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:

DoDEA releases for 2009


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 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).

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.

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 Americas |
Hunter-Boykin Named North Carolina Assistant Superintendent

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

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.

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 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).

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

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 |
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).

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).

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 |
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, 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, 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 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 |
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 |
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 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 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 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.

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.

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 |
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

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.

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.