Dr. Emily Marsh

DoDEA Americas Acting Director
Dr. Emily K. Marsh

Dr. Emily K. Marsh
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Dr. Emily Kyser Marsh was named the North Carolina District Superintendent in 2009 and continues as the NC: Fort Bragg District Superintendent now that the district is split in two. She began her career in education as a high school social studies teacher in Macon, Ga. Now she has more than 35 years of experience in education, with most of those years spent serving children of military members both in the United States and overseas. As she followed her husband, Col. (retired) Schappi Marsh around the world, she taught in Germany and Texas. When they settled in North Carolina, Marsh served as a reading teacher at Pope Elementary School, with the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS).Marsh served as a Fort Bragg Community Schools curriculum specialist in Early Childhood and also supervised the Language Arts program. She organized professional development offerings and served as the district chairperson for the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) reaccreditation visit.

She assumed her first administrator's position at Fort Bragg as a principal in 1991. In this role she provided vision, programs and an effective organizational structure to promote student achievement and supports the goals of the DoDEA Community Strategic Plan. She organized and conducted professional development activities for teachers. Marsh also established and maintained strong ties and partnerships with the military support units, parents and other community leaders. In 2005 she was named a National Distinguished Principal and in June 2005 she was selected as Assistant Superintendent of the North Carolina District.

Marsh earned her Bachelor's of Science Degree in Education from Auburn University, Ala., her Master's of Education Degree from the University of Texas, El Paso, Texas, and her Doctorate of Education Degree, also from Auburn.

"I'm committed to supporting military children and their families, ensuring all students the best possible educational program," said Marsh. "It is an honor to have the opportunity to work with students, staff and families as the North Carolina District Superintendent."

DoDEA Americas

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Dr. Christy Huddleston

DoDEA Americas Acting Director

District Superintendents

Dr. Aldridge Boone

Dr. Aldridge Argus Boone

NC: Camp Lejeune District


Dr. Emily Marsh

NC: Ft. Bragg District


Dr. Frank A. Calvano

Kentucky District


Dr. Samantha Ingram

Fort Stewart/South Carolina/DoDDS-Cuba District

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Lisa Coleman

Georgia/Alabama District (Acting)


Mr. Michael Gould

New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District

DoDEA Europe


Dr. Dell W. McMullen

DoDEA Europe Director

District Superintendents


Dr. Elizabeth Dunham

DoDEA Kaiserslautern District Superintendent with oversight of the Bavaria District


Mr. Frank Roehl

Isles District Superintendent

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Mr. Kent Worford

Mediterranean District Superintendent

DoDEA Pacific

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Ms. Lois J. Rapp

Director of Student Excellence (DSE)

District Superintendents

DoDEA Korea District Superintendent Dr. Judith Allen

Dr. Judith Allen

South Korea District

Dr. Steven Bloom

Dr. Steven Bloom

Guam District

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Jim Journey

Japan District (Acting)

Mike Thompson

Mr. Mike Thompson

Okinawa District