of the Year. Payne teaches Middle and High Social Studies at Alconbury Middle/High School in Great Britain.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 | DoDEA Ft. Benning Schools |
Fort Benning Schools/Partners Earn Awards

Fort Benning’s schools shared top awards with their partners at the Partners In Education (PIE) Annual Awards Banquet recently in Columbus.

Monday, May 14, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Continue High Performance on the 2011 NAEP 8th Grade Science Assessment

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) eighth grade students continued their strong performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 Science Assessment.

Friday, May 11, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
Former Zama American High School teacher returns as new Principal

No hall pass required for Bruce Derr as he returns to Zama American High School with a new title: Principal.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week - May 7-11, 2012

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to honor teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, in its schools around the world. This celebration, which runs May 7-11, recognizes the nation's teachers and is sponsored by the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA).

Monday, April 30, 2012 | DoDEA KY District |
Gerstner Named Kentucky District Assistant Superintendent

Mr. Gary Gerstner has been named Assistant Superintendent for the Kentucky District and will assume his new position on August 1, 2012. Mr. Gerstner will fill the vacancy which will be created when Dr. Jo Blease retires at the end of the 2011/2012 school year.

Friday, April 27, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
2012 DoDEA Students Participate in RSI Program

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students will attend the prestigious 29th Annual Research Science Institute (RSI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this summer.

Sunday, April 22, 2012 | DoDEA Antilles HS | HQ Feature
Antilles Senior Places in Junior Science, Humanities Symposium

AHS Senior Joy Ortiz has earned an expense-paid trip to Nationals in San Diego and a $1,000 scholarship for placing 3rd in the Regional Junior Science and Humanities Symposium.

Monday, April 16, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific students prepare for research, discovery and hands-on learning during STEM Awareness Week

All 49 schools across Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific schools will challenge students to apply their science, technology, engineering, mathematics, communication and problem-solving skills during STEM Awareness Week April 23-27.

Monday, April 2, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Top 10 Reasons I Admire Military Kids

In honor of April's Month of the Military Child, I created a Top 10 list of the qualities I most appreciate about children from military families.

Friday, March 30, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Take Time to Honor Military Kids' Service

Children of U.S. service members around the world will be honored throughout April for their contributions to their families' well-being and sacrifices on behalf of the nation, a Defense Department official said.

Friday, March 30, 2012 | DoDEA Quantico Schools |
Ransom Named Burrows Elementary School Principal

Susan Ransom comes to DDESS from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe (DoDDS-Europe) in Germany, where she served as principal of Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School.

Thursday, March 29, 2012 | DoDEA Korea |
DoDEA Pacific “Mathletes” prepare for National MATHCOUNTS Competition

Individual “Mathletes” from Seoul American Middle School and Osan Middle School earned the opportunity to compete on a national stage after finishing in the 2012 DoDDS MATHCOUNTS State Competition.

Friday, March 9, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Program Inspires DOD Students to Aim for Public Service

Two Department of Defense Education Activity students were among the more than 100 student delegates from across the nation who stopped by the Pentagon today to hear from senior leaders and to gain insight on the inner workings of national defense.

Thursday, March 8, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Defense Department Teacher Aims for National Honor

A Defense Department teacher's quest to bring lessons alive for her students from military families has landed her a spot as a finalist for 2012 National Teacher of the Year honors.

Friday, February 24, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
Ryukyu Middle School Nurse Selected as OSHNA School Nurse of the Year

Holly Gouldman, a school nurse with the Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific, was recently selected as the Overseas School Health Nurses Association 2012 School Nurse of the Year.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
Leadership transition to begin in the DoDEA Japan District

Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Dr. Joyce Lutrey will begin assuming temporary leadership responsibilities for the DoDEA Japan District on Feb. 27.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
Leadership transition to begin in the DoDEA Japan District

Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment Dr. Joyce Lutrey will begin assuming temporary leadership responsibilities for the DoDEA Japan District on Feb. 27.

Thursday, February 16, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Celebrates Presidents Day

What originally started as a celebration of our first U.S. President, is now known as Presidents Day and is celebrated on the third Monday in February.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | DoDEA Yokota AB Schools |
DoDEA students explore Jupiter through innovative GAVRT project

Sixth graders at Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific’s Yokota Middle School traded pillows for planetary exploration at 4:30 a.m. Japan Standard Time on Jan. 31.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
NASA Selects DoDEA Teacher in Germany to Be "Agent of Change" For STEM Education

Margaret Elaine Young, a teacher at Heidelberg Middle School, a Department of Defense School, Heidelberg, Germany, has been awarded an Endeavor Fellowship with the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA).

Monday, February 13, 2012 | DoDEA |
Antilles High School Student Advances in VFW Scholarship Competition

Mr. Reinaldo Santiago, a junior at Antilles High School, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, has been selected to advance to the National Level competition in the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Voice of Democracy scholarship competition.

Friday, February 3, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools Celebrate National School Counseling

Schools throughout the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will celebrate National School Counseling Week, Feb. 6-10, 2012.

Thursday, February 2, 2012 | DoDEA Japan |
DoDEA Japan District Superintendent announces departure

DoDEA Japan District Superintendent Clayton Fujie announced his resignation Wednesday citing health complications that require prompt attention. Fujie said he will remain Superintendent through March 15 to provide the time necessary for a smooth transition.

Monday, January 30, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific students honored as Outstanding Delegates at Harvard Model Congress Asia

110 DoDEA Pacific high school students joined over 200 of their peers from Jordan, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and several other countries for the Harvard Model Congress Asia Conference held in Singapore, Jan. 13-15, 2012.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 | DoDEA Okinawa |
Sixth Annual Okinawan-American Shootout Basketball Tournament

January 21st -22nd marks a special weekend for DoDEA Okinawa as they play host to the Sixth Annual Okinawan-American Shootout Basketball Tournament.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 | DoDEA | HQ Feature
Austin Named DDESS Deputy Area Superintendent

Dr. Frances Austin has been named Deputy Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment. Dr. Austin assumed her new duties Jan. 1, 2012.

Thursday, January 19, 2012 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Teacher of the Year Named as a Finalist for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year

Angela Wilson, the 2012 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year, was selected today by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) as one of the four finalists for the 2012 National Teacher of the Year.

Friday, January 13, 2012 | DoDEA Pacific |
Ink, clay and pixels collide at annual Far East Creative Expressions

Over 100 aspiring student artists from all 12 DoDEA Pacific high schools gathered together at the Onna Art Center to create unique works of art designed to “Envision – Explore – Express.”

Monday, December 19, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA sponsoring students for the 2012 Research Science Institute

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will sponsor three students to attend the 2012 Research Science Institute (RSI) next summer.

Friday, December 2, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Asks for Input on Draft Community Strategic Plan

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is offering teachers, parents, students and other community members a chance to review the organization's draft Community Strategic Plan (CSP) and provide feedback to shape the final product.

Friday, December 2, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $8.7 Million in Virtual Learning Grants

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded $8.7 million to expand Virtual Learning opportunities in five Local Educational Agencies (LEAs) who serve students from military families.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011 | DoDEA KY District |
Fort Campbell High School's Berner Named Coach of the Year

Fort Campbell High School’s (FCHS) Head Football Coach Shawn Berner has been named the 3A District 1 Football Coach of the Year by the Kentucky Football Coaches Association.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011 | DoDEA |
Officials Name New Education Activity Director

Long-time Defense Department civilian Marilee Fitzgerald will become the new Department of Defense Education Activity director, Pentagon officials announced today.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 | DoDEA |
Seoul-shaking bumps, sets, spikes on display at Far East D-I Volleyball

Title-hungry high school athletes from Guam, mainland Japan, Okinawa, South Korea, and the Philippines were bumping, setting, and spiking at the DoDEA Pacific Far East Division I Girls Volleyball Tournament hosted here Nov. 7-12 by Seoul American High School.

Monday, November 14, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA names Acting Area Director for Pacific schools

Acting Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director Marilee Fitzgerald selected Dr. Steven R. Bloom for a temporary assignment as the Acting Director of DoDEA Pacific schools.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Continue High Performance on the 2011 NAEP Reading and Mathematics Assessments

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) fourth and eighth grade students continued their strong performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2011 Reading and Mathematics Assessments.

Thursday, November 10, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names Angela Wilson as the 2012 Teacher of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to announce the selection of Angela Wilson as the 2012 DoDEA Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, November 8, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Guam District hosts DoDEA Pacific Far East Jazz Festival

Nearly 50 aspiring jazz musicians from DoDEA Pacific high schools will come together here Nov. 14-17 in celebration of the annual DoDEA Pacific Far East Jazz Festival.

Thursday, October 27, 2011 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $4.8 Million in Grants to Hawaii Department of Education

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded nearly $4.8 million in grants to the Hawaii Department of Education through the FY 11 Partnership Grant Program.

Thursday, October 13, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Selected as Semifinalist in 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) student Stephen R. Preston of Guam High School was recently named a Semi-finalist in the 2012 National Achievement Scholarship Program (NASP).

Tuesday, October 4, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2011 SAT Results

More DoDEA students took the 2011 SAT exam than in previous years and they continue to perform better than their national counterparts in critical reading. DoDEA minority students also continue to outperform their national counterparts in the majority of subject areas assessed.

Monday, October 3, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA and HHS Join Forces to launch Stop Bullying Now! Campaign in DoDEA Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) have joined forces to launch the Stop Bullying Now! campaign in DoDEA Schools.

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 | DoDEA Americas |
DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba Names 2012 Teachers of the Year

These teachers exhibit qualities and attributes of a high performing teacher,” Dr. Curtis said. “Their commitment, dedication and professionalism have touched many, many students. They are impacting our future generation.” Those teachers are: Georgia/Alabama District: Rebecca Hill, Maxwell Air Force Base Elementary/Middle School NY/VA/Puerto Rico District: Tim Proskauer, Antilles Middle School. SC/Ft. Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District: Tracey Fairfax, Kessler Elementary School. North Carolina District: Julia Goodrich, Gordon Elementary School. Kentucky District: Geary Schwartz, Fort Campbell High School.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
Education Officials Seek Feedback to Shape Way Ahead

Defense Department officials are inviting military and community members to share their thoughts on the quality and continuity of education in DOD schools and their suggestions for improvements.

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
Seven DoDEA Students Selected as Semi-Finalists in the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program

Seven Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students have been selected as Semi-finalists for the 2012 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).

Thursday, September 15, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA’s West Point Middle School Selected as a 2011 Blue Ribbon School

West Point Middle School, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) school, is one of 304 schools selected today by the Department of Education as a 2011 National Blue Ribbon School.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DOD Establishes School Attendance Policy

A new Defense Department school policy underscores the importance of student attendance, while also considering military families' unique needs, the acting director of the Department of Defense Education Activity said.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Names New Chief of Staff

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has selected Jay Burcham as the organization’s new Chief of Staff.

Tuesday, August 30, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Results of 2010-2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Parents and student continue to give increasingly high marks to Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools according to results of the 2010-2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS).

Wednesday, August 24, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Begins School Year 2011-2012

School Year 2011-2012 is beginning for nearly 84,000 students of the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA) 194 schools around the world.

Friday, August 19, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DOD Schools Engage Students With Technology

When children walk into a Defense Department school this year, they may be handed a laptop or electronic reader, or perhaps they'll be asked to build a robot or try out a simulator on the school lawn.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names Acting Deputy Director

Acting Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director Marilee Fitzgerald has selected Dr. Nancy Bresell to temporarily serve as the DoDEA Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education.

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 | DoDEA |
Underwood Returns to DDESS as Kessler Principal

Dr. Djuna Underwood comes back to DDESS from Sollars Elementary School in Misawa, Japan.

Friday, July 29, 2011 | DoDEA Americas |
Deas Named Fort Rucker Primary School Principal

Dr. Deborah Deas brings over 20 years experience to her new appointment as Fort Rucker Primary School Principal.

Friday, July 29, 2011 | DoDEA Americas |
Leinard to Open Shughart Middle School as Principal

Mary Leinard has been named principal of Randall D. Shughart Middle School, at Fort Bragg, NC, in the North Carolina District.

Sunday, July 17, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific 2011 Volunteer Excellence Award Recipients Named

DoDEA Pacific Director Diana Ohman announced today the selection of the 2011 DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award winners.

Tuesday, July 5, 2011 | DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS Europe looking for applicants to fill positions at new Schweinfurt High School

The Department of Defense Education Activity school system is looking for highly motivated applicants within the local commuting area of Schweinfurt, Germany. Interested applicants can access the vacancy announcements at: www.eu.dodea.edu/hr/vacancies.

