Dr. Lucille Sutherland


“Dr. Sutherland is a dedicated educational leader who has demonstrated a strong commitment to the students, families, and staff at Kinser Elementary,” said Ms. Lois Rapp, DoDEA Pacific Region Director for Student Excellence. “She embraces opportunities to partner with the local community. Under her leadership, Kinser students have engaged in meaningful cultural exchange activities with local Japanese students, a partnership that has continued virtually during the COVID-19 pandemic.”

Dr. Sutherland has served as principal at Kinser since 2017. Previously, she served as principal at Lakenheath Elementary, located in the DoDEA Europe West District, from 2011-2017.

Dr. Sutherland believes students must feel safe at school in order to learn. Every student at Kinser has identified trusted adults in the building with whom they are comfortable talking. These adults build relationships with students, providing social and emotional support. “It’s important to me that there’s more than one adult that students build a relationship with because we each may see something different in a student,” said Sutherland. “Then we work collaboratively as a team and figure out what we need to do for each student.”

Dr. Sutherland holds an educational specialist degree in Educational Leadership from Northcentral University, a master’s degree in Organizational Management from University of Phoenix, and a bachelor’s degree from Cortland State University. A lifelong learner, she is currently pursuing a doctorate at Liberty University.

Welcome Message

Welcome To Kinser Elementary School

I want to extend to you and your family a very warm welcome to Kinser Elementary School. We are very proud of our school and the accomplishments of our students. The dynamic combination of our professional educators, dedicated parents and community members ensures all students achieve academic success and become lifelong learners who are prepared to be tomorrow’s global citizens in international communities around the world.

We are committed to providing a challenging and rigorous curriculum that helps each student progress at a developmentally appropriate rate. We embrace students from diverse backgrounds in an inclusive, nurturing and caring environment. We take pride in the diversity of our school and provide a climate of respect and acceptance for everyone in a safe and secure environment in which every child is cared for and challenged.

At Kinser Elementary, we are very passionate about providing the best possible learning opportunities and experiences for all children. We continually strive to provide an environment that empowers all children – regardless of their strengths or challenges - to try their best and achieve beyond expectations. All teachers use a personalized approach to learning which embraces and responds to diversity in individual learning styles and provides children with the necessary skills, competence and attitudes for their future.

We seek to support the whole child so that they may reach their full academic, social, emotional, and physical potential. To this end we employ the skills of an experienced set of committed teachers, recognized for their professionalism and dedication, who offer a rich, inclusive and differentiated curriculum which focuses on creating learning opportunities and making discoveries through working collaboratively.

We look forward to working with you for the benefit of your children. The parent-school partnership is critical to provide the best educational experience for all students. We want the very best for all of you, your families and your children. We look forward to the challenges and achievements that we will share together with excitement.

Welcome aboard the Mighty Clipper Ship Mate!

Ms. Lucille Sutherland, DoDEA employees official photo.

Dr. Lucille Sutherland


Unit 35037
Camp Kinser
96373-5037 AP
United States

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