Department of Defense Education Activity

Mr. Christopher Beane - Naples ES Principal

Mr. Chris Beane is extremely proud to serve as your Naples Elementary School Principal. It is an honor to lead of a school with a great reputation for being student-centered and collegial. This year marks Mr. Beane's 19th year with DoDEA; he completed his student-teaching in 1999 at the Gaeta American School in the Mediterranean District, propelling him to launch his teaching career first as an Italian Immersion teacher and then as a 6th Grade Social Studies teacher in Naples, Italy. In 2006, Mr. Beane joined the Vicenza School Complex, serving his first three years as the Middle/High School Assistant Principal, and his last three-plus years as Principal of Vicenza Elementary School.

Mr. Beane holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science from The Ohio State University, a Graduate Teaching Certificate from Rider University, and a Masters of Science in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton. He is a passionate educator who is deeply committed to providing an optimal educational experience for students. At the core of this commitment, his educational priorities include:

  • Fostering positive relationships with school stakeholders to build a healthy school environment. When a school has a positive and collegial culture, it also has the opportunity to enact change, promote professional development, progress toward school improvement, and actualize a shared, committed vision of what education should be and can be.
  • Fully engaged teachers and students in the daily business of teaching and learning--teaching bell to bell, maximizing the potential of every school day.
  • Foundational skills of literacy and numeracy are practiced daily-all students should read and problem solve every day.
  • Incorporating technology into the classroom is a need of the present, not only the future-our students are digital natives, and integrating technology into the classroom provides tremendous additional educational resources as well as increased engagement.
  • Engagement of the school and home in partnership promotes student success. The more involved parents are in their children's education, the higher their achievement.

Mr. Beane is greatly enjoying his tenure at Naples Elementary School, and he would like to extend a warm greeting to his new faculty members, students, and families.

Mr. Christopher Beane

Naples ES Principal


Phone: 044-471-6613
Phone: 646-6613
PSC 808
Box 39
FPO , AE 09618-0039
Italy

Dr. Tynia Hopkins - Naples ES Assistant Principal

Dr. Hopkins began her career in education as a Special Education Paraprofessional, Special Education Teacher, and School Counselor, in Killeen, TX, before joining the DoDEA team in 2005. Her DoDEA journey has taken her to Osan Middle/High School, Naples Elementary School, Seoul American Elementary School, Sasebo Elementary School, and Ikego Elementary School, as a School Counselor. She is thrilled to return to Naples in this new capacity. Dr. Howard-Brahaney noted “Dr. Hopkins’ focus on both academic and social emotional wellness of children will serve her well in an administrative role. We look forward to welcoming her to the Europe South Team.”

Dr. Hopkins grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana, before becoming a military dependent when her mother joined the US. Army. She is a DoDEA graduate (Ramstein High School, c/o 93) and has continued her love of learning, travel, and her appreciation for military members and their families.
Dr. Hopkins earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology and a Master of Science degree in Counseling Psychology, from Tarleton State University. She continued her education by obtaining a Doctorate in Education, with a concentration in Organizational Leadership, from Nova Southeastern University. Her research focused on emotional intelligence and staff morale.

Dr. Hopkins is passionate about student growth (personal and academic), staff morale, and contributing to a positive school culture. As an avid lover of The Arts, especially music, Dr. Hopkins is eagerly awaiting the return of karaoke.

Dr. Tynia Hopkins

Naples ES Assistant Principal


Phone: 044-471-6613
Phone: 646-6613
PSC 808
Box 39
FPO , AE 09618-0039
Italy

Vacant - Naples ES Assistant Principal

Vacant

Vacant

Naples ES Assistant Principal


Phone: 39-081-811-7621/7623/4037
Phone: 314-629-7623
PSC 808
Box 39
FPO , AE 09618-0039
Italy