Thursday, June 30, 2011 | DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS Europe to open new high school in Schweinfurt community for school year 2011-12

The Department of Defense Education Activity announced today the establishment of a high school in the Schweinfurt community.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011 | DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS Europe names teachers of the year

As the school year comes to a close, the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Europe named the top teachers in each of its five districts.

Tuesday, June 21, 2011 | DoDEA Europe |
DoDDS-Europe to alter plan for Mannheim schools as student population reduces

DoDDS-Europe has revised its transformation plans for Mannheim schools, as the student population there continues to reduce.

Thursday, June 9, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Selects Bullion as Curriculum Chief

Dr. Peggy A. Bullion has been selected as the new Curriculum Chief for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Wednesday, May 25, 2011 | DoDEA HQ Offices |
DoDEA Students Participate in RSI Program 2011

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were selected to participate in the 2011 Research Science Institute (RSI) this summer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass.

Thursday, May 19, 2011 | DoDEA |
Feltwell Elementary School teacher loses battle with leukemia.

It is with great sorrow that DoDDS-Europe announces the passing on May 10, 2011 of Catherine Annette Minger-Croton, a much loved teacher at Feltwell Elementary School.

Friday, May 13, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director Receives Leaders in Learning Award

Dr. Shirley Miles, Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Friday, May 13, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Asks Parents and Students for Input on 21st Century Education Environment

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is offering teachers, parents, students and other community members a chance to collaborate on how future learning environments are designed, constructed and furnished.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific mourns loss of gifted educator

Arnn Elementary School first-grade teacher Valerie R. Garza, 32, died May 6 at Tokyo Metropolitan Hiroo Hospital following complications related to a medical emergency that occurred on May 1.

Monday, May 9, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Honored in 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

A Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) senior, Tristan E. Fitch of Brussels High School in Brussels, Belgium has been named a 2011 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

Monday, May 9, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
Acting Senior Leader Appointed for DDESS

On May 9, Acting Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Director Marilee Fitzgerald assigned Dr. Linda L. Curtis to collateral duties.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Places Third in National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) student Kevin Burdge from Heidelberg High School in Heidelberg, Germany placed third at the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) in Physics.

Monday, May 2, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
Two DoDEA Teachers Receive Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teachers have been selected as recipients of the prestigious Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Friday, April 29, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes 2011 National Teacher Appreciation Week - May 1-7

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join schools around the country and the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in recognizing the nation's teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Thursday, April 28, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Science Students Join National Competition

M.C. Perry High School sophomore Nicole Perry returns to the national stage to represent DoDEA Pacific at the 49th National Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) in San Diego, Calif.

Tuesday, April 26, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
Three DoDEA Students Named as 2011 National Merit Scholarship Finalists

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were named National Merit Scholarship Finalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Thursday, April 14, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Summer Enrichment Program 2011

DoDEA Pacific will offer a 4-week, half-day Summer Enrichment Program for eligible students in grades K-8 who are currently enrolled as "space-required" in a DoDEA school.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes Month of Military Child

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense (DoD) and military communities around the world in honoring military children during April- The Month of the Military Child.

Thursday, April 7, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
Alligators in space: NASA selects game created by Kinser Elementary School students for International Space Station

A fifth-grade class at Kinser Elementary School placed second in a nationwide competition organized by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Launches Online Pre-Registration Program

Parents of students attending Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools can now pre-register their children for school with the click of a button.

Thursday, March 17, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Crisis Centers Opened to Assist Families and Employees from Japan and Bahrain

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has established crises centers to assist parents of its students and employees who are affected by the voluntary evacuations in Japan and Bahrain.

Monday, March 14, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Participate in United States Senate Youth Program

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students, Ryan McDonnell and Robert DeWitt, recently travelled to Washington, D.C. as part of the 49th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Friday, March 11, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Participate in United States Senate Youth Program 2011

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students, Ryan McDonnell and Robert DeWitt, recently travelled to Washington, D.C. as part of the 49th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific | HQ Feature
Career educator joins the DoDEA Korea team as Assistant Superintendent for Transition

DoDEA Pacific Director Diana Ohman announced Thursday the appointment of career educator Carl Albrecht to serve as Assistant Superintendent for Transition with the DoDEA Korea school district.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | DoDEA Americas |
Quantico JROTC Drill Team Takes First Place

For the ninth consecutive year, the Quantico Middle/High School Marine Corps JROTC Drill Team took first place at the Mount Vernon High School (Alexandria, Va.) Invitational Drill Meet.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 | DoDEA Americas |
Barba Receives AdvanceED Excellence in Education Award

Ms. Theresa Barba was named recipient of the AdvancED Excellence in Education Award, during the 2011 AdvancED International Summit, held March 19-22, in Chicago.

Friday, February 25, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
Fitness Fair comes to Sullivans Elementary School

Recently, A rollicking Fitness Fair was held for teachers at Sullivans Elementary School.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools to Join in Read Across America Celebration on March 2nd

March 2, 2011, is the 14th annual Read Across America Day, sponsored by the National Education Association (NEA), when millions of readers-both young and old-will be in the company of a good book.

Monday, February 14, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
Excellence in action: DoDEA delegates prove their mettle at Harvard Model Congress Asia

For the first time, over 100 DoDEA Pacific high school students joined 245 of their peers from Jordan, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Philippines, and other countries for the Harvard Model Congress Asia Conference held here Jan. 14-16.

Friday, February 11, 2011 | DoDEA Americas | HQ Feature
Purvine Named Principal of Wassom Middle School

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba announced Mr. Mark Purvine has been named principal of Fort Campbell’s Wassom Middle School.

Friday, February 11, 2011 | DoDEA Americas |
Purvine Named Principal of Fort Campbell's Wassom Middle School

Mr. Mark Purvine has been named principal of Fort Campbell’s Wassom Middle School. Fort Campbell schools are in the DDESS/DoDDS-Cuba Kentucky District.

Monday, February 7, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
Communicating the Beauty: 2011 DoDEA Pacific Far East Mathematicafest

For those willing to look a little deeper, numbers have an alluring beauty that can transform how we view the world.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces NAEP Science Assessment Results

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) fourth grade and eighth grade students scored well above the national average on 2009 National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) Science Assessment.

Monday, January 24, 2011 | DoDEA Americas |
Gilchrist Named Diamond Elementary School Principal

Ms. Brenda P. Gilchrist has been named principal of Diamond Elementary School, at Fort Stewart, in the South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District.

Thursday, January 13, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific educator remembered for placing ‘students first’

Seoul American High School Special Education Teacher and retired Master Sergeant Richard Mathis, 64, passed away Sunday at Brian Allgood Army Community Hospital after a long, courageous battle with cancer.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Korea District Superintendent Office Announces New Assistant Principal of Seoul American High School

The DoDDS Korea District Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Kimberly Smaw as the new assistant principal of Seoul American High School.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Korea District Superintendent Office Announces Ms. Jones as a New Assistant Principal of Daegu American School

The DoDDS Korea District Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Nedra Jones to serve as the new assistant principal of Daegu American School.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Korea District Superintendent Office Announces Ms. Osman as a New Assistant Principal of Daegu American School

The DoDDS Korea District Office is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Carole Osman to serve as the new assistant principal of Daegu American School.

Monday, January 10, 2011 | DoDEA Pacific |
Art to take new form at inaugural Far East Creative Expressions

Over 80 emerging student artists and 16 teachers from all 12 DoDEA Pacific high schools will come together here Monday to create unique works of art that “Envision – Explore – Express.”

Friday, December 17, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students will travel to Washington as delegates to the 49th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) to be held March 5-12, 2011 in Washington, D.C.

Friday, December 17, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
DDESS Student Videos Help NORAD Track Santa

Word was just received that two videos produced by Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools.

Monday, December 6, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
Aviano MHS Robotics Club to Compete in Maryland State Level of National Robotics Competition

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students from the Aviano Middle/High School Robotics Club, in Aviano, Italy will travel to the Washington, DC area to compete in the Maryland First Tech (FTC) Challenge Championship

Monday, December 6, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific launches Science and Research Academy

Over 60 aspiring scientists from DoDEA Pacific high schools will gather here Dec. 12-17 for the inaugural Far East Science and Research Academy.

Monday, November 29, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces New Superintendent for Georgia/Alabama District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently announced Ms. Lois J. Rapp, Ed. S. as the superintendent of the Georgia/Alabama District for DoDEA’s stateside schools.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Guam District hosts inaugural DoDEA Pacific Far East Jazz Festival

Jazz musicians from DoDEA Pacific high schools will come together here Nov. 15-19 in celebration of the first ever DoDEA Pacific Far East Jazz Festival.

Monday, November 8, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Teachers Named Semi-Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching Program

Four teachers from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) were selected as finalists for the 2010 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Wednesday, November 3, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Angelica L. Jordan Named 2011 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Angelica L. Jordan is the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA’s) 2011 Teacher of the Year.

Friday, October 29, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Launches 2010 Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will administer its biennial Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) from November 1 through December 15.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Students Continue Positive Performance on the TerraNova 3 Multiple Assessments

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students made gains in all subject areas assessed on the 2010 TerraNova, Third Edition, Multiple Assessments standardized norm-referenced test (TerraNova 3).

Tuesday, September 28, 2010 | DoDEA | HQ Feature
DoDEA Students Selected as Semifinalists in the National Merit Scholarship Program

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were selected as Semifinalists in the in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program (NMSP).

Monday, September 27, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Yokota High School Junior ROTC goes from “Green to Blue”

After nearly two decades of achievement and service as an Army unit, the Yokota High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps began a new era as an Air Force unit during a special “Green to Blue” ceremony held Sept. 22.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Educational Partnership Re-launches MilitaryK12Partners Website

The Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) Educational Partnership will re-launch the MilitaryK12Partners website today. The site is located at www.militaryk12partners.dodea.edu.

Monday, September 20, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Announces 2010 SAT Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has released the results of its scores on the 2010 SAT exams.

Monday, September 13, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Casey Elementary School opening ceremony to be held Sept. 15

Students, parents, faculty and support staff will be joined by senior leaders, dignitaries and community members for the Casey Elementary School opening ceremony on Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Provides Free Special Education Products for Military-Connected Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will provide free special education products for educators through a new initiative for military-connected schools.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Campbell Named Antilles High School Principal

Dr. Joan Campbell has been named Principal of Antilles High School, Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico, in the DDESS New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Thursday, September 9, 2010 | DoDEA |
Cuadrado Named Principal at Ramey School

Dr. Donato Cuadrado has been named principal of Ramey School, Aguadilla, Puerto Rico, in the New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Hovanic Named DDESS Chief of Staff

Dr. Bruce W. Jeter, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).

Friday, August 27, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific ready for the 2010-2011 school year

Over 3,000 full-time professional DoDEA Pacific educators and support staff returned to DoDEA Pacific schools this week to make final preparations for more than 23,000 returning students on Monday, Aug. 30.

Monday, August 23, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Participate in RSI Program

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students participated in the 2010 Research Science Institute (RSI) this past summer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Mass.

Monday, August 23, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Alumnus Selected for Fulbright Program

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) alumnus Dr. Gregory Fant has been named a Fulbright Specialist Roster Candidate for a five-year term beginning in 2011.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Gilmer Named Fort Rucker Elementary School Principal

Dr. Vicki Gilmer has been named principal of Fort Rucker Elementary School (FRES), at Fort Rucker, Ala., in the Georgia/Alabama District.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Martone Named Principal at Fort Rucker Primary School

Ms. Cynthia Martone has been named principal of Fort Rucker Primary School, at Fort Rucker, Ala., in the Georgia/Alabama District.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Begins School Year 2010-2011

School Year 2010-2011 is beginning for more than 84,000 students of the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) 194 schools.

Thursday, August 12, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Teacher Named History Teacher of the Year

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher, Gregory Jacobs, was named the 2010 Department of Defense Preserve America History Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Carol Drechsel to Retire as a Professional Developer after 38 Years of Federal Service

Ms. Carol Drechsel will retire on Wednesday, September 1, after 38 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Tuesday, August 10, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Begins School Year with Facilities Renovation and Construction Initiative

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) begins School Year 2010-2011 with a major facilities renovation and construction initiative that will eventually result in the modernization of 134 schools worldwide.

Monday, August 9, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Selects Four New Assistant Superintendents

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the selection of four Assistant Superintendents.

Friday, August 6, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Arrington Named Assistant Superintendent of DDESS Guam District

DoDEA Pacific Director Diana Ohman announced today the selection of Jeff Arrington as Assistant Superintendent of the DoDEA Pacific Guam District.

