Member News

FEA Member Judy Lam Retires After Rewarding 49-Year DoDEA Career

May 26th, 2023 Judy Lam has seen and done a lot during her 60 years in education, including the past 49 in DoDEA schools, but this summer the School Counselor at SHAPE American Elementary School in Belgium will try something new: retirement. Lam began her career in 1963 as a kindergarten teacher of migrant children… Read More


FEA was instrumental in helping Retired Member Thomas Goode recently receive credit for his previous graduate studies and the retroactive pay that should have come years earlier due to his delayed Academic Salary Lane change. Mr. Goode, who retired in 2019, explained how FEA assisted: “My case was about 15 graduate hours I had earned… Read More

New Overseas Salary Schedules Released

DoDEA Overseas teachers will receive an average increase of 2.33 percent retroactive to the beginning of SY 21-22.   The SY 21-22 Overseas salary schedules were recently completed and can be viewed at (member login required).   The average rates of increase for other Overseas salary scales are as follows:   Speech Pathologists –… Read More

Educator Becky Eversman’s Creative Multi-Age Teaching at Smallest School in DoDEA

The typical school day for veteran DoDEA educator and FEA member Becky Eversman is a bit unusual. As a teacher of grades 3-5 at the smallest school in all of DoDEA, she teaches multiple subjects to students of multiple ages in the same class. Rising to this daily challenge, Eversman uses her years of teaching… Read More

Educator Makes Students Lifelong Learners with Impactful Lessons

  Educators are constantly challenged to teach students in ways they find memorable and engaging. In an age of digital distraction and periodic remote learning, this task is even more difficult. However, one DoDEA educator and FEA member in Japan, Jami LeFebre, looks for any opportunity to make lessons more interactive and memorable for her… Read More


  Guam Education Association members collected 212 pairs of new & gently used shoes for the BEHEARTFELT organization's shoe drive this week, helping children in need on Guam. GEA President Denise Sheedy says, "It was nice to be able to give back to our community."… Read More

Osan Elementary Acheives 100% FEA Membership

We are excited to congratulate Osan Elementary School (OES) in South Korea for achieving 100% FEA membership among its staff. Bill Elliot, the FRS at OES, notes that supportive, helpful, and communicative practices by him and other Osan educators have led to strong membership levels and a great union community: “I try to stay organized… Read More