Department of Defense Education Activity

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D - Chief Academic Officer

Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D serves as the Chief Academic Officer for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia. As the Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez sets the strategic vision and direction for the instructional framework and educational approach to DoDEA's academic program, and is a key lever to accomplish DoDEA's five key goals centered on excellence.

Prior to joining DoDEA to lead the Center for Instructional Leadership (CIL) in the Pacific Region, Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez served as a life-long educator and leader in various capacities and multiple school systems. Before joining DoDEA in September 2016, she served as superintendent of the Hartford, Connecticut Public Schools. Her past experiences include: Deputy Superintendent for School Support and Improvement for the Montgomery County, Maryland Schools; Assistant Superintendent/Chief Academic Officer in the Springfield, Massachusetts Public Schools; and principal in Pittsfield, Massachusetts.

Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez began her career as a Fulbright scholar teaching in South Korea, and served in the Peace Corps in the Republic of Kiribati. Dr. Schiavino-Narvaez earned a bachelor’s degree in elementary education from Pennsylvania State University, and master’s and doctoral degrees in school leadership and the urban superintendency from Harvard University.

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D

Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D

Chief Academic Officer

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Americas

Dr. Judith A. Minor Director for Student Excellence

Dr. Judith A. Minor
DoDEA Americas Director for Student Excellence


Mr. Stephen Hovanic Chief of Staff

Mr. Stephen Hovanic
DoDEA Americas Chief of Staff


Dr. Samantha Ingram Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Dr. Samantha Ingram
DoDEA Americas Chief of Instructional Leadership Development


Dr. Donato Cuadrado District Superintendent

Dr. Donato Cuadrado
Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent


Dr. Christy Huddleston District Superintendent

Dr. Christy Huddleston
Southeast District Superintendent


Europe

Dr. Dell W. McMullen Director for Student Excellence

Dr. Dell W. McMullen
DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence


Dr. Charles

Dr. Charles "Chas" Kelker
DoDEA Europe Chief of Staff


Mr. Steven Sanchez District Superintendent

Mr. Steven Sanchez
Europe East District Superintendent


Mr. Kent Worford District Superintendent

Mr. Kent Worford
Europe West District Superintendent


Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney District Superintendent

Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney
Europe South District Superintendent


Pacific

Ms. Lois J. Rapp Director for Student Excellence

Ms. Lois J. Rapp
DoDEA Pacific Director for Student Excellence


Mr. Todd Schlitz Chief of Staff

Mr. Todd Schlitz
DoDEA Pacific Chief of Staff


Dr. Judith Allen District Superintendent

Dr. Judith Allen
Pacific East District Superintendent


Mr. Jimmy Journey District Superintendent

Mr. Jimmy Journey
Pacific South District Superintendent


Dr. Jeff Arrington District Superintendent

Dr. Jeff Arrington
Pacific West District Superintendent