Thursday, August 5, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
New Casey Elementary School on Schedule for New School Year

The new Casey Elementary School established on United States Army Garrison Casey was officially handed over to the Department of Defense Dependents Schools Korea District on Aug. 2.

Monday, August 2, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Fort Campbell Students Attend National Student Council Conference

Four students from Fort Campbell High School (FCHS), Fort Campbell, KY.

Monday, July 26, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Selected as National Merit College Scholarship Award Recipient

Derrick B. Lewis, a student at Ramstein High School, was recently selected as a National Merit College Scholarship winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Thursday, July 22, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Korea District Enrollment Process Reminder

As tour normalization continues to welcome additional command-sponsored families to South Korea, DoDEA and United States Forces Korea are working closely together to monitor and adjust to high enrollment growth.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names Hughes-Balilo as 2010 National Distinguished Principal

Helen Hughes-Balilo, Principal of Wetzel Elementary School in Baumholder, Germany was selected

Tuesday, July 13, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Enrolling Your Child in Kindergarten

Parents planning to enroll a child in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) kindergarten for the coming school year should be aware of the entrance requirements before making an appointment to register a child in school.

Thursday, July 8, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Blount Named Galer Elementary School Principal

Ms. Gladys Blount has been named principal of Galer Elementary School, at Beaufort, in the South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
eKnowledge Corporation Donates $32 Million of FREE SAT/ACT Test Prep Software to Military

eKnowledge Corporation, the leading supplier of interactive learning software for college test preparation is donating $200 Test Prep Programs to military families worldwide.

Monday, June 28, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Place in eCYBERMISSION Competition

Two teams of students from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) came in second place in their grade and region in this year’s annual eCYBERMISSION competition.

Friday, June 25, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces New Superintendent Selection

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the selection of Dr. Dell W. McMullen as the Superintendent of the Kaiserslautern School District in Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Friday, June 25, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Education Activity Director Moved to New Post

The leader of the Department of Defense Education Activity has been temporarily assigned to another job within the department, effective immediately, a defense official announced today.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Mr. Jeffrey W. McGee Principal, Osan Middle School

Dr. Irby L. Miller, DoDDS Korea District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Jeffrey W. McGee as the new Principal of Osan Middle School.

Monday, June 21, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Leadership Transition for DoDEA Pacific Guam District

Department of Defense Education Activity Guam District Superintendent Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles announced her retirement after 34 years of federal service.

Monday, June 21, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Leadership transition for DoDEA Pacific Guam District

Department of Defense Education Activity Guam District Superintendent Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles announced her retirement after 34 years of federal service.

Friday, June 18, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards Grant to Harford County Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $870,000 grant to the Harford County Public Schools

Friday, June 18, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards Grant to San Diego Unified School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $2.5 million grant to the San Diego Unified School District.

Friday, June 18, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards Grants to Colorado Springs Area School Districts

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded grants to the Widefield and Fountain Fort Carson District School Districts

Friday, June 18, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $1.5 Million Grant to Fairfax County Public Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded a $1.5 million grant to Fairfax County Public Schools.

Thursday, June 17, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Longtime Pacifica publication transforms to PacificaOnline!

On the 35th Anniversary of the Pacifica publication, DoDEA Pacific has released a new online edition to meet modern expectations.

Wednesday, June 16, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Ms. Laurel Eisinger New Principal, Daegu American School 

Dr. Irby Miller, DoDDS Korea District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Ms. Laurel Eisinger as the new Principal of the Daegu American School.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards Grants to Fort Bragg Area Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership awarded two grants to the Fort Bragg Area School Districts.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Okinawa District Announces Kadena High School Principal

Ms. Martha Brown, Superintendent, DoDDS Okinawa, is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Terry Gibson as Principal of Kadena High School.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Teachers Selected as Recipients of Presidential Award for Excellence in Math and Science Teaching

Two DoDEA teachers were named as recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST).

Monday, June 7, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Suyama to retire with more than four decades of service to DoDDS

Longtime Department of Defense Dependents Schools Pacific Intercultural Coordinator Takashi Suyama will retire in June with nearly 42 years of dedicated service.

Monday, June 7, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
DDESS to Release Phase I Environmental Evaluation Results of Two Laurel Bay Schools

A briefing about the results of the Phase I Environmental Evaluation of both Galer Elementary and Bolden Elementary/Middle schools aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, S.C.

Thursday, June 3, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award Recipients Named

DoDEA Pacific Director Diana Ohman announced today the selection of the 2010 DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award winners.

Thursday, June 3, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award Recipients Named

DoDEA Pacific Director Diana Ohman announced today the selection of the 2010 DoDEA Pacific Volunteer Excellence Award winners.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | DoDEA |
Okinawa District Teacher of the Year

Ms. Martha Brown is pleased to announce the selection of Mr. Ronald M. Geist, Choral Music Director at Kubasaki High School, as the 2011 District Teacher of the Year.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Korea Teacher of the Year SY 2010-2011

Dr. Irby L. Miller, Superintendent of the Korea District, has announced the selection of Ms. Lori Lundy of Seoul American Elementary School as the Korea District’s Teacher of the Year for SY 2010-2011.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DDESS-Guam 2011 Teacher of the Year

DDESS-Guam Superintendent, Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles is pleased to announce Mrs. Suzette Kioshi Nelson, Language Arts teacher at Andersen Middle School, as the 2011 District Teacher of the Year.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Japan Announces Teacher of the Year

The Japan District Superintendent’s Office is pleased to announce Mrs. Michelle Foust as the 2011 District Teacher of the Year.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | DoDEA Europe |
Lawanna Mangleburg, Kaiserslautern District Superintendent, Retires

The Dept. of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe, recently announced the retirement of the Kaiserslautern District Superintendent, Lawanna Mangleburg.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Students at the Center Educational Resource Available in Print, on CD and Online

Students at the Center, the new educational resource from the Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA) Educational Partnership, is available

Friday, May 28, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Dr. Catherine Yurica New Principal, Seoul American Elementary

Dr. Irby Miller, DoDDS Korea District Superintendent, is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Catherine Yurica as the new principal of Seoul American Elementary School.

Friday, May 28, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Straub Named Lincoln Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Pansy Straub has been named principal of Lincoln Elementary School, at Fort Campbell, in the Kentucky District.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Halley Named Principal of Fort Campbell’s New Elementary School

Ms. Jennifer E. Halley has been named principal of Fort Campbell’s new elementary school, which is scheduled to open in January of 2011.

Thursday, May 27, 2010 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Student Selected for National Merit $2500 Scholarship

Stella Y. Cho, a senior at Seoul American High School, was recently selected to receive a National Merit $2500 Scholarship by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Wednesday, May 26, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Summer Programs Expand for Military Children

Monday, May 24, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Rodriguez Named W.T. Sampson School Principal

Ms. Sonja Rodriguez has been named principal of W.T. Sampson School, aboard Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in the South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDS-Cuba District.

Monday, May 24, 2010 | DoDEA |
Cotton Named Principal at Faith Middle School

Mrs. Angie Cotton has been named principal of Faith Middle School, at Fort Benning, Ga., in the Georgia/Alabama District.

Monday, May 24, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Greene Named Bowley Elementary School Principal

Ms. Susan Greene has been named principal of Bowley Elementary School, at Fort Bragg, N.C., in the North Carolina District.

Monday, May 24, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Garza Named Butner Elementary School Principal

Mr. Emilio Garza has been named principal of Butner Elementary School, at Fort Bragg, N.C., in the North Carolina District.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Steimel Named Lejeune High School Principal

Mr. Eric Steimel has been named principal of Lejeune High School, aboard Camp Lejeune, N.C., in the North Carolina District.

Monday, May 17, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Fort Benning Schools, Partners Celebrate Wins

Although they’ve won the Partnership of the Year award in the past, this year’s honor is just as rewarding and exciting. McBride Elementary School, at Fort Benning, GA.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Teacher Sandra S. Alfier Passes Away Suddenly on Oshima Island

A second-grade elementary school teacher at MC Perry Elementary School on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, died suddenly Sunday

Wednesday, May 12, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Teacher Sandra S. Alfier Passes Away Suddenly on Oshima Island

Sandra S. Alfier, a second-grade elementary school teacher at MC Perry Elementary School on Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, died suddenly Sunday on Oshima Island in the Yamaguchi Prefecture.

Monday, May 10, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Selected as National Merit Scholarship Winner

Shannon Grammel, a student at Fort Campbell High School, was recently selected as a National Merit $2500 Scholarship winner by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Thursday, May 6, 2010 | DoDEA |
DoDEA to Add 54 Additional Kindergarten Classrooms for School Year 2010-2011

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will add 54 kindergarten classrooms to its system worldwide for School Year 2010-2011.

Thursday, May 6, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Seoul American Middle School to Undergo Major Repairs and Renovation

Seoul American Middle School will undergo several renovation and maintenance projects during summer 2010

Thursday, May 6, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Seoul American Middle School to Undergo Major Repairs and Renovation

Seoul American Middle School will undergo several renovation and maintenance projects during summer 2010 to address growing concerns over aging and sub-standard facilities.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Recognized as Scholar in 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholars Program

Darren P. Eldredge, a student at Vilseck High School, Germany, was recently named a 2010 U.S. Presidential Scholar.

Friday, April 30, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Task Groups Meet to Discuss Future Program Changes

Six of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Task Groups met during the week of 19 April 2010 in Long Beach, California.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | DoDEA Japan |
Misawa JROTC sets precedent: First DOD school to win national academic bowl

Misawa’s Robert D. Edgren High School Air Force Junior Reserve Officers Training Corp academic team won the national 2010 Air Force JROTC Academic Bowl championship.

Thursday, April 29, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Participate in the National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Four DoDEA students are participating in the 48th National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) being held April 28-May 2, 2010.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Selected as Corporate-sponsored National Merit Scholarship Winner

Scott LaBelle of Brussels American School is a National Merit Computer Science Corporation (CSC) winner.

Tuesday, April 27, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Vaswani Named Fort Campbell High School Principal

Mr. Mohan Vaswani has been named principal of Fort Campbell High School, at Fort Campbell, in the Kentucky District.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Celebrates National Teacher Appreciation Week from May 2-8

DoDEA will join communities around the globe in honoring their teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week, from May 2-8.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Recognized as Semifinalists in 2010 Presidential Scholars Program

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were among the more than 500 students selected as 2010 Presidential Scholars Program.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Antilles High School Senior to Present at 48 th Annual Junior Science Humanities Symposium

Antilles High School Senior Natalia Lopez will present at the 48th Annual National Junior Science and Humanities Symposium (JSHS) in Bethesda, Maryland, April 28 – May 2, 2010.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Bruce Jeter Named Director of DoDEA Schools in the United States

Dr. Bruce Jeter selected as the Area Director for the Department of Defense Education Activity’s Schools in the United States.

Thursday, April 15, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Sounds of Success: Top Musicians from Across DoDEA Pacific Schools to Come Together for the 2010 DoDEA Pacific Far East Honor Music Festival

More than 180 students representing all 12 DoDEA Pacific high schools will participate in the DoDEA Pacific Far East Honor Music Festival here April 26-30.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Lynn, Mullen Host Sesame Workshop

With help from a few familiar faces from Sesame Street, top defense officials hosted a preview of Sesame Workshop’s newest outreach initiative.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
‘Odyssey of the Mind’ Unlocks Students’ Imagination

Over 150 elementary students from two DoDDS Pacific Schools in Japan met at Sullivans School to compete in an ‘Odyssey of the Mind’ tournament on Saturday, April 3, 2010.

Tuesday, April 13, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Launches Students at the Center – an Interactive Educational Resource

The Department of Defense Education Activity’s (DoDEA’s) Educational Partnership has launched an interactive educational resource for military families, military leaders and school leaders.

Wednesday, April 7, 2010 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Students Selected as Scholarship Winners in the National Achievement Scholarship Program

Four Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were selected as scholarship winners in the 46th Annual National Achievement Scholarship Program (NASP).

Monday, April 5, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Celebrates National Environmental Education Week

The Department of Defense Education Activity will celebrate National Environmental Education from April 11-17, 2010.

Thursday, April 1, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Honors Military Children during the Month of the Military Child

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and military communities around the world in honoring military children during April.

Thursday, April 1, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Final Official 2010 DoDEA Pacific Far East JROTC Results

Okinawa’s own Kubasaki High School took top honors in Drill and third place in Marksmanship at the 2010 DoDEA Pacific Far East Junior Reserve Officers’ Training Corps competition hosted here March 22-24.

