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FEA Europe Area Newsletters

The FEA Europe Area newsletters are written by FEA's Europe Area Director. FEA Europe Area 2023 December 5 Newsletter FEA Europe Area November 15, 2023 Newsletter FEA Europe Area November 1st, 2023 Newsletter FEA Europe Area October 18th, 2023 Newsletter FEA Europe Area October 11th, 2023 Newsletter FEA Europe Area October 4th, 2023 Newsletter FEA… Read More

Meet our Members: Curtis White, ESP at Brewster Middle School

With over twenty years in DoDEA schools, Curtis White is a dedicated Education Support Professional (ESP) who fights for both his students and fellow ESPs. Curtis remembers dreaming of being an educator when he was a child: “I often observed my teachers. I watched how my elementary school and middle school teachers guided us. I wanted… Read More

FEA’s Educator Onboarding Guides

FEA has created onboarding guides for new and early career Overseas and Stateside employees. We hope these resources help educators understand how the DoDEA system works, help maximize the benefits of employment while protecting educators and their pay, and allow employees to focus on the important work of educating the children of military-connected families. View… Read More

THE PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS WAIVER: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

The changes to PSLF will exist only until October 31, 2022. Make sure you are getting the student debt relief you deserve. The Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSFL) program was created in 2007 to forgive the federal student debt of public employees, including teachers, faculty, and education support professionals, who provide 10 years of service and… Read More

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