Mrs. Denise DeMarco is a passionate educator committed to lifelong learning for all stakeholders. She is dedicated to the military family as it is the foundation of her own family. “There is no better family to grow up a member of. The countless memories, experiences and opportunities that the military community provides drew me back as an educator. I wanted to return the influence and remain part of the family I have known all my life.”
Mrs. DeMarco earned her Master's Degree of Education from the University of Oklahoma in Administration, Curriculum Development and Supervision, and graduated Summa Cum Laude. She was named the 2004 Teacher of the Year for the Kaiserslautern (Germany) District where she taught first and second grade German Immersion. In 2005, she joined the administration team at Naples Elementary School as an assistant principal where she was honored with the 2008 DoDDS-Europe Assistant Principal of the Year Award. In 2008, she became principal at Livorno Elementary Middle School. She moved to the Bavaria District as an instructional systems specialist (ISS) for the Early Childhood, Math and Science curriculums in 2010.
"Mrs. Denise DeMarco brings a strong background in organizational, instructional and school improvement leadership," said Mr. Michael Gould, New York/Virginia/Puerto Rico District Superintendent. "I believe she is the perfect person to continue the exemplary work already in place and to assist in supporting the school’s effort to address the recommendations of the AdvancED visiting team."
Mrs. DeMarco is an expert in instructional and organizational planning to stimulate and develop a culture of continuous improvement and one in support of lifelong learners. “I believe that stimulating change is a call for higher expectations and standards-driven instruction while recognizing the achievements of every learner builds a learning community,” she said. "Being a partner in education by being engaged in a professional learning community with all stakeholders, being welcoming and student-oriented, focusing on student academic and social achievement and enlisting all elements of the community helps every child reach success in a safe learning environment and builds ownership and trust in the school community.”