Thursday, March 25, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2009 NAEP Results

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) fourth and eighth grade students continued their strong performance on the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) 2009 Reading Assessment.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Three DoDEA Pacific Science Students Set for National Competition

Freshman Nicole Perry of M.C. Perry High School in Iwakuni, Japan earned top honors at an awards ceremony.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Participate in the United States Senate Youth Program

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students recently participated in the 48th Annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) in Washington, D.C.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Selected to Participate in the 2010 Research Science Institute Program

Three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were selected to participate in the 2010 Research Science Institute (RSI) Program.

Monday, March 8, 2010 | DoDEA Pacific |
Kennedy Selected to Lead First-ever Area I DoDEA School

Career educator Shelly M. Kennedy will open the new Casey Elementary School.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Kadena Sophomore to represent Pacific in Voice of Democracy Contest

Kadena High School sophomore Margaret “Maggie” Brown is the winner of the VFW’s Voice of Democracy contest.

Friday, February 26, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Celebrate Music in Our Schools - March 2010

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join schools around the country in the observation of March as Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM).

Wednesday, February 24, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
DDESS Launches Environmental Survey of Two Laurel Bay Schools

In response to health concerns voiced by faculty and staff of both Galer Elementary and Bolden Elementary/Middle Schools aboard Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) Beaufort, S.C.

Thursday, February 11, 2010 | DoDEA Americas |
Schob Named Principal at Albritton Junior High School

Mrs. Patricia Schob, has been named principal of Albritton Junior High School, at Fort Bragg, North Carolina, in the North Carolina District.

Friday, February 5, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Budget Request Calls for New, Renovated Schools

Military children are one of the many groups poised to benefit from President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget request.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Military Families Gain Access to Free, Online Tutoring

The Defense Department has launched a free, online tutoring service for servicemembers and their families.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
First Lady Announces Family Program Budget Boost

President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2011 budget request calls for a record $8.8 billion for military family support programs.

Monday, January 11, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Doug Kelsey to Retire After Nearly 25 Years of Service

Doug Kelsey will retire on January 18, 2010 after serving almost 25 years.

Monday, January 11, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Selects Transformation Specialist to Assist with Expansion Plans in Korea

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announces the selection of Andrew W. Jenkins as its Transformation Specialist.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
Task Groups Meet to Plan for DoDEA’s Future

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Combined Task Groups met December 7-11, 2009 in Southbridge, Mass.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Releases School Report Cards

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) recently released web-based School Report Cards (SRCs).

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 | DoDEA Europe |
Future Educators Association 2010 Conference - Illuminate heart and mind. Teach!

Approximately 120 students from DoDDS-Europe Chapters of the Future Educators Association (FEA) will come together for their seventh annual conference on February 2-4 in Garmisch, Germany.

Thursday, December 17, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA's Playgrounds Renovated to Meet Needs of Special Needs Students

Within the next month the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will finalize renovations to some of its school playgrounds to better serve special needs students.

Wednesday, December 16, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA’s Playgrounds Renovated to Meet Needs of Special Needs Students

Within the next month the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will finalize renovations.

Saturday, December 12, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Graduate Among UNC Asheville Chamber Singers to Perform at White House December 17

When the University of North Carolina (Ashville) Chamber singers perform at both Walter Reed Hospital and the White House this week.

Thursday, December 10, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Noel Tillman to Retire After 30+ Years with DoDEA

Mr. Noel Tillman, Principal of Galer Elementary School, in the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA) Ft. Stewart, S.C./Cuba School District will retire on January 1, 2010, after completing 38+ years of federal service.

Friday, December 4, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Three DoDEA Students to Attend 2010 Research Science Institute

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is taking applications to select three students to attend the 2010 Research Science Institute (RSI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Thursday, December 3, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Headquarters Wraps Up Successful CFC Drive

Employees of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Headquarters pledged more than $46,000 during the 2009 Combined Federal Campaign (CFC).

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Guy Fieri's Top of the Class, Featuring the National ProStart Invitational, to Air on Food Network

The National Restaurant Association's 2009 National ProStart Invitational culinary competition will be featured in Guy Fieri's Top of the Class, a half-hour special airing on Food Network.

Friday, November 20, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Bolden Student Wins Cassini Scientist for a Day Essay Contest

Bolden Elementary/Middle School Science Teacher Pat Musgrave recently received word that one of her students, eighth grader Caroline Fontenot.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
AASA Toolkit Helps School Leaders Support Military Children

Some two million U.S. military children have had one or both parents deployed since 2001.

Monday, November 16, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
NEA American Education Week

NEA's American Education Week (AEW) spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college.

Monday, November 16, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific Teacher Margaret A. Marsett Passes Away in Misawa, Japan

Margaret A. Marsett, a fourth and fifth-grade multi-age teacher at Cummings Elementary School here, was found unresponsive at her off-base home Nov. 12.

Friday, November 6, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
Longtime DoDEA Pacific Employee Robert J. Joyce Passes Away

Robert J. Joyce, a longtime Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific employee, passed away Wednesday morning at Ryukyu University Hospital after a courageous cancer battle.

Friday, November 6, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Perry Named Pierce Terrace Elementary Principal

Mr. Brian Perry has been named principal of Pierce Terrace Elementary School, at Fort Jackson, S.C., in the South Carolina/Fort Stewart/DoDDSCuba District.

Wednesday, November 4, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Far East Football Championship Kicks Off Next Week

The top four large high school football teams from across DoDEA Pacific will compete here next week in a series of games to determine 1st through 4th place in the DoDEA Far East Football Championship.

Friday, October 23, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Results of 2009 SAT

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has released the results of its scores on the 2009 SAT exams.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Susan Morris Named 2010 Teacher of the Year

Susan S. Morris was recently selected as the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA) Teacher of the Year for 2010.

Monday, October 19, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnerships Awards $56 Million in Grants to Schools Serving Children of Military Service Members

The Department of Defense Education Activity awarded $56 million in grants to public schools serving military children throughout the nation.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 | DoDEA |
DoD Schools Prepare Science Students for Tomorrow's World

Defense Department schools are stressing studies in science, technology, engineering and math in keeping with 21st century needs, the head of the Department of Defense Education Activity's science program said yesterday.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Seven DoDEA Students Selected as Semifinalists in National Achievement Scholarship Program

Seven Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students have been selected as semifinalists in the 46th Annual National Achievement Scholarship Program (NASP).

Friday, September 18, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Six DoDEA Students Named as 2010 National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Six Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Thursday, September 10, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Results of the 2009 TerraNova Assessment

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has announced the results of its students' performance on the first administration of the new 2009 TerraNova, Third Edition, Multiple Assessments (TerraNova 3).

Saturday, September 5, 2009 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Pacific Mourns the Loss of Computer and Business Technology Teacher Perry L. Wilson

A Department of Defense Education Activity teacher passed away in his Yomitan-son home on Tuesday, Aug. 24.

Thursday, September 3, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price Student Meals DoDEA Schools in the Pacific and Europe

As the 2009-2010 School Year begins, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) wants families of children attending its schools in the Pacific and Europe to be aware of adjustments

Thursday, August 27, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools Begin School Year 2009-2010

More than 80,000 students will begin the 2009-2010 School Year in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Thursday, August 27, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Hunter-Boykin Named North Carolina Assistant Superintendent

Dr. Harriet Hunter-Boykin has been named assistant superintendent for the North Carolina District.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Heidelberg HS Senior Earns Prestigious Research Science Institute (RSI) Award

Shannon Grammel, a DoDEA Scholar, was awarded one of five coveted awards at the 2009 Research Science Institute (RSI) final presentations for her oral presentation,

Friday, August 14, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific 2009 Joint Administrators Conference

DoDEA Pacific school leaders from Guam, Japan, Korea and Okinawa gathered together this week for a joint conference focused on leadership and sustainability.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools' Student Immunization Reminder for School Year 2009-2010

The Department of Defense Activity (DoDEA) reminds parents to review their child's immunization record to ensure their vaccines are current prior to the start of School Year 2009-2010.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA's School's Student Immunization Reminder for SY 09-10

The Department of Defense Activity (DoDEA) reminds parents to review their child’s immunization record to ensure their vaccines are current prior to the start of School Year 2009-2010.

Thursday, July 23, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Achievement Gap in DoDEA Schools Continues to be Below Gap in Most States

The Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) schools continue to have some of the smallest achievement gaps between Black and White students of all ages

Thursday, July 23, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Butler Named Jackson Elementary School Principal

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).

Wednesday, July 22, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Bennett Named Barkley Elementary School Principal

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).

Wednesday, July 15, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Four New Superintendent Selections

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the selection of Deputy Area Superintendents for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment (CIA) for Europe, the Pacific and the U.S.

Monday, July 13, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Sapiente Named West Point Elementary School Principal

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS)

Friday, July 10, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Yahres Named Bolden Elementary/Middle School Principal

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).

Friday, July 10, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Parr Named Elliot Elementary School Principal

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Three New Superintendent Selections

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the selection of three new superintendents for school districts in North Carolina, Korea and Japan.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnerships Awards Grant to Morongo Unified School District

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) awarded a $2 million grant to Morongo Unified School District (MUSD), in 29 Palms, CA through a grant program aimed at assisting schools that serve children of military families.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
McClain Named Kingsolver Elementary School Principal

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Kreider Named Principal of Walker Intermediate School

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).

Tuesday, July 7, 2009 | DoDEA |
Conway Bradley Named Pierce Elementary School Principal

Dr. Linda Curtis, Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Grim Named Pope Elementary School Principal

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. Joel L. Grim.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
CFC-Overseas Public Service Announcement Competition 

Despite the economic downturn, U.S. service members and Department of Defense (DoD) civilians serving overseas stepped up and collectively raised over $15.8 million for people in need through the Combined Federal Campaign-Overseas (CFC-O) in 2008.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
The Sullivans School congratulates Sun 35 Art Contest awardees

Nearly 100 children and their family members celebrated the recipients of Sun 35 Art Contest and Curriculum Technology Showcase at the Sullivans School June 5.

Thursday, June 18, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Defense Schools' Director Pleased With Year's Accomplishments

For the Department of Defense Education Activity, the 2008-2009 school year was all about improving education for military children, the agency's director said as she reflected on the accomplishments of what she's dubbed "Team DoDEA."

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Kralevich Named Dexter Elementary School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDSCuba) announced today that Dr. Matthew Kralevich.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009 | DoDEA |
Hughes Named Principal at White Elementary School

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. Glenn Hughes.

Tuesday, June 9, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Selects Area Superintendents for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the selection of Paul Dellacroce as the new Area Superintendent for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment in Europe

Friday, June 5, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA selects Daisy Schneider as Assistant Principal of the Year for 2009-2010

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has chosen Daisy L. Schneider as the 2009-2010 Assistant Principal of the Year.

Wednesday, June 3, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Completes Review of Kindergarten Program Pupil-To-Teacher Ratio

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has completed a review of an initiative that would reduce its Kindergarten Program Pupil-to-Teacher Ratio (PTR) to 18:1 from the current standard of 29:1.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Obituary - Sam Menniti, Korea District Superintendent, Department of Defense Dependents Schools - Pacific

Mr. Sam Menniti, the Korea District Superintendent for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools - Pacific (DoDDS-Pacific), died on Sunday, May 31, after a prolonged illness near his home in Florida.

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Deployed parents can watch DoDDS-E graduations live

Deployed servicemembers will be able to view their high school graduating seniors via live webcasts on graduation day.

Thursday, May 14, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Changes DDESS Enrollment Policy for Fallen Warrior Dependents

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced it has changed a policy regarding the education of the dependents of Fallen Military members.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Area Director Aligned to New Posts

Ms. Diana Ohman, Director of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe (DoDDS-Europe), and Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Pacific (DoDDS-Pacific),

Thursday, May 7, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam announces ViSIONS 09 – Pacific Video Showcase

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS - Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce ViSIONS, an online display of exemplary videos produced by our high school students during this school year.

Tuesday, May 5, 2009 | DoDEA Americas |
Blazquez Named Principal at Antilles Elementary School

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDSCuba) announced today that Mrs. Lydia Blazquez.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Beraza Announces Plans to Retire; Accepts Yakima Washington Position

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba)

Thursday, April 30, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Reviews Pupil-to-Teacher Ratio in Kindergarten and Middle School Programs

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is evaluating staffing allocated to support Kindergarten and Middle School programs for the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 School Years.

Thursday, April 30, 2009 | DoDEA Europe |
Flu Outbreak Response

News of the spread of a H1N1 flu strain escalated in late April and has become a topic of concern throughout communities in Europe.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Honored as 2009 Semi-Finalists in Presidential Scholars Program

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students are among 560 students selected as semifinalists for the 2009 Presidential Scholars Program.

