For Immediate Release — January 9, 2018 |
Jade Fulce: Public Affairs Officer | 571-372-0604
ALEXANDRIA, VIRGINIA — January 9, 2018 — Dr. Judith Minor, the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA) Americas Director, has named Mr. Charlie Council to a temporary appointment effective January 7 as the acting District Superintendent for the Mid-Atlantic.
As the acting Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent, Mr. Council will oversee 26 DoDEA schools located on eight installations serving more than 10,000 students.
Before being named to this position, Mr. Council is the chief of staff for the Mid-Atlantic District. He began his DoDEA career as a 7th grade Science and Language Arts teacher at Irwin Junior High School at Fort Bragg. After holding various teaching positions at Irwin and Albritton Junior High School, he became assistant principal at Albritton in 1994. Following that assignment, Mr. Council was named principal of McNair Elementary School in 1999 and then moved to Murray Elementary School in 2006.
In 2011, Mr. Council was appointed the principal of Irwin Intermediate School where he helped plan and facilitate the opening of the replacement building, where Irwin is now located. In 2013, Mr. Council was selected to be the Education Operations Manager for the DoDEA North Carolina District. Since 2015, Mr. Council has served as the Chief of Staff for the Mid-Atlantic District, which includes DoDEA schools in North Carolina, New York, Virginia, Puerto Rico and Cuba. He is looking forward to serving DoDEA students, teachers and administrators in a new capacity.
“I am honored to be selected to serve the students and staff in the Mid-Atlantic District,” said Council. “I strive to serve all of our stakeholders exceptionally well. I have been fortunate to work and learn from many colleagues, who guided me to where I am today. I am truly thankful. I will do my best in this capacity until a new district superintendent is named.”
In announcing the appointment, Dr. Minor cited Mr. Council’s extensive experience and leadership in DoDEA’s schools.
“We are excited to have Mr. Council serve in this interim capacity given his long-term experience and knowledge of the Mid-Atlantic District,” said Dr. Minor. “He will provide continuity in this role as we complete our search for the Mid-Atlantic Superintendent.”
Mr. Council earned his Bachelor of Science degree and his Masters of Administration from Pembroke State University. He taught in the Cumberland County School District in Fayetteville, N.C. before joining DoDEA in 1982.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.