Department of Defense Education Activity

PAC-West District Chief of Staff Bio

Mr. Joel L. Grim - PAC-West Chief of Staff

Mr. Grim is in his second year as the PAC West Chief of Staff.  Prior to accepting this position, he served 20 years as a school principal.  Mr. Grim grew up in Ohio and served five years in the United States Air Force before being honorably discharged.  During his time in the military, he earned his Community College of the Air Force degree in 1988 and bachelor's degree from Southern Illinois University in 1989.  He then received his teaching credential from Chapman University.  He also earned a master's degree in educational administration from Azusa Pacific University in 1995 and currently holds an educational specialist degree in educational leadership from the University of Sioux Falls in 2004.

Mr. Grim has taught first, second, and fifth grades before becoming an administrator in 1997.  His career has included working as an assistant principal, curriculum director, and principal in South Dakota.  He was awarded the South Dakota “Rookie Principal of the Year.” Mr. Grim joined DoDEA in 2009, serving as a principal at Ft. Bragg and also in Okinawa. He was awarded the North Carolina P.T.A. “Principal of the Year” in 2016.  

He has coached softball, baseball, and soccer in a previous community.  He has been happily married for 29 years and has three adult children.  One of his children is serving in the United States Air Force.  Working for DoDEA and providing a quality education for the children of military affiliated families continues to be an honor and privilege for him as an educator.

Mr. Joel L. Grim

PAC-West Chief of Staff

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DoDEA Pacific West (Korea)

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