Wednesday, April 8, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces New Education Chief for DDESS Schools

Dr. Linda Curtis has been selected as the new Education Chief for the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) schools in the United States, Puerto Rico, and Cuba.

Monday, April 6, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Superintendent Receives National Excellence in Education Award

Dr. Dell McMullen, Superintendent of the Department of Defense Domestic Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) for Georgia/Alabama District,

Monday, March 30, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Parents, Students and Teachers Give High Ratings to Schools DoDEA Releases 2008-2009 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced today the results of its 2008-2009 Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS).

Monday, March 30, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education

Pentagon officials announced today the selection of Mr. Charlie Toth as Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Friday, March 27, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Jim Jarrard Retires after 28 Years of Federal Service

James Paul (Jim) Jarrard, an Education Program Specialist for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), will retire after 28 years of federal service.

Friday, March 27, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
Winner's - 28th Anniversary - Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacifc/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce the following high school students were selected as winners.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Chosen to Participate at the Research Science Institute

Three students from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were selected to participate in the 2009 Research Science Institute (RSI) Program held from June through August at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT).

Thursday, March 12, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Buchwald Named DoDEA's NASSP Middle and High School Principal of The Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that, Maria Buchwald, Principal, Ramstein Middle School, is DoDEA's NASSP Principal of the Year for Middle and High School.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009 | DoDEA |
Lejeune Educator Earns National Restaurant Association's Award

Lejeune High School (LHS) Culinary Arts Teacher Shirley Bryan was named 2009 North Carolina Educator Excellence Award Winner by the National Restaurant Association.

Tuesday, March 10, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Task Group Reviews Education Activity's Literacy Programs

The Department of Defense Education Activity has suspended the use of the Reading Recovery program in its European schools for the school year that begins in the fall.

Monday, March 9, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
Sure Start Program - School Year 2009-2010

DoDDS Pacific Elementary Schools are accepting applications for the Sure Start program.

Thursday, March 5, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
Seoul Middle School and Edgren Middle School win MATHCOUNTS Pacific Chapter competition

Nine teams and two individuals competed in this year's 2009 MATHCOUNTS competition.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
TerraNova Testing March 9-27

From March 9-27, most DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam students in Grades 3-11 will be taking the TerraNova, Third Edition, Multiple Assessments exam.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
USS George Washington Adopts Sullivans Elementary School

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam , is pleased to announce that sailors from the Navy’s only permanently forward-deployed aircraft carrier

Tuesday, March 3, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
Spring Recess Slated for April 6-10

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam , would like to remind students and parents that spring recess for schools in the Pacific is scheduled for April 6-10, 2009.

Thursday, February 26, 2009 | DoDEA |
Star Wars: The Clone Wars Voice of Obi-Wan Kenobi visits DoDDS-Okinawa Schools

James Arnold Taylor, the voice behind Obi-Wan Kenobi in the recent movie, Star Wars: The Clone Wars, recently visited Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools in Okinawa, Japan, as part of the USO's Education Tour.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009 | DoDEA Pacific |
James Arnold Taylor to Visit DoDDS-Okinawa Schools February 17-19

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam is please to announce that James Arnold Taylor will visit DoDDS-Okinawa as part of a USO Tour.

Wednesday, February 4, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Lejeune High Culinary Arts Students Take State Honors Second Year in a Row

Lejeune High School (LHS) Culinary Arts team won first place for the second consecutive year in the 2009 Carolina ProStart Student Invitational (CPSI) held in Myrtle Beach, S.C., Jan. 26-27.

Friday, January 30, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
Fourteen DoDEA Students Named As Candidates in Presidental Scholars Program

Fourteen DoDEA students are among more than 3,000 candidates in the 2009 Presidential Scholars Program.

Thursday, January 22, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
The Sullivans Meets the USS The Sullivans By Megan Cullen, The Sullivans School

USS The Sullivans, an Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer, is on an eight-month "Flying the Colors" and goodwill cruise and display of strength mission.

Friday, January 9, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
DODEA Students Selected for United States Senate Youth Program Students Headed to Washington and to Receive $5000 Scholarship

Dr. Shirley A. Miles, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity, today announced Michael Boone and Luke Morange as delegates to the 47th annual United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP) that will be held March 7 -14, 2009 in Washington, D.C

Thursday, January 8, 2009 | DoDEA World Wide |
AFNorth Student to Attend Inaugural Events

As the 44th President of the United States is inaugurated on January 20, one DoDEA student will have a front seat at many of the historic activities in the Nation's Capital.

Monday, December 22, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Croughton Elementary School Principal is Awarded Outstanding DoD Employee with a Disability Award

Ms. Georgia Ann Williams-Fitzpatrick, principal of the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA) Croughton Elementary School in England

Wednesday, December 17, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Lejeune High School Teacher Earns Certification

Lejeune High School (LHS) Culinary Arts Teacher Jane Varalli has successfully completed all of the requirements necessary to become a Certified Secondary Foodservice Educator (CSFE) through the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF).

Wednesday, December 3, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Seeking Nominations for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is encouraging principals, students, parents, teachers, community members

Monday, December 1, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Hosts Event with Department of Education W.W. Ashurst Elementary School on Marine Corps Base Quantico

The Department of Defense Education Activity will host the U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Raymond Simon at W.W. Ashurst Elementary School on Marine Corps Base Quantico on Wed., Dec. 3

Friday, November 14, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Celebrates American Education Week

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join the National Education Association (NEA) in celebrating its 87th Annual American Education Week from November 16-22, 2008.

Friday, November 14, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Christopher Hanson selected to the National Science Teachers Association (NSTA) Academy Fellowship Program for 2008-2009

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam is please to recognize Christopher Hanson for his selection to the NSTA Fellowship Program for 2009.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Gibson Named Van Voorhis Elementary School Principal

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 Mrs. Laura Gibson.

Monday, November 3, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Launches 2008 Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will administer its biennial Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) from November 1, 2008 through February 28, 2009.

Monday, October 20, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Coulter Named Wassom Middle School Principal

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. Walter Coulter.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA to Participate in Red Ribbon Week

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) and many of its schools around the world will join military installations and schools throughout the United States in participating in Red Ribbon Week.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Fort Bragg School’s Name to Honor Soldier’s Memory

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 the new elementary school at Fort Bragg will honor the memory of Master Sergeant Gary Ivan Gordon.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Motolenich Named Brittin Elementary School Principal

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.

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Dorothy Goff Goulet Named 2009 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Dorothy Goff Goulet is the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) 2009 Teacher of the Year.

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards Three Grants to Schools

The Department of Defense Education Activity recently awarded three grants to the Hawaii Department of Education, Beaufort County School District, and El Paso Independent School District under a pilot grant program.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Launches MilitaryK12Partners Website with Info for Military-Connected Schools

DoDEA's Educational Partnership Branch launched a new site

Tuesday, September 30, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Daniel-Kapiko Named Tarawa Terrace II Principal

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 Ms. Leigh Anne Daniel-Kapiko.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Stone Named Georgia/Alabama Assistant Superintendent

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 Dr. Fordyce Stone.

Monday, September 15, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Five DoDEA Students Named As National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists

Five Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students were named as National Merit Scholarship Semifinalists by the National Merit Scholarship Corporation (NMSC).

Friday, September 12, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Chief of Staff Announced Charles Kelker

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the selection of Charles E. Kelker as the new Chief of Staff for the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Pacific.

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2008 SAT Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has released the results of its scores on the 2008 SAT exams.

Thursday, September 4, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Encouraged to Participate in Army's eCYBERMISSION

The Army has launched the eCYBERMISSION Awards Program for the 2008-2009 School Year and DoDEA is encouraging students to participate in the program.

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Income Eligibility Guidelines for Free and Reduced-Price Student Meals in Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)

As the 2008-2009 School year beings, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) wants families of children attending Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS)

Friday, August 29, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Blease Named Kentucky Assistant Superintendent

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 Dr. Jo Blease.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools Begin 2008-2009 School Year

Nearly 80,000 students have begun the 2008-2009 School Year in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Monday, August 25, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Procurement Chief

Mr. Chris Pigott has been selected as the new Procurement Chief for the Department of Defense Education Activity.

Friday, August 22, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Future Change to 2009-2010 Kindergarten Program

DoDEA will make an important change to its entrance age eligibility requirement that will affect the Kindergarten Program for the 2009-2010 School Year.

Thursday, August 21, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Introduces New Standardized Report Card in 4th-6th Grade Classrooms for 2008-2009 School Year

A new Standardized Report Card for School Year 2008-2009 will be introduced for Grades 4, 5, and 6 in Department of Defense Dependents Schools

Wednesday, August 20, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Implements GradeSpeed for the 2008-2009 School Year

As the 2008-2009 school year begins, parents of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students will be better informed about what happens at school regardless of their location or deployment status.

Friday, August 15, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
Teacher of the Year by District for 2008-2009

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam is please to recognize the selection of the Teacher of the Year candidates for 2009.

Friday, August 15, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Announces New Leadership

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the selection of new administrators by district.

Thursday, August 14, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
School Begins August 25th - Registration For 2008-2009 School Year Continues At DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Schools

Registration for the 2008-2009 school year is under way throughout DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam.

Thursday, August 7, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Patricia Robblee Honored with "Preserve America History Teacher of the Year" Award

Patricia Robblee, a U.S. History teacher at Lejeune High School, has been selected as the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) History Teacher of the Year by the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and Preserve America.

Monday, July 28, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA's Students' TerraNova Scores Remain Higher than National Average

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students' average scores are higher than the national average for the 2008 TerraNova Multiple Assessments, 2nd Edition.

Monday, July 28, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Carr Named Principal at McNair Elementary School

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 Dr. Carolyn D. Carr.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Blewis Selected as DoDEA Chief of Staff

Robert J. Blewis has been selected as the Chief of Staff for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Wednesday, July 9, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Kacmarski Named Russell Elementary School Principal

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 Mrs. Donna Kacmarski.

Thursday, July 3, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Okinawa Superintendent Announced – Martha Brown

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the selection of Martha Brown as the new Superintendent for the Okinawa District, Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Pacific.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Miles Selected as Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity

Dr. Shirley A. Miles has been selected as the new Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Friday, June 27, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Hall Named Principal at Butner Elementary School

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 Mrs. Sharon “Sherry” Hall.

Thursday, June 26, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Hayes, Perry to Head Maxwell, Robins Admin Team

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 Ms. Melissa Hayes.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Director Reflects on His Service

After nine years, Dr. Joe Tafoya, the Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), is retiring from his work in federal service.

Friday, June 13, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Facon Named DoDEA Chief of Educational Partnerships Branch

The Department of Defense Education Activity has named Kathy Facon as the new Chief of Educational Partnerships Branch for the organization.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
Pacific Area National History Day Awards

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam is proud to announce Ms. Jonalyn Yu, a nurse at Darby Elementary School was selected as the Overseas School Nurses Association, (OSHNA) Nurse of the Year for 2008/2009.

Thursday, June 12, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Herring Named Dahlgren School Principal

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 Mrs. Alice Herring.

Friday, June 6, 2008 | DoDEA Americas |
Hollier Named Quantico Middle/High School Principal

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. Michael Hollier.

Friday, May 30, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Director Awarded National PTA Life Achievement Award

Dr. Joe Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), was recently awarded the National Parent Teacher Association's (PTA's) Life Achievement Award.

Thursday, May 22, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Participate in Odyssey of the Mind

Nine groups of students from the Department of Defense Dependants Schools (DoDDS) will travel to the University of Maryland's College Park campus in late May to compete in the Odyssey of the Mind World Finals Competition.

Monday, May 12, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
Darby Elementary School Nurse, Ms. Jonalyn Yu – Selected as Overseas School Nurse of the Year

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam is proud to announce Ms. Jonalyn Yu, a nurse at Darby Elementary School was selected as the Overseas School Nurses Association, (OSHNA) Nurse of the Year for 2008/2009.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Teachers Receive Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

Two Department of Defense Education Activity Teachers were among the 99 educators recently chosen to receive the annual Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) for 2007.

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Roberts Named DoDEA Chief of Logistics

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) has named Russ Roberts as the new Chief of Logistics for the organization.

Monday, May 5, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Halley Named 2008 DoDEA Assistant Principal of The Year for Elementary and Middle Level

Jennifer E. Halley, of Jackson Elementary School at Fort Campbell, KY, is the 2008 Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Assistant Principal of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level.

Friday, May 2, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Director Retiring from Federal Service

Dr. Joe Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced he will be retiring from Federal Service.

