Dr. Angelo Barcinas comes to Spain from the Kingdom of Bahrain, where he has served the NSA Bahrain community for the past three years as the Assistant Principal of Bahrain Middle High School. Dr. Barcinas brings ten years of experience as both a classroom teacher and instructional leader from kindergarten to high school. A Combat Army veteran, Dr. Barcinas’ journey in education began in Guam, as a middle school science teacher in the Guam Department of Education. He then transitioned to the alternative school that served at-risk students of all middle and high school public schools. He served as a Health, Physical Education, Science Teacher, and was an intricate member of the leadership team that promoted and increased student success. Prior to becoming an assistant principal, Dr. Barcinas deployed to Afghanistan in 2013 for Operation Enduring Freedom and he was inspired to become a social change agent for his island. Although he became a school administrator, he was able to continue teaching at the University of Guam, as an adjunct professor of graduate students pursuing their master’s degree in education. In January 2018, Dr. Barcinas joined the DoDEA family and he considers himself extremely blessed to have the opportunity to work side by side with his colleagues to serve our military-connected students. Both him and his wife have experience in the Armed Forces and as a dependent and of a retired Army Veteran and former DoDEA student, it has given him much pride and honor to serve in his capacity.
Dr. Barcinas earned his bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science at Missouri Valley College, a Masters of Arts in Teaching at the University of Guam, and his Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Change from Walden University. As a lifelong learner, he believes that education creates opportunities for all students and how we positively impact our students today will lead to a prosperous future.
Dr. Barcinas is joined by his wife, Girlie, and their four children: Gavin-10th Grade, Angelo II- 6th Grade, Avery- 4th Grade, and Amelia-2nd Grade. They are truly looking forward to becoming a member of the Sevilla Elementary Middle School community.