Mr. David O. Rudy has more than 20 years of experience as an educator and 18 years with DoDEA. Mr. Rudy previously served as the Principal of Vicenza High School from 2015 to 2018, where he led the implementation of DoDEA’s College and Career Ready Standards and instituted weekly focused collaboration time for teachers. He served on several DoDEA committees and task forces, including the Director’s Comprehensive Assessment System Advisory Council and Europe’s Grading Learning Network.
Mr. Rudy was the Principal of West Point Middle School from 2006 to 2015. During his tenure there, he led the teachers of WPMS through a series of focused, collaborative improvement initiatives and a successful AdvancEd accreditation External Review during the 2012-2013 school year. The school was named a National Blue Ribbon School of Excellence by the US Department of Education for the 2011-2012 school year, one of just thirty-three middle schools nationwide to be so recognized. Mr. Rudy led the school through a $28 million renovation and construction project which resulted in the addition of 31,000 square feet of new, specialized learning spaces. In 2015, Mr. Rudy received the Commander's Award for Civilian Service from the Department of the Army.
From 2004-2006, Mr. Rudy was the Principal of Menwith Hill Unit School, a K-12 school located in northern England. He previously served as the Assistant Principal of Vicenza High School from 2002-2004. Before becoming an administrator, Mr. Rudy taught students in middle school mathematics and English at Darmstadt Middle School in Darmstadt, Germany, and at Stephen Decatur Unit School aboard Sigonella Naval Air Station on the island of Sicily. He attended DoDEA’s Aspiring Leadership Academy in 2001. Prior to joining DoDEA in 1999, Mr. Rudy taught students in middle school English in Orlando, Florida, from which he hails. He holds two degrees from the University of Central Florida, a Bachelor’s of Science in English Education and a Master of Education in Educational Leadership.
Mr. Rudy served honorably in the US Army from 1989- 1992, supporting the first Gulf War effort as a tank mechanic stationed in Germany. He and his wife Lori have five children, aged 12 to 23, and enjoy spending their free time traveling throughout Europe.
Mr. Thomas M. Brady
HQ DoDEA Director
Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D
HQ Chief Academic Officer
Mr. Robert M. Brady
HQ Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jay Burcham
HQ Chief of Staff