Monday, April 28, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes National Teacher Appreciation Week - May 4-10

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join schools around the country and the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in recognizing the nation's teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Thursday, April 17, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
Far East Honor Music Festival – April 21-25, Yokota Air Base, Japan

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam will sponsor the 29th Far East Honor Music Festival at Yokota High School, Yokota Air Base, Japan, April 21-25

Tuesday, April 15, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
Media Advisory

Key DoDEA leaders are scheduled to be visiting our schools from mid April through the first week in May in Japan.

Wednesday, April 9, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Susan M. Ahart Selected as DoDEA Nominee to the 2008 National Distinguished Principals Program

Mrs. Susan M. Ahart, Principal of Jackson Elementary School at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, has been selected as the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) nominee to the 2008 National Distinguished Principals (NDP) Program.

Tuesday, April 8, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2007 NAEP Writing Results

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) eighth grade students scored significantly higher than the national average on writing achievement tests administered by the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Friday, April 4, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
Winners - 27th Anniversary - Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director, DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce the following high school students were selected as winners;

Tuesday, April 1, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes Month of Military Child

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and military communities worldwide in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child.

Monday, March 31, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA's Online Learning Academy to Conduct Registration for School Year 2008-2009

Registration for the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) School Year 2008-2009 Online Learning Academy (OLA) will begin on April 15.

Monday, March 31, 2008 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) selected four of its teachers as finalists to compete in the 2007 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

Monday, March 31, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
April - Month of the Military Child

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam joins the Department of Defense and military communities worldwide in celebrating April as Month of the Military Child.

Monday, March 24, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
Seoul American Middle School Takes Top Spot in MATHCOUNTS

Nine teams and two individuals competed in this year's 2008 DoDDS State MATHCOUNTS competition.

Friday, March 14, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Gonzalez Named 2008 DoDEA Principal of the Year for Middle and High School

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Dr. Julio Gonzalez, Principal of Faith Middle School, Fort Benning, GA.

Friday, March 7, 2008 | DoDEA |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Superintendent Retires - Michael Diekmann

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam announced the retirement of Mr. Michael Diekmann after 26 years of service to the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Friday, March 7, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Superintendent Announced Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles as the new Superintendent for the Guam District, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA).

Thursday, March 6, 2008 | DoDEA Pacific |
Terra Nova Testing March 10-21

From March 10-21, most DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam students in Grades 3-11 will be taking the TerraNova, Second Edition, Multiple Assessments exam.

Tuesday, February 26, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Former DoDEA Administrator to Receive NCA's John Vaughn Award

Dr. Janet Rope, who recently retired as the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Accountability Administrator

Thursday, February 21, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
Many DoDEA Schools Gear Up for Read Across America

Thousands of DoDEA students worldwide and schools across the United States will join in celebrating the 10th annual Read Across America Day in March.

Thursday, January 24, 2008 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2008 United States Senate Youth Program Delegates

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) students Christopher Brown and Brianna Fitch have been selected as delegates to the 2008 United States Senate Youth Program (USSYP).

Tuesday, December 11, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Gerstner Named New York/Virginia District Assistant Superintendent

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. Gary Gerstner.

Monday, December 10, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Arroyo Named Puerto Rico Assistant Superintendent

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 Dr. Carmen Arroyo.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDDS Korea Superintendent Announced - Samuel Menniti

Okinawa, Japan - Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the selection of Samuel D. Menniti as the new Superintendent for the Korea District

Monday, November 26, 2007 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Korea Superintendent Announced - Samuel Menniti

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the selection of Samuel D. Menniti as the new Superintendent for the Korea District, Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Pacific.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes National Distance Learning Week

November 12th though the 16th of this year is National Distance Learning Week sponsored by the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA)

Wednesday, October 24, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
White Named Delalio Elementary School Principal

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 Mrs. Cassandra White.

Friday, October 19, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Kadena HS Student wins Silver at Shanghai Olympics

"We have an Olympic medalist in our midst and we are very proud of him!" exclaimed Dr. Gayle Vaughn-Wiles, superintendent of DoDDS Okinawa,

Tuesday, October 16, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Mowen Named Mudge Elementary School Principal

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 Dr. Gregg Mowen.

Thursday, October 11, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA's 2007 National Distinguished Principal Honored in Washington, D.C.

Richard R. Alix, Principal of Naples Elementary School in Naples, Italy, and DoDEA's 2007 National Distinguished Principal

Wednesday, October 10, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Assistant Associate Director for Education

Dr Shirley Miles, the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director, announced today the selection of Mr. Charlie Toth as Assistant Associate Director for Education.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Jessica Buckley Honored with "Preserve America History Teacher of the Year" Award

Jessica Buckley, a Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher, has been selected to receive this year's "Preserve America History Teacher of the Year" award.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Cathleen Marziali Named 2008 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Cathleen Marziali is the 2008 Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Teacher of the Year.

Friday, October 5, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Resource Management Chief

Mr. Kevin Kelly, Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA), has named Claudia Shaw as the organization's Resource Management Division Chief.

Monday, October 1, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2007 NAEP Results

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) fourth and eighth grade students made advances in reading achievement

Wednesday, September 26, 2007 | DoDEA Pacific |
JROTC Yokota High School Students attending Academic Challenge Finals at George Mason University in Fairfax VA

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce that five cadets from Yokota High School,

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | DoDEA Pacific |
Guam High School Opens Doors to Students and Community August 29

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDSPacific/ DDESS-Guam is pleased to announce the opening of a new high school facility in Guam

Wednesday, September 12, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2007 SAT Results

Students in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools scored similarly to their counterparts throughout the United States on their 2007 SAT exams, according to figures released today by Dr. Joe Tafoya, DoDEA Director.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Guiendon to Oversee DoDDS-Cuba

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba) recently announced that Dr. Joseph Guiendon.

Monday, September 10, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Gould Named New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District Superintendent

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Wednesday, September 5, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Patrick L. Kessler Elementary School to be Dedicated

The Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools Begin 2007-2008 School Year

More than 85,000 students have begun School Year 2007-2008 in the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Associate Director for Financial and Business Operations

Leslye A. Arsht, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (DUSD-MC&FP), today announced the selection of Mr. Kevin Kelly as the new Associate Director

Monday, August 27, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Marc Mossburg Named Chief of Curriculum for DoDEA

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced today that Dr. Marc Mossburg will serve as the Chief of Curriculum.

Thursday, August 23, 2007 | DoDEA Pacific |
Women's Equity Day Observance August 24 Torii Station

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director for DoDDS- Pacific/DDESS-Guam will deliver remarks at 3:00 p.m. on August 24 at the Torii Station Theater.

Monday, August 20, 2007 | DoDEA Pacific |
Sure Start Program - School Year 2007-2008

DoDDS Pacific Elementary Schools are accepting applications for the Sure Start program.

Friday, August 3, 2007 | DoDEA Pacific |
Kim McLaughlin to Succeed Ed Banka as Human Resource Officer for DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, announced Mrs. Kimberlee McLaughlin will serve as the Human Resources Officer for DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 | DoDEA Pacific |
TerraNova Assessment Results Demonstrate DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Students Continue To Outperform State Side Schools In All Areas

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce that the results from the TerraNova Assessment clearly demonstrate that students in the Pacific continue to score higher than the national average in all subject areas.

Wednesday, August 1, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Mallory Named Wilson Elementary School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Friday, July 27, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Employees Scheduled to Transition to NSPS

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) confirmed today that approximately 2800 DoDEA General Schedule employees will transition into the National Security Personnel System (NSPS) effective January 20, 2008.

Friday, July 27, 2007 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Announced 2007 TerraNova Assessment Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the results of the 2007 standardized test results for the TerraNova Multiple Assessments, 2nd Edition.

Thursday, July 26, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Haberman Named Scott Middle School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Einhorn Named W.T. Sampson School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Jeter Named DDESS Deputy Director

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Tuesday, July 24, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Jeter Named DDESS Deputy Director

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba,

Friday, July 20, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Sholar Named Brewster Middle School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Wednesday, July 11, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Shares Teacher Training Opportunities with Local Teachers in Hawaii Public Schools

When the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teachers from around the globe attend mathematics training this summer in Honolulu, they'll be sitting side by side with colleagues from public schools in Hawaii.

Thursday, July 5, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Chevis Named Lejeune High School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Friday, June 22, 2007 | DoDEA |
Vanderbilt Study Finds That DoDEA Approach Positions Schools at the Center of Family Life

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools have taken an approach that positions schools at the center of family life,

Monday, June 11, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Waters Named 2007 DoDEA Assistant Principal of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level

Dr. Thomas R.E. Waters, of Ramstein Middle School in Ramstein, Germany, has been selected as the 2007 Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Assistant Principal of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level.

Monday, June 11, 2007 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Names New Director of Human Resources

Dr. Joe Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), announced today the selection of Ms. Lenoir Graham as DoDEA's Director of Human Resources.

Thursday, May 31, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Named Jason Argonaut

In 6th-grade, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) teacher and former JASON Argonaut, Christine Arnold, involved student, Lewis Hahn, in The JASON Project: Disappearing Wetlands project.

Friday, May 25, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Government Wins Camp Lejeune Schools A-76 Competition

The outcome of the “A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competition,” was announced Thursday when the Camp Lejeune Assistant Superintendent opened the envelope and read the results of the competition cost comparison.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Government Wins Fort Knox Schools A-76 Competition

The outcome of the “A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competition,” was announced Tuesday when the Fort Knox Schools Community Superintendent opened the envelope and read the results of the competition cost comparison.

Thursday, May 24, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Names New Associate Director for Education

Leslye A. Arsht, Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Military Community and Family Policy (DUSD-MC&FP), today announced the selection of Dr. Shirley Miles as the new Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director,

Monday, May 21, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Turnipseed Named Lucas Elementary School Principal

Dr. Elaine Beraza, Director, Department of Defense (DoD) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) and Department of Defense Dependents Schools, Cuba, (DoDDS-Cuba).

Thursday, May 10, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Contractor Wins Fort Campbell Schools A-76 Competition

The outcome of the “A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competition,” was announced Tuesday when the Fort Campbell Schools Community Superintendent.

Tuesday, May 8, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Plans to Offer Summer Program

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is offering a free four-week, half-day Summer Program to many of its Space-Required students in grades K-8 again this year.

Monday, May 7, 2007 | DoDEA |
European PTA Spelling Bee Contestant Heads to Nation's Capital

Baumholder High School 7th grader, Rachel Money heads to Washington, D.C. to represent schools from DoDDS-Europe in the annual National Scripps-Howard Spelling Bee on May 30 - 31. Rachel is the daughter of Army Lt. Col. Michael and Lisa Money.

Friday, May 4, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Lakenheath Students Among Nationwide Scholars

Two DoDEA students are among 141 students selected nationwide as the 2007 Presidential Scholars. Both students are from Lakenheath HS.

Friday, May 4, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students to Participate in National Geographic Bee

Two students from the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools will participate in the National Geographic Bee that will be held in Washington, DC, May 22-23.

Thursday, May 3, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Military Parents in Iraq and Afghanistan to View Graduations Live Via Webcasts

WIESBADEN, Germany

Monday, April 30, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes National Teacher Appreciation Week - May 6-12

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join schools around the country and the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in recognizing the nation's teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Friday, April 27, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Teacher of the Year Participates in White House Recognition Ceremony

Patricia A. Laney, the 2007 Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Teacher of the Year, participated with other 2007 state Teachers of the Year in a recognition ceremony yesterday at the White House.

Thursday, April 26, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Student Receives Top Honors for Artwork

A DoDEA student received top honors for her entry in the National Museum of the United States Air Force Annual Student Aviation Art Competition.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Students Capture Many Awards In Army's Ecybermission Competition

Seven student teams from DoDEA schools around the globe have won recognition in the 2006-2007 eCYBERMISSION regional competition.

Thursday, April 12, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Forms Educational Partnership Directorate to Work with Local Schools

Dr. Joe Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the formation of a new directorate to coordinate partnership activities and initiatives with local education agencies (LEAs).

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Richard R. Alix Selected as DoDEA Nominee to the 2007 National Distinguished Principals Program

Mr. Richard R. Alix, Principal of Naples Elementary School in Naples, Italy, has been selected as the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) nominee to the 2007 National Distinguished Principals (NDP) Program.

Wednesday, April 11, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
Kidd Named Diamond Elementary School Principal

Mrs. Linda Kidd has been named the principal of Diamond Elementary School, Fort Stewart, GA.

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
New Eligibility Guidelines Announced For Free/Reduced School Lunches

The Department of Defense Education Activity is encouraging families of children attending its overseas schools to reapply for free and reduced price school lunches

Monday, April 2, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Observes Month of the Military Child

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and military communities worldwide in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child.

