During his 23-year career, Dr. Rynberg has served as an elementary, middle, high school, and alternative education principal. He began his career as a high school teacher and routinely draws from those experiences the richness of what, why, and how he provides leadership to schools. Dr. Rynberg has academic degrees in Munitions, Business Management, Accounting, Curriculum & Instruction, and K12 School Leadership. Dr. Rynberg served in the U.S. Air Force and has worked in federal service with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, FDIC, and with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF).
Most recently, Dr. Rynberg served as DoDEA’s Elementary Principal for SHAPE American School in Mons, Belgium. SHAPE Elementary School provides a plethora of opportunities and programs to support a multicultural setting whereby students participate with peers from around the world. Likewise, as with his prior position as DoDEA Elementary Principal with AFNORTH International school in Brunssum, Netherlands, Dr. Rynberg came to appreciate the multicultural academic and social learning opportunities that our students have benefitted from each day.
Prior to his leadership role at AFNORTH Elementary School, Dr. Rynberg served as the Assistant Superintendent of Curriculum & Instruction for the School District of Indian River County (SDIRC) in Vero Beach, Florida. As SDIRC’s leader of curriculum and instruction he oversaw the needs for 26 schools, 1,200 teachers, and 18,000 students.
Dr. Rynberg also supported more than 100 schools as a Principal Leadership Coach. As a certified Leadership Coach with Michigan State University and as an Instructional Coach with the University of Florida. Since 2005, he has worked with and supported more than 200 school leaders as well as thousands of instructional staff.
As United Kingdom Community Superintendent for the Europe West District, Dr. Rynberg will continue to work for the best possible outcomes needed to promote the social, emotional, and academic needs of all kids and will provide strong leadership to support DoDEA’ s leaders, staff, and parents for the highest quality education for students.
Mr. Joseph Lovett joined the Europe East District Office as Community Superintendent in August 2020. He is originally from Minneapolis, Minnesota, and has worked in education for 45 years. He has had the honor to work for DoDEA since 1983.
Mr. Lovett attended the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis Community College, and Mankato State University. He received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education and his graduate degree in Educational Administration from Mankato State University (now University of Minnesota-Mankato).
Prior assignments have been as Community Superintendent for Europe West at RAF Feltwell in the UK, principal at Vogelweh ES, Ramstein ES, and Bitburg ES, assistant principal at Mannheim ES, business officer for the Hessen District Superintendent’s Office, teacher at Darmstadt ES and elementary classroom teacher in Minnesota 1976-1983. Mr. Lovett was named DoDEA Europe Elementary Principal of the Year in 2017.
In addition to his professional activities, Mr. Lovett has supported his community through serving as a volunteer with Community Theatres, Deutsche Basketball Bund, School PTAs, and Booster Clubs.
His three adult children graduated from General H.H. Arnold High School in Wiesbaden. Mr. Lovett’s family lives in the KMC where his wife Kimberly Lovett, a teacher of students with visual impairments, works at Ramstein Intermediate School.
Mr. Thomas M. Brady
HQ DoDEA Director
Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D
HQ Chief Academic Officer
Mr. Robert M. Brady
HQ Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jay Burcham
HQ Chief of Staff