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Europe West District Chief of Staff Bio

Dr. Laura Hussein - Europe West Chief of Staff

Dr. Laura Hussein is excited to be a part of the Europe West District as the Chief of Staff. In her last position, she was Principal of Albritton Middle School at Ft. Bragg, NC and previously was assistant Principal at Hampton Elementary School, Diamond Elementary School, and Lakenheath Middle School. She also has fifteen years of experience teaching grades PreK-8.

Dr. Hussein has a proven track record for developing and sustaining high performing schools. Through her extensive work as an Instructional Systems Specialist for Continuous School Improvement, she assisted teachers and administrators in improving school quality resulting in successful accreditation visits. Dr. Hussein’s leadership facilitated Lakenheath Middle School in achieving the Blue Ribbon Award recognition in 2013 and the Green Ribbon Award at Hampton Primary School in 2016. As an administrator, Dr. Hussein’s focus is on building enduring and responsive school environments to meet the needs of all students.

Achieving student excellence is Dr. Hussein’s guiding principal. Through the implementation of the College and Career Ready Standards and the DoDEA Comprehensive Assessment System, she uses student achievement data to lead collaborative discussions and to guide professional development opportunities for educators focusing on providing high quality learning experiences for students.

Dr. Hussein is committed to building successful partnerships with families and communities and believes in the importance of providing regular communication. She encourages a welcoming environment that fosters family and command involvement.

Dr. Hussein received her doctorate degree from Northcentral University in Education Technology Management. Her Master of Science degree in Educational Administration is from National University, and her undergraduate degree in Education is from Catawba College in Salisbury, North Carolina. She is a National Board Certified Teacher in early adolescent science.

She is the proud mother of two children who attended and graduated from DoDEA schools in England. Dr. Hussein is excited to be in Europe to serve DoDEA West and military connected children and families to fulfill DoDEA’s mission to educate, engage, and empower each student to succeed in a dynamic world.

Dr. Laura Hussein

EU-West Chief of Staff

Phone: +32 (0) 2717 9923
Unit 21800 Box 26
APO , AE 09714

DoDEA HQ Leadership

Mr. Thomas M. Brady DoDEA Director

Mr. Thomas M. Brady
HQ DoDEA Director

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D Chief Academic Officer

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D
HQ Chief Academic Officer

Mr. Robert M. Brady Associate Director for Financial & Business Operations

Mr. Robert M. Brady
HQ Associate Director for Financial & Business Operations

Mr. Jay Burcham Chief of Staff

Mr. Jay Burcham
HQ Chief of Staff

DoDEA Region and District Leadership


Dr. Judith A. Minor Director for Student Excellence

Dr. Judith A. Minor
DoDEA Americas Director for Student Excellence

Mr. Stephen Hovanic Chief of Staff

DoDEA Americas Chief of Staff

Dr. Samantha Ingram Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

DoDEA Americas Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Dr. Donato Cuadrado District Superintendent

Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent

Dr. Christy Huddleston District Superintendent

Southeast District Superintendent


Dr. Charles

DoDEA Europe Acting Director for Student Excellence/Chief of Staff

Jorma Young Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Europe Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Mr. Steven Sanchez District Superintendent

Europe East District Superintendent

Mr. Kent Worford District Superintendent

Europe West District Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney District Superintendent

Europe South District Superintendent


Ms. Lois J. Rapp Director for Student Excellence

Ms. Lois J. Rapp
DoDEA Pacific Director for Student Excellence

Mr. Todd Schlitz Chief of Staff

DoDEA Pacific Chief of Staff

Dr. Christopher Marczak Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

DoDEA Pacific Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Dr. Judith Allen District Superintendent

Pacific East District Superintendent

Mr. Jimmy Journey District Superintendent

Pacific South District Superintendent

Dr. Jeff Arrington District Superintendent

Pacific West District Superintendent