Thursday, March 22, 2007 | DoDEA Pacific |
KADENA MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENT TAKES TOP SPOT - ZAMA MIDDLE SCHOOL PLACED SECOND, IN MATHCOUNTS

Ten teams and seven individuals competed in this year's 2007 DoDDS State MATHCOUNTS competition.

Thursday, March 15, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Parents, Students and Teachers Give High Ratings to Schools 2006-2007 Customer Satisfaction Survey Results Released

The Department of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced today the results of its 2006-2007 Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS).

Wednesday, March 7, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Middle School Principal Meets With President Bush at White House

Dr. Ellen Minette Principal, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg, Germany, met with President Bush yesterday at the White House.

Friday, March 2, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Helps Celebrate Music in Our Schools Month - March 2007

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join schools around the country in the observation of March as Music in Our Schools Month (MIOSM).

Tuesday, February 6, 2007 | DoDEA Americas |
DDESS to Close Fort Jackson's Hood Street Elementary School

Hood Street Elementary School, at Fort Jackson, SC, will close its doors at the end of this school year.

Thursday, January 25, 2007 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces Finalists for the Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) selected four of its teachers as finalists to compete in the 2006 Presidential Awards for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) program.

Wednesday, January 24, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA to Discontinue Remote Home School Program in School Year 2007-2008

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced it will discontinue its Remote Home School Program beginning in School Year 2007-2008 because of the expiration of funding allocations and grants for the program.

Tuesday, January 2, 2007 | DoDEA World Wide |
Still Time to Respond to DoDEA 2006 Customer Satisfaction Survey

Students, parents and teachers still have time to respond to the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS).

Wednesday, December 20, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
STUDENT ENROLLMENT - FORM 600 ON-LINE

Form 600 is now on-line at www.pac.dodea.edu. This represents an efficient method for parents enrolling students entering into DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam.

Monday, December 11, 2006 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces 2007 United States Senate Youth Program Delegates

David Michael Zumbach, a senior at Ansbach High School in Germany, and Kara Lynn Elder, a senior at Bitburg High School in Germany

Tuesday, November 7, 2006 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Marks American Education Week

The 85th Annual American Education Week (AEW) will be observed in Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools worldwide from November 12-18, 2006.

Wednesday, October 25, 2006 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Student to Participate in Virginia's "Jamestown Live!" Teach-In

Savon Bracey, an eighth-grade student at Bitburg Middle School in Bitburg, Germany will participate in "Jamestown Live! Experience the Journey that Changed the World," on November 9 in Jamestown, VA.

Friday, October 20, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Schools Adjust Dates for 2006 Winter Holiday Break

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will adjust the winter holiday break schedule to begin at the close of school on December 20, 2006 and end on January 7, 2007.

Thursday, October 19, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Launches 2006 Customer Satisfaction Survey

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will begin administering its Customer Satisfaction Survey (CSS) November 1, 2006 through February 28, 2007.

Thursday, October 12, 2006 | DoDEA |
Patricia Laney Named 2007 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

Patricia A. Laney is the 2007 Department of Defense Education Activity's Teacher of the Year.

Monday, September 11, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Principal Selected as 2007 NASSP Principal of the Year for Middle School

The National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP) and the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (MetLife) announced the selection today of Dr. Ellen Minette

Thursday, August 31, 2006 | DoDEA |
2006 SAT Scores for DoDEA Released Strong Gains in SAT Scores Reported for DoDEA Students

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the 2006 SAT results for the system, showing strong gains on both the math and critical reading portions of the test.

Monday, August 28, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Starrett Named Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School Principal

Mr. Mike Starrett has been named principal of Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School at Camp Lejeune in the North Carolina District. He is currently assistant principal at Faith Middle School, Fort Benning, Ga.

Friday, August 25, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Taton-Saunders Named Bolden Elementary School Principal

Dr. Jacque Taton-Saunders has been named the new principal of Bolden Elementary School at Beaufort, South Carolina, one of three Laurel Bay Schools in the South Carolina/Fort Stewart District. She is currently principal of Antilles Elementary School, at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

Wednesday, August 23, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Honoree

The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History announced a national program called "Preserve America History Teacher of the Year" to honor outstanding teachers of American history across the country.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Launches Foreign Language Initiative: Elementary School FLES Spanish and Chinese Secondary School Courses to be added this year

Beginning this fall, DoDEA will introduce Spanish as a foreign language at selected elementary schools across the system and introductory Chinese courses at selected middle schools and high schools.

Tuesday, August 22, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA to Set New Strategic Direction for 2006-2011

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced today that it will implement a revised Community Strategic Plan (CSP). challenges that each program and each community must address.

Thursday, August 17, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
DODDS-PACIFIC/DDESS-GUAM HIGHLIGHTS CHANGES IN ELIGIBILITY FOR THIS SCHOOL YEAR

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the cancellation of Department of Defense Regulation 1342.13 and reissuing the policy using the same number on August 11.

Thursday, August 10, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
SURE START PROGRAM - SCHOOL YEAR 2006-2007

DoDDS Pacific Elementary Schools are accepting applications for the Sure Start program.

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DODEA STUDENTS SCORE 10-26 POINTS ABOVE THE NATIONAL AVERAGE Spring 2006 Standardized Test Results Released

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the organization's 2006 standardized test results for the TerraNova Multiple Assessments, 2nd Edition.

Friday, July 21, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Howle Named McNair Elementary School Principal

Mr. Tim Howle has been named principal of McNair Elementary School at Fort Bragg in the North Carolina District. He most recently served as assistant principal of Albritton Junior High School, Fort Bragg.

Thursday, July 20, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Cryderman Named West Point Elementary School Principal

Ms. Shawne Cryderman has been named principal of West Point Elementary School at West Point, NY, in the New York/ Virginia/Puerto Rico District. She is currently principal of DoDDS-Europe's Mannheim Elementary School, Mannheim, Germany.

Friday, July 14, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Thomas Named Assistant Superintendent at Camp Lejeune for North Carolina District

Mrs. Elizabeth Thomas has been named assistant superintendent at Camp Lejeune for the North Carolina District. She is currently principal of Lejeune's Tarawa Terrace II Elementary School.

Monday, July 3, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Klopfer Named Principal of Fort Benning's Dexter Elementary School

Melissa Klopfer has been named principal of Dexter Elementary School, at Fort Benning, Georgia, in the Georgia/Alabama District.

Monday, July 3, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Rose Named Robins Elementary School Principal

Mr. Bill Rose has been named principal of Robins Elementary School, Robins Air Force Base, Georgia, in the Georgia/Alabama District. Rose is currently principal of Smith Elementary School in Baumholder, Germany.

Tuesday, June 20, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Hines Named Scott Middle School Principal

Dr. Floyd Hines has been named principal of Scott Middle School, Fort Knox, Kentucky.

Monday, June 19, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
McKinnon Named Mahaffey Middle School Principal

Mr. Hugh McKinnon has been named principal of Mahaffey Middle School, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Tuesday, June 13, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA To Review Student Information Systems (SIS)

Over the past school year, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) implemented a new student information system, Student Management Solutions or SMS.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Outstanding Assistant Principal

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly recognizes an outstanding assistant principal as DoDEA Assistant Principal of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level.

Wednesday, May 31, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces National Distinguished Principals Nominee

Each year, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly joins the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) in recognizing National Distinguished Principals of the Year for Elementary and Middle Level.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Continues Top Tier National Science Performance

On May 24, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the science results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP).

Monday, May 22, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
DDESS Nominates Two for Top Honors Consideration

Mrs. Phyllis Parker, Wilson Elementary School principal, at Fort Benning, Georgia, and Mrs. Linda Haberman, Assistant Principal of Marshall Elementary School,

Friday, May 19, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Selected to Participate at the Research Science Institute

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is pleased to announce that three of our students have been selected to participate in the Research Science Institute (RSI) sponsored by the Center for Excellence in Education.

Thursday, May 11, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
STUDENTS FROM EJ KING AND SEOUL AMERICAN HIGH SCHOOLS SELECTED TO ATTEND THE RESEARCH SCIENCE INSTITUTE

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce the following high school students were selected to attend the 2006 Research Science Institute (RSI) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology this summer.

Tuesday, May 9, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Witte Named Wassom Middle School Principal

Mr. David Witte has been named principal of Wassom Middle School, Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

Monday, April 24, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Prepares for National Teacher Appreciation Week -- MAY 7-13, 2006

Each year, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools proudly join the National Parent Teacher Association (PTA) in recognizing the nation's teachers during National Teacher Appreciation Week.

Friday, April 14, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
FAR EAST MUSIC FESTIVAL - APRIL 24-28 AT KUBASAKI HIGH SCHOOL

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam will sponsor the 27th Far East Honors Music Festival at Kubasaki High School, Camp Butler, Okinawa April 24-28.

Friday, April 14, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
MONTH OF THE MILITARY CHILD

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam along with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and the armed forces community in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child.

Friday, April 14, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Rudy Named West Point Middle School Principal

Mr. David Rudy has been named principal of West Point Middle school in the Virginia/New York/Puerto Rico District.

Thursday, April 6, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Celebrates 'Month of the Military Child'

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) joins the Department of Defense and the armed forces community in celebrating April as The Month of the Military Child.

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
WINNERS - 25TH ANNIVERSARY - JUNIOR SCIENCE AND HUMANITIES SYMPOSIUM

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce the following high school students were selected as winners;

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
Team from Seoul American Middle School placed Second in MathCounts

A team of four middle school Mathletes® from Seoul American Middle School, placed second in the 2006 DoDEA MATHCOUNTS State Competition. The top team was from Landstuhl Elementary/Middle School in Europe.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
W. T. Sampson Sends $2500 to Adopted Hurricane-Hit School

Students at W.T. Sampson High school, DoDDS, recently sent a $2500 donation to hard-hit Pass Christian Public High School.

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 | DoDEA Americas |
Educators to Attend Oxford Round Tables

Two Fort Bragg educators have been selected to participate in the Oxford Round Table Sessions this spring and summer at the University of Oxford, Oxford, England.

Wednesday, March 22, 2006 | DoDEA Pacific |
Junior Science and Humanities Symposium Celebrates 25th Year of Academic Excellence

Between March 26-30, approximately 115 students from Guam, Korea, Japan and Okinawa will be attending the Pacific Junior Science and Humanities Symposium at Tsukuba Science City, Japan.

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Connects Art students to World-Class Collection

Thanks to a contract enacted last year between the DoDEA international school system and the Smithsonian American Art Museum (SAAM), students now have the world of art at their fingertips.

Thursday, February 16, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA 2005 Graduation Rate at 95% With Most Students College Bound

A recent report released by the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) shows that a large percentages of DoDEA graduates continue their education at a college

Thursday, February 9, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces MCEC Space Camp Scholarship Opportunity

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is an active participant in the nationwide and global endeavor to improve science,

Thursday, February 2, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces 2006 NASSP Principal of the Year for Middle and High School

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces the selection of Dr. Ellen Minette, Principal, Heidelberg Middle School, Heidelberg Germany,

Monday, January 30, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
Karen L. Grosso Selected as DoDEA General Counsel

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is pleased to announce the selection of Karen L. Grosso as General Counsel. Ms. Grosso has been acting DoDEA General Counsel since July of 2005 and Deputy General Counsel since September of 2003.

Thursday, January 26, 2006 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Helps Celebrate Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®)

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) will join schools around the country in the observation of March as Music In Our Schools Month (MIOSM®).

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Encourages American Stars of Teaching Nominations

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) encourages students, parents, teachers, and principals to assist the Department of Education in identifying outstanding classroom teachers for the American Stars of Teaching program.

Tuesday, December 27, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Encourages American Stars of Teaching Nominations

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that four of our teachers have been named as finalists

Tuesday, December 20, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Student Artwork Selected for Federal Voting Assistance Program

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is proud to announce that DoDEA student artwork will be used for the 2006 Federal Voting Assistance Program’s voter information campaign.

Friday, December 16, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
United States Senate Youth Program Selection of Pacific Area Delegates

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is happy to announce our delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program for SY 2005-06.

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces US Senate Youth Program Delegates

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is happy to announce our delegates to the United States Senate Youth Program for SY05-06.

Friday, December 2, 2005 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Middle and High School Assistant Principal of the Year

It is with great pleasure the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announces that Dewanda S. Sholar, Assistant Principal

Thursday, November 17, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
Former Japan District Superintendent, Richard F. Osner Dies

The Pacific Area Office regrets to announce the death of former Japan District Superintendent Richard F. Osner, who retired from the Department of Defense Dependents Schools in 1999.

