DoDEA (7/25/2011)

photo by michaelcardus

As I was perusing through the list of recipients of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching (PAEMST) I came upon two teachers who taught at Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) schools in Europe. I had never heard of DoDEA so I decided to learn more. The history of schools on military bases started shortly after World War II, in which schools were established in Europe and the Pacific. They were initially run by the military but later transferred to a civilian agency which manages the system. The system consist of 3 groups of schools, one in Europe, Pacific, and domestic bases. The schools are housed on military bases and are for children of those serving in the military as well as children of foreign service members. All the schools are accredeted and follow the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan. 

I thought this was pretty neat. In fact, you can apply to become a teacher at one of these schools.

YAY teachers and especially really awesome Math and Science teachers!