SEMBACH, GERMANY — July 22, 2022 — Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney, Department of Defense Education Activity – Europe Director for Student Excellence, announces that Dr. Andrew Rynberg has been selected as the next community superintendent in DoDEA-Europe’s East District. “Dr. Rynberg is a proven leader and professional. I am proud to announce his selection to this important position,” said Brahaney.
Most recently, Rynberg served as the United Kingdom community superintendent in DoDEA-Europe’s West District. During his 25-year career, Dr. Rynberg has also served as an elementary, middle, high school, and alternative education principal. He began his career as a high school teacher and routinely draws from those experiences the richness of what, why, and how he provides leadership to schools.
Prior to serving as a community superintendent, Rynberg served as DoDEA’s Elementary Principal for SHAPE American School in Mons, Belgium. SHAPE Elementary School provides a plethora of opportunities and programs to support a multicultural setting whereby students participate with peers from around the world. Likewise, as with his prior position as DoDEA Elementary Principal with AFNORTH International school in Brunssum, Netherlands, Rynberg came to appreciate the multicultural academic and social learning opportunities that our students have benefitted from each day.
Prior to his leadership role at AFNORTH Elementary School, Rynberg served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction for the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC) in Vero Beach, Florida. As SDIRC’s leader of curriculum and instruction he oversaw the needs for 26 schools, 1,200 teachers, and 18,000 students.
Rynberg has academic degrees in Munitions, Business Management, Accounting, Curriculum & Instruction, and K12 School Leadership. Rynberg served in the U.S. Air Force and has worked in federal service with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, and with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).
As Community Superintendent for the Kaiserslautern Military Community, Rynberg will continue to work for the best possible outcomes needed to promote the social, emotional, and academic needs of all kids and will provide strong leadership to support DoDEA’ s leaders, staff, and parents for the highest quality education for students.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-age children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to 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 Agencies throughout the United States that serve children of military families.