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How DoDEA Student-Turned-Teacher Rachel Guilfoyle Understands and Inspires Military-Connected Students

Rachel Guilfoyle, a 5th grade teacher at Daegu Elementary School in South Korea, was recently named the 2022 DoDEA Teacher of the Year. Guilfoyle, who was a student in the DoDEA system herself, was recognized for her ability to create a welcoming and growth-focused learning environment, as well her work with the 2020 Daegu Elementary… Read more

FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT FEBRUARY 1, 2022

DODEA DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE HOPEFULLY SIGNALS POSITIVE CHANGE In case you missed our email to members on this, last week Director Brady sent a message to all DoDEA staff, in which he acknowledges the many stresses and burdens DoDEA educators continue to face due to COVID and the current work environment. The possible changes he cited… Read More

DODEA DIRECTOR’S MESSAGE HOPEFULLY SIGNALS POSITIVE CHANGE

By now you have hopefully seen the message from Director Brady to all DoDEA staff, in which he acknowledges the many stresses and burdens DoDEA educators continue to face due to COVID and the current work environment. We are appreciative Director Brady recognized the need for changes to be made. The possible changes he cited… Read More

FEA PRESIDENT’S REPORT JANUARY 13TH, 2022

OVERSEAS CONTRACT BARGAINING UPDATE The FEA bargaining team and management are currently awaiting action from the Federal Service Impasses Panel (FSIP) on a number of matters concerning the successor Overseas contract. FEA remains committed to negotiating a fair contract that strengthens the learning environment for DoDEA students, protects employee rights, and ensures they have dignity… Read More

JANUARY 12, 2022 EUROPE AREA UPDATE

TERRY'S UPDATE Martin Luther King Jr Day NEA Read Across America Grants Social Security Deferral Info Intent Forms/Excess Mark Your Calendar Attention FRS's:  Please distribute this Update to all members. Martin Luther King Jr Day - is an American federal holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each… 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

Retired Member Norma Sanders: A Career of Fighting for Others

  FEA members dedicate their careers to educating the children of military families around the world, but often don’t have their stories told. During her forty-two years as an educator, FEA-Retired member Norma J. Sanders taught multiple grade levels in multiple states and countries, served in many FEA leadership roles, and helped unionize Stateside schools.… Read More

Educators Help DoDEA Students Create National Christmas Tree Display Ornaments for First Time

The National Christmas Tree outside the White House has long been surrounded by smaller trees decorated with ornaments created by students from U.S. states and territories. Last December, DoDEA schools finally had their own tree, and its students, with the help of educators, were able to design ornaments celebrating the places around the world they… Read More

THANKSGIVING WITH THE BIDENS AT FORT BRAGG

On Monday, November 22nd, FEA leaders and members attended an early Thanksgiving meal at Fort Bragg hosted by President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden. The First Lady, who specifically asked for DoDEA educators to be invited, noted that they are part of the military community and thanked DoDEA educators for all they do.… Read More

DOL Bulletin Covers Injuries to Feds from COVID Vaccine Mandate

  The Department of Labor recently issued FECA bulletin 22-01 with a subject line of "Coverage for Injuries Resulting from the COVID-19 Vaccination Mandate for Federal Employees." FECA, the Federal Employees' Compensation Act, covers injuries that occur in the performance of duty. The full FECA bulletin can be read here.… Read More