Thursday, November 3, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
United States Senate Youth Program Selection of Pacific Area Candidates

The United States Senate Youth Program is sponsored annually by the William Hearst Foundation and is open to any high school junior or senior serving in an elected student government or class officer/representative position.

Monday, October 31, 2005 | DoDEA World Wide |
National Hispanic Recognition Goes to DoDEA Students

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly salutes our students who have been recognized by the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Friday, October 28, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Fourth and Eighth Graders Near the Top of the Nation in Reading

On October 28, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the reading results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) which were administered from late January to early March in 2005.

Friday, October 28, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Mathematics Scores Above Average on National Assessment

On October 28, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announced the mathematics results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) which were administered from late January to early March in 2005.

Monday, October 17, 2005 | DoDEA |
Government Bids Lower in One out of Two A-76 Competitions

The results regarding the Fort Knox, KY "A-76 Competitive Sourcing Competitions," were announced Thursday when the district superintendent opened envelopes and read the results of the Streamlined Competition

Thursday, October 13, 2005 | DoDEA |
Patricia Salerno Named 2006 DoDEA Teacher of the Year

DoDEA proudly announces the selection of Ms. Patricia J. Salerno as the 2006 DoDEA Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, September 8, 2005 | DoDEA |
2005 SAT Scores for DoDEA Released Strong Gains in SAT Verbal Scores Reported for DoDEA Students

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the 2005 SAT I results for the system,

Thursday, September 8, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Celebrates Constitution Day; Friday - September 16

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam announced that schools throughout the Pacific will provide training on the foundations of the United States government during the week of September 12 through 16

Friday, September 2, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific Announces High School Softball and Baseball Programs on Okinawa beginning SY 2005-2006

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam announced high school softball and baseball programs will begin this school year in the Okinawa District.

Thursday, August 11, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces Elementary School Assistant Principal of the Year

It is with great pleasure that the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) announces that Mary Dalla Betta, Assistant Principal at Schweinfurt Elementary School,

Thursday, August 4, 2005 | DoDEA World Wide |
New Leadership Throughout DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam announced the assignment of 14 school principals and administrators and 11 assistant principals to new assignments beginning with the 2005-2006 academic year. School instruction starts on August 30.

Wednesday, August 3, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
Registration for 2005-2006 School Year Continues at DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Schools

Registration for the 2005-2006 school year is under way throughout DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam.

Sunday, July 17, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Students near the 2006 achievement targets Spring 2005 Standardized Test Results Released

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the organization's 2005 standardized test results for the TerraNova 2nd Edition.

Monday, June 20, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces Selection of Preserve America History Teacher of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Martha S. Drane has been selected as the DoDEA candidate for the 2005 Preserve America History Teacher of the Year Award.

Wednesday, June 8, 2005 | DoDEA |
DODEA Parents, Students And Teachers Give High Ratings To Schools 2004-05 Customer Satisfaction Surveys Results Released

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the results of the 2004-05 DoDEA Customer Satisfaction Surveys.

Monday, June 6, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA National Distinguished Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Melissa L. Klopfer has been named as a National Distinguished Elementary School Principal of the Year. She is currently at Aviano Elementary School, in Aviano, Italy.

Monday, June 6, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Middle School Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Nancy Maldonado has been named 2005 DoDEA Middle School Principal of the Year.

Monday, June 6, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA High School Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Douglas McEnery has been named the 2005 DoDEA High School Principal of the Year.

Monday, June 6, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA National Distinguished Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Emily K. Marsh has been selected as a 2005 National Distinguished Elementary School Principal of the Year.

Friday, May 27, 2005 | DoDEA |
Sure Start Program - School Year
 2005-2006

Pacific Elementary Schools are accepting applications for the Sure Start program.

Wednesday, April 20, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
Summer School 2005

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS- Guam will offer a four-week, half-day summer school program June 27-July 22 for students in kindergarten through eighth grade

Monday, April 18, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Sponsors Far East Music Festival

DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam will sponsor the 26th Far East Honors Music Festival at Yokota Air Base beginning April 25 and ending on April 29.

Thursday, April 14, 2005 | DoDEA World Wide |
Michael Roylance Named Winner of Presidential Award for Science Teaching

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces that Michael Roylance is the winner of the 2004 Presidential Award for Mathematics and Science Teaching.

Tuesday, March 29, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Announces Winners of the 24th Pacific Junior Science and Humanities Symposium

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce the following high school students were selected as winners

Wednesday, March 23, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
Students Win DoDDS Pacific/DDESS Guam Math Competition

A team of four middle school Mathletes ® from Yokota Middle School, Yokota, Japan won the DoDDS Pacific/DDESS Guam MATHCOUNTS Chapter competition.

Friday, March 18, 2005 | DoDEA Pacific |
TerraNova Testing March 14-25, 2005

The results of the OMB Circular A-76 Streamlined Competition on the logistics functions at the DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Area Office, were announced today at a meeting with DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam personnel here

Friday, March 18, 2005 | DoDEA |
OMB Circular A-76 Streamlined Competition results

The results of the OMB Circular A-76 Streamlined Competition on the logistics functions at the DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Area Office, were announced today at a meeting with DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam personnel here.

Friday, February 18, 2005 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Announces Leadership Moves

DoDEA announced today a number of leadership moves and organizational changes that will be effective at the beginning of School Year 2005-2006.

Tuesday, January 25, 2005 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Students Selected for U.S. Senate Youth Program

DoDEA is pleased to confirm that Mark Norsworthy of Lakenheath (United Kingdom) High School and Brienna Carroll of Pusan (Korea) America High School are delegates to the 2005 United States Senate Youth Program,

Friday, December 17, 2004 | DoDEA |
Maria Dee-Buchwald Named Middle/High School Assistant Principal of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces Maria Dee-Buchwald as the 2005 DoDEA Middle/High School Assistant Principal of the Year.

Monday, November 22, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
Eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches

For the first time in nearly 25 years, the eligibility for free or reduced-price lunches in Department of Defense (DoD) schools will be calculated for families living on the economy without including their housing allowance as income.

Monday, November 8, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
2004-2005 United States Senate Youth Program finalists

Dr. Nancy Bresell, Director DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam, is proud to announce that seniors from Kadena High School, Pusan High School, Guam High School and Zama High School

Friday, October 29, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
2004 Teacher of the Year

Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), is pleased to announce Irene Dugdale Lee as the Teacher of the Year.

Wednesday, October 27, 2004 | DoDEA World Wide |
Irene Dugdale Lee Named Teacher of the Year

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the selection of Irene Dugdale Lee of Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS-Pacific, DDESS-Guam) as the 2005 DoDEA Teacher of the Year.

Friday, October 15, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
National School Bus Safety Week observed October 17-23, 2004

Officials from DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam will observe National School Bus Safety Week from October 17 through October 23.

Monday, September 20, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam Partners with Harvard University to Enhance Education in Mathematics

A cutting edge professional development program in parternship with Harvard University was estbalished this week for DoDDS-Pacific/DDESS-Guam teachers who teach mathematics.

Wednesday, September 15, 2004 | DoDEA World Wide |
2004 DoDEA Assistant Principal of the Year

September 15, 2004-Each year, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly participates in a national program that recognizes outstanding assistant principals at the middle and high school levels.

Friday, September 3, 2004 | DoDEA World Wide |
2004 SAT Scores for DoDEA Released Strong Gains in SAT Scores Reported for DoDEA's Minority Students

September 3, 2004 — Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), today announced the 2004 SAT I results for the system, showing a strong gain on the math portion of the test.

Monday, August 16, 2004 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Students Near The 2006 Achievement Targets Spring 2004 Standardized Test Results Released

Dr. Joseph Tafoya, Director, Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) today announced the organization's 2004 standardized test results for the TerraNova 2nd Edition.

Tuesday, June 15, 2004 | DoDEA World Wide |
2004 DoDEA Principals of the Year Selected

Each year, the Department of Defense Education Activity proudly participates in a national program that recognizes outstanding principals at the elementary school level.

Monday, May 10, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
Two of the World's Leading Scientists Make Powerful Connection to DoDEA Science Education in the Pacific

Scientists Dr. Michael Klein from NASA/JPL and Dr. David Jauncey from the Australia Telescope National Facility(ATNF) participated in the GAVRT

Wednesday, May 5, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
D.A.R.E. America trainer collaborates with DoDDS to provide new drug abuse resistance training for elementary/middle school children

A new approach to training in the Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) curriculum is being implemented in DoDDS elementary and middle schools.

Monday, April 26, 2004 | DoDEA World Wide |
Joyce Schenck Loyd Named DoDEA 2004 Teacher of the Year

Joyce Loyd, our 2004 DoDEA Teacher of the Year, recently attended a reception at the White House on April 21 in honor of the 2004 State Teachers of the Year.

Wednesday, April 21, 2004 | DoDEA |
DoDDS Students to Engage in Live Chat with Renowned Researcher

On April 30, 2004, at 1000 Tokyo Time, DoD students in grades 4-8 in Japan, Korea and Okinawa schools will be participating for the first time in a 'live chat' with JASON Project host researcher Dr. Roland Kays via the web site, www.JASON.org .

Friday, April 2, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Students Delve "Deep" Into College Admissions Process

From April 12 through May 5, 2004 , DoDDS students around the Pacific will be participating in "The Admission Game," an interactive program that introduces students to the selective college admission process.

Monday, March 22, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
Linda Connelly Selected as the 2004 DoDEA Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals(NASSP)

Mrs. Linda Connelly of E.J. King middle and high school, located in Sasebo Japan, has been competitively selected as the NASSP 2004 DoDEA Principal of the Year.

Friday, February 27, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
Students Win DoDDS Pacific Area Math Competition

Individual and team winners have been determined as a result of the DoDDS Pacific MATHCOUNTS competition.

Wednesday, February 18, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
Critically Acclaimed Play Coming to Okinawa

THE MEETING, winner of six NAACP Theater Awards and eight New York AUDELCO nominations, is coming to Okinawa.

Monday, January 5, 2004 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Korea Superintendent Announced

On Monday, January 5, 2004, Dr. Nancy C. Bresell, DoDDS Pacific Director, announced the selection of Mr. Charles Toth as the new superintendent for Korea District, Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS), Pacific.

Thursday, November 13, 2003 | DoDEA Pacific |
Principals Hone in on Differentiated Instruction in Standards-based Schools at 2003 DoDDS Pacific Conference

The annual DoDDS Pacific Principals' Conference, scheduled for November 17-22, 2003, at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo, Japan, will focus on success for all students.

Monday, March 24, 2003 | DoDEA Pacific |
Military Police collaborate with DoDDS to provide Drug Awareness Training Education (DARE) Program

Military police from base installations throughout the Pacific will receive Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) training from a cadre of DARE instructor trainers who work for city police departments in the U.S.

Friday, March 21, 2003 | DoDEA Pacific |
Three Teachers from DoDDS Pacific Receive Presidential Awards

The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Pacific Director’s Office recently learned that three Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) educators from the Pacific

Thursday, January 23, 2003 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Pacific School to Host Model United Nations as First Recipient of United Nations Assn. National Award

From January 27–29, 2002, Kadena High School will host the annual Far East Model United Nations (MUN) Conference.

Friday, January 17, 2003 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Pacific Assistant Principals Attend Annual Conference

The annual Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Pacific Assistant Principals’ Conference is scheduled for January 27–31, 2003, at the New Sanno Hotel in Tokyo, Japan.

Friday, November 1, 2002 | DoDEA Pacific |
What's New in DoDDS Pacific Schools This Year

The 2001–2006 Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Community Strategic Plan calls for changes in the way everyone in schools conduct business.

Friday, November 1, 2002 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Pacific Test Scores Are Strong When Measured Against DoDEA Goals (2002)

Standardized test results on the 2002 TerraNova show that in some grades and subject areas Depatment of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Pacific

Friday, September 20, 2002 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Pacific Lands Six Presidential Award State Finalists

The Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) Pacific Director’s Office recently learned that six Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)

Tuesday, September 3, 2002 | DoDEA Pacific |
2002 SAT Scores Show High Student Participation in DoDDS

Based on the recent release of the DoDEA 2002 SAT score results, Dr. Bresell, Director, DoDDS Pacific,

Wednesday, August 21, 2002 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Pacific Assistant Superintendents Announced

On Wednesday, August 21, 2002, Dr. Nancy Bresell, DoDDS Pacific Director, announced the selection of three new DoDDS Pacific Assistant Superintendents

Saturday, August 17, 2002 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDDS Pacific Superintendents Announced

On Friday, August 17, 2002, Dr. Nancy Bresell, DoDDS Pacific Director, announced the selection of the new superintendent for Okinawa District