Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Chief Academic Officer Bio

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

Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. As the Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez sets the strategic vision and direction for the instructional framework and educational approach to DoDEA's academic program, and is a key lever to accomplish DoDEA's five key goals centered on excellence.

Prior to joining DoDEA to lead the Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) in the Pacific Region, Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez served as a life-long educator and leader in various capacities and multiple school systems. Before joining DoDEA in September 2016, she served as superintendent of the Hartford, Connecticut Public Schools. Her past experiences include: Deputy Superintendent for School Support and Improvement for the Montgomery County, Maryland Schools; Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer in the Springfield, Massachusetts Public Schools; and principal in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez began her career as a Fulbright scholar teaching in South Korea, and served in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati. Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Pennsylvania State University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in school leadership and the urban superintendency from Harvard University.

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D

Chief Academic Officer

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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

Americas

Dr. Judith A. Minor Director for Student Excellence


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


Europe

Dr. Dell W. McMullen Director for Student Excellence


DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence


Dr. Charles


DoDEA Europe Chief of Staff


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


Pacific

Ms. Lois J. Rapp Director for Student Excellence


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