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 2014


Friday, October 24, 2014 | DoDEA | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe’s Kaiserslautern District participates in League of Innovative Schools meeting

Dr. Dell McMullen, Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Kaiserslautern District superintendent recently joined more than 150 innovative superintendents, school leaders, and representatives from businesses and nonprofits, in the nation’s capital for the League of Innovative Schools Fall 2014 Meeting.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Educational Partnership Awards $46.6 Million in Grants

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Educational Partnership has awarded nearly $47 million in grants to 44 military-connected public school districts to enhance academic and transition support programs.

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 | DoDEA Ft. Campbell Schools |
Marshall ES to Close at End of School Year

A Military Construction program will replace Marshall ES at Fort Campbell, KY with a new facility to be built on the same site.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014 | DoDEA |
DoDEA Announces 2014 SAT® Results

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) is making progress in closing the achievement gap for nearly all minority student groups on the 2014 SAT exam. Overall, DoDEA students also continued their high participation rate on the SAT exam and continued to perform better than their national counterparts in Critical Reading.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
Two DoDEA Schools Named Blue Ribbon Schools by U.S. Department of Education

Two Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Schools were recognized today by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan as 2014 National Blue Ribbon Schools.

Sunday, September 28, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific teacher becomes state-level finalist in National awards program

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

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
DoDDS-Europe names new Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment

Dr. Joan Islas has been selected as the new Department of Defense Dependents Schools-Europe Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment.

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
Allen named superintendent for the DoDEA Korea District

Thursday, September 11, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
Allen named superintendent for the DoDEA Korea District

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 | DoDEA |
Ceremonies, smiles abound as DoDEA Pacific completes first week of 2014-15 school year

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide |
Kurt Kiefer Named 2014 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year

Landstuhl Elementary/ Middle school (LEMS), 8th grade U.S. history teacher, Kurt Kiefer, has been named the 2014 DoDEA History Teacher of the Year.

Thursday, August 28, 2014 | DoDEA Heroes ES | HQ Feature
White Named Heroes Elementary School Principal

Dr. Kendra White has been promoted to principal of Heroes Elementary School in the North Carolina: Camp Lejeune District.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
Coyle named DoDEA Pacific Deputy Director for Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment

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

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide |
DoDEA Begins School Year 2014-2015

More than 78,000 students in grades PK-12 are beginning the 2014-2015 school year in Department of the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools around the world.

Friday, August 15, 2014 | DoDEA Europe | HQ Feature
SHAPE community schools to experience a transformative new school year

The day the SHAPE community has been waiting for since 2012 will soon be upon them.

Friday, August 15, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific names 2014 Volunteer Excellence Award recipients

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | DoDEA Brittin ES | HQ Feature
Davis Named Brittin Elementary School Principal

Dr. Davis comes to DoDEA from the Tucson Unified School District.

Thursday, August 14, 2014 | DoDEA Diamond ES | HQ Feature
Tutt Named Diamond Elementary School Principal

"Dr. Tutt brings diverse leadership experience to the position."

Friday, August 1, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific | HQ Feature
DoDEA Pacific student participates in prestigious Research Science Institute at MIT

Edgren High School junior Sola Shirai is one of 80 exceptional science and math high school whizzes around the world attending the 31st annual Research Science Institute at one of the nation’s most prestigious universities from June 22 to Aug. 2.

Friday, July 18, 2014 | DoDEA |
Byrd Elementary School closes doors, completes 66 years of teaching excellence

The Richard E. Byrd Elementary School closed its doors June 10 after providing 66 years of quality education to the children on Negishi Housing Annex in Yokohama, Japan.

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 | DoDEA NY/VA/PR District | HQ Feature
Kirk Named Ramey School Principal

Mr. Kenneth Kirk has been promoted to principal of Ramey School.

Wednesday, July 2, 2014 | DoDEA | HQ Feature
DoDEA Students Recognized in White House Recipe Contest

Not one, but two DoDEA students have been selected to attend the White House Kids’ State Dinner as guests of the First Lady, Michelle Obama on July 18th for their award winning recipes in the 2014 Lunchtime Challenge.

Friday, June 27, 2014 | DoDEA Americas | HQ Feature
Smith Named Dexter Elementary School Principal

Ms. Edwina Smith has been named principal of Dexter Elementary School, at Fort Benning, in the Georgia/Alabama District. She came to the Georgia/Alabama District as an assistant principal at Faith Middle School in 2013.

Thursday, June 26, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific student wins spot in White House Kids’ State Dinner

Andersen Elementary School 2nd grade student Lily Vinch will attend the third annual Healthy Lunchtime Challenge and Kids' State Dinner in Washington D.C. next month for her “Mo-Rockin’ Meatless Monday Special” recipe – one of 54 selected from more than 1,500 contestants.

Thursday, June 19, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Students Named National Merit Finalists

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

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific senior Keri Brooks wins National Achievement Scholarship

Guam High School senior Keri Brooks won a $2,500 National Achievement® Scholarship Program award which is only presented to 700 Achievement Scholarship® winners out of 160,000 entrants each year.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific bids farewell to two longtime key leaders

Longtime Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific key leaders Jack Martin and Walter Smiley were honored together at a joint retirement event held here Friday in celebration of their more than 78 years of combined public service.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | DoDEA |
Student Selected to Study Arabic Abroad

Lillie Sullivan, a high school student in APO, AE, has been awarded a National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) scholarship for 2014-2015. Lillie will study Arabic in Morocco for the Summer.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014 | DoDEA Spangdahlem MS |
Cannon brothers awarded scholarship to Space Academy

Andrew and Sean Cannon of Spangdahlem Air Force Base, Germany, have been awarded a scholarship to attend Space Camp® at the U.S. Space & Rocket Center.

Friday, May 30, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA Announces 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DODEA) proudly announces Kaiserslautern Elementary school teacher, Sarah Loomis as the 2014-2015 Teacher of the Year.

Monday, May 19, 2014 | DoDEA Americas | HQ Feature
Cuadrado Named Assistant Superintendent for New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District

Dr. Donato Cuadrado has been named Assistant Superintendent for the New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico District (NY/VA/PR), with a duty station at Fort Buchanan, Puerto Rico.

Friday, May 9, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
New DoD schools at Camp Humphreys in South Korea hold combined ribbon-cutting celebration

Students, parents, community supporters, and senior Department of Defense Education Activity and military officials gathered to celebrate the new Humphreys Middle/High School and Humphreys Central Elementary School April 24 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony in the new middle/high school.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 | DoDEA World Wide | HQ Feature
DoDEA 2014-2015 District Teachers of the Year Announced

The Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) proudly announces its 2014-2015 District Teachers of the Year.

Thursday, May 8, 2014 | DoDEA Pacific |
DoDEA Pacific school districts announce 2014-15 Teachers of the Year

Each of the four Department of Defense Education Activity Pacific school districts recently announced their respective 2014-15 Teacher of the Year. Although competitively selected this school year, they will represent their respective districts during school year 2014-15 to align with the National Teacher of the Year Program sponsored by Council of Chief State School Officers.

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 |
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.