Andrea Marr has been affiliated with military-connected communities for more than 20 years as a service member and educator.
She began her educational career in Harnett County School District as a high school English and history teacher in Spring Lake, North Carolina. She also worked as a secondary instructional coach and common core implementation leader for language arts in this district. Marr then worked for the Yuma Union High School District in Yuma, Arizona, where she served as the Ready Now Yuma director of Cambridge international curriculum. During her time as director, she oversaw multiple high schools and worked with the Helios Education Foundation to successfully improve examination scores for ACT and Cambridge Assessments.
Marr joined DoDEA in 2017 as the Barsanti Elementary School assistant principal in Fort Campbell, Kentucky. Currently, she is the principal of Murray Elementary School at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
Marr has an educational specialist degree in educational leadership and administration from Liberty University, a master’s in administration from Walden University, a bachelor’s from Fayetteville State University, and a K-12 structured English immersion endorsement from Arizona Western University. Marr is an Army veteran, who served as a military police officer and a member of The Old Guard in Arlington, Virginia.
Mr. Romero began his teaching career with Miami-Dade County Public Schools in Florida in 2006. He began working at Kendale Elementary where he taught 2nd through 5th grades during his time at that school. He then worked the next three years as a math coach at Laura C. Saunders Elementary in Florida City. During his time as an instructional coach, he was part of a team that raised the school from an F rating to a B rating based on standardized test scores. He then spent one year at South Dade Senior High School as an interim assistant principal. During his time in the Miami-Dade County Public School system Mr. Romero was Rookie Teacher of the Year and two-time Teacher of the Year as well as part of the iLead program in which he was recognized as one of the emerging leaders in education. Mr. Romero joined DoDEA in 2017 as a sixth-grade teacher at Diamond Elementary. He spent the next two years as a fifth-grade teacher in Diamond’s new 21st century school. In 2019 he became the K-5 Math ISS for the Ft. Stewart/South Carolina Community Superintendent’s Office where he supports the seven schools in the community in the area of math and professional learning.
Mr. Romero holds Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Florida International University in Miami and a Master of Arts in Educational Leadership from Nova Southeastern University in Ft. Lauderdale. He also earned a Specialist degree from Arkansas State University in Educational Leadership.
Mr. Romero is a veteran of the United State Navy where he served five years as an Aviation Hydraulic Mechanic on F/18 Hornets. He spent time at Cecil Field in Jacksonville, FL, and at NAS Oceana in Virginia Beach, VA. He completed three deployments during his time, one on the USS Eisenhower aircraft carrier and two aboard the USS Washington aircraft carrier.
Mr. Romero is excited for this opportunity to continue to serve the DoDEA community and looks forward to partnering with all stakeholders to carry out DoDEA’s mission. He has three children and is a passionate Miami Hurricanes football fan.