Department of Defense Education Activity

DoDEA VS: Administration Bios

Dr. Terri Marshall - DoDEA VS Principal

Dr. Terri Marshall serves as the Principal for the Department of Education Activity (DoDEA) Virtual School (DVS). As the principal she oversees three hubs, located on three different continents in three different time zones. Her office is located on Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia. Under her skillful leadership as principal since the Fall of 2010, the DVS has become a fully accredited, diploma granting institution and has grown exponentially from approximately 500 enrollments to a K-12 school with 12,000 enrollments. In March of 2020 with the onset of a worldwide pandemic and the closure of DoDEA face-to-face schools, Dr. Marshall, along with her team of experts, directed the development of a DoDEA-wide virtual option that enabled K-12 online instruction to become a reality. She and her staff have put in place a dynamic support network that ensures military connected students, their parents, and DoDEA teachers around the world are able to carry on with the learning process. In recognition of the virtual school success, Dr. Marshall was named the DoDEA 2020 Principal of the Year. Additionally, in June of 2021, Dr. Marshall was one of only eight recipients of the prestigious Spirit of Service Award which recognizes the virtues of public service across the Department of Defense.

Dr. Marshall is a product of the Washington, DC area and followed in her mother’s footsteps when she went into education. She began her career as a math and business teacher in the District of Columbia Public School System. During her tenure there, she was selected as the Ward 8 Outstanding Teacher of the Year and implemented an educational grant for urban schools from The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation.  

Dr. Marshall has served in a variety of educational and administrative positions since 1994 when she began her DoDEA career as a math teacher in Wiesbaden, Germany. From there she was named an Assistant Principal and moved to Seoul, Korea. Three years later she came back to Europe for her first principalship at Hanau, Germany. In 2004, she was asked to serve as Principal–in-Residence at DoDEA Headquarters in Arlington, Virginia. In that role, she provided advice to the DoDEA leadership on issues impacting secondary school students. 

Dr. Marshall received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and in 1994, she earned a Master’s in Education from George Washington University.  In 2014, she earned a Doctoral Degree in Educational Leadership at Argosy University. 

Dr. Terri Marshall

DoDEA VS Principal

DoDEA Virtual School
3308 John Quick Road
Quantico , VA 22134

Marine Corps Base Quantico, Virginia

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 Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Robert M. Brady
HQ Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Jay Burcham Chief of Staff

Mr. Jay Burcham
HQ Chief of Staff

DoDEA Region and District Leadership


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. Christy Huddleston Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

DoDEA Americas Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Mr. Kent Worford District Superintendent

Mid-Atlantic District Superintendent

Mr. Greg Bull District Superintendent

Southeast District Superintendent


Dr. Michelle Howard-Brahaney Director for Student Excellence

DoDEA Europe Director for Student Excellence

Dr. Charles "Chas" Kelker Chief of Staff

DoDEA Europe Chief of Staff

Jorma Young Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Europe Chief of Instructional Leadership Development

Mr. Steven Sanchez District Superintendent

Europe East District Superintendent

Dr. Jason Ter Horst District Superintendent

Europe West District Superintendent

Dr. Jeff Arrington District Superintendent

Europe South District Superintendent


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. Jackie Ferguson District Superintendent

Pacific East District Superintendent

Dr. Melissa Hayes District Superintendent

Pacific South District Superintendent

Dr. Jacob Sherwood District Superintendent

Pacific West District Superintendent