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 2012


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.”