Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA Pacific announces selection of the Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) Chief

For Immediate Release — August 17, 2020 | Pacific

Dr. Chris Marczak

Dr. Chris Marczak, DoDEA Pacific Region's Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) Chief

PACIFIC — August 17, 2020 — The Department of Defense Education Activity - Pacific is pleased to announce the selection of Dr. Chris Marczak as chief of the region’s Center for Instructional Leadership, effective Sept. 8, 2020.

Dr. Marczak brings extensive professional experience to the Pacific. Most recently, he served as Superintendent of Maury County Public Schools in Tennessee. His experience also includes educating future educational leaders as a visiting professor part-time and serving as an assistant superintendent, district lead principal, principal, assistant principal, and teacher.

"I am honored to have been selected as the CIL Chief for the DoDEA-Pacific region,” Dr. Marczak said. “As the son of a Navy Master Chief, I was once a DoDEA student. It has been my lifelong ambition to return to DoDEA to give back and to make a difference in the lives of our military-connected students. I look forward to building great relationships with our instructional leaders to ensure that our students are prepared to lead and succeed in our global society."

Dr. Marczak’s work has been nationally recognized; in 2017, he received the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” educational technology leader award. He is a distinguished innovative and collaborative educational leader and has led trainings nationally and across Tennessee on topics including district and principal professional development, the power of Professional Learning Communities, technology integration to impact students and school systems, and the impact of emerging technology and social media on leadership and school systems.

Dr. Marczak holds a doctorate in Leadership and Professional Practice from Trevecca Nazarene University in Nashville, Tenn.; a master’s degree in Educational Leadership, also from Trevecca Nazarene University; and a bachelor’s degree from Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, Tenn.

He and his wife, Dr. Sheila Marczak, have been married since 1995 and share four daughters.


About DoDEA

DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-aged 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 Activities throughout the United States that serve children of military families.