District welcomes new superintendent of schools

Sheri Byrd
Kaiserslautern American

***image1***The Kaiserslautern District of Department of Defense Dependent Schools received a new superintendent in July.

Serving in her first overseas post, Lawanna Hicks Mangleburg arrived
here from her former position as district superintendent of the New
York and Virginia Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools,
a position she held from 1996 until this year.

“What a pleasure to be part of the Kaiserslautern team,” said Mrs.
Mangleburg. “I have had the opportunity to meet all of the principals
and assistant principals throughout the district. It is clear to me
that we have a professional and caring group.”

Having many students with deployed parents and serving one of the
largest DODDS districts makes this job unique to Mrs. Mangleburg.

She said she sees her role in the KMC as ensuring that all students are
prepared to meet or exceed challenging standards to prepare them
for continuous learning and productive citizenship.

“This is the last year of the Department of Defense Educational
Activity Community Strategic Plan, and all of us in the District
Superintendent’s Office plan to provide the support
to achieve or exceed educational standards,” she said.

“I also want to emphasize that all parents are welcome in our schools to assist in the support of student programs.”

From 1988 to 1996, Mrs. Mangleburg served as superintendent and principal in the Dahlgren School System, Virginia.

From 1993 to1995, she held the position of the President of the
National Association of Department of Defense Section Six School
Superintendents, an organization composed of stateside superintendents
representing DODDS schools located in seven states throughout the south
and in West Point, New York.

In addition, she was named DoDEA 2001 Superintendent of the Year.