Superintendent: Mr. Kent Worford
Mr. Kent Worford, the Superintendent for the Mediterranean District, DoDDS-Europe, has served a total of twenty years as an educator and coach with DoDEA.
Prior to being Superintendent of the Mediterranean District, Mr. Worford served as one of the two Assistant Superintendents of the District. Previously, he completed a four-year term as the Principal of Lakenheath High School (England), after serving a two-year term as Assistant Principal at the same school. Prior to that, he completed three years as Assistant Principal at SHAPE Elementary School (Belgium).
Mr.Worford's teaching career in DoDEA included assignments at Croughton HighSchool in England and SHAPE High School, where he taught AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination), Social Studies, Business and Computer Science, and coached football, basketball, and track.
Mr. Worford holds a Master's Degree in Education and Educational Administration from the University Southern Mississippi, and a Bachelor's Degree of Science in Education from the University of Kansas.
One of his goals as Superintendent is to provide 21stCentury educational opportunities to all staff members to ensure the best possible educational opportunities for all children in all of our DoDEA schools.
Assistant Superintendent: Steven L. Sanchez
Mr. Steven L. Sanchez has 29 years of experience as an educator and 23 years with DODEA. Mr. Sanchez is currently the Assistant Superintendent of the Mediterranean District after serving two years as the Heidelberg District Assistant Superintendent. In his present position, Mr. Sanchez has the responsibility of working at the MED DSO to support the mission of the Mediterranean District. He has also served on the European Athletic Council, the Transcript Review Team, Senior Advisory Leadership Group and co-chair of the SAT Committee for DODEA. Mr. Sanchez was the Kubasaki High School principal in Okinawa, Japan from 2006-2010. . During his tenure as principal, he added Advanced Placement courses and Career and Technical Education courses to the Kubasaki curriculum while graduating 99% of its seniors from 2007-2010. Mr. Sanchez served on the Far East Activities Council and the Okinawa Activities Council as well as serving on the DODEA Guidance Counseling Task Force from 2007-2009.
In 2002 Mr. Sanchez was promoted to principal of Yokota Middle School in mainland Japan. Also in 2002, Mr. Sanchez received the Commander’s Award for Civilian Service from the Department of the Army. While in Yokota, Mr. Sanchez was the coordinating principal of the Yokota schools, assisted in coordinating athletics and served as chairperson for the Kanto Plains Association of Middle School Principals.
In 1997 Mr. Sanchez was selected as the Assistant Principal of Vicenza American High School. In 1990 he joined DODEA and moved with his family to Italy where he began teaching Spanish and Social Studies at Vicenza American High School. In addition to Spanish, Mr. Sanchez is also fluent in Italian. Mr. Sanchez earned his Master’s Degree in Education from Framingham State College of Framingham, Massachusetts in 1996. That same year he entered the Aspiring Leader’s Academy in DODEA, which he completed the following year.
Mr. Sanchez began his high school teaching career in 1984 teaching Spanish and Physical Education in Vallejo, California. A native of Loomis, California, Mr. Sanchez graduated with Honors from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1984 with a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in Spanish. As an undergraduate he studied during the 1982-1983 school year at the University of Madrid.
Steve and his wife Rosanna have three children. Vicente graduated Columbia University in 2012. Mateo attends the University of Maryland. Their daughter Giulia is 10 years old and is in the fourth grade.