For Immediate Release
Date: May 13, 2024

Public Affairs Officer


Dr. Angelo Barcinas Selected Chief of Staff Mid-Atlantic District

Dr. Angelo Barcinas, DoDEA employees official photo.
Dr. Angelo Barcinas will serve as the new Mid-Atlantic District Chief of Staff starting on June 30, 2024.

Fort Liberty, NC — The Americas Mid-Atlantic District is proud to announce the selection of Dr. Angelo Barcinas as the new Mid-Atlantic District Chief of Staff, effective June 30. Dr. Barcinas joins us with a rich background in educational leadership and a dedicated service history as a combat Army veteran.

Previously, Dr. Barcinas served as the Principal of W.T. Sampson Unit School at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, and West Point Elementary School in West Point, NY. With over ten years of experience as a classroom teacher and instructional leader spanning kindergarten to high school, Dr. Barcinas brings a wealth of knowledge and a unique perspective to his new role.

Dr. Barcinas began his educational career in Guam as a middle school science teacher before becoming a social change agent inspired by his deployment to Afghanistan in 2013 for Operation Enduring Freedom. His commitment to education continued as he taught graduate courses at the University of Guam and later served in various administrative capacities within the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), including roles in Bahrain and Sevilla, Spain.

A graduate of Missouri Valley College with a Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Dr. Barcinas also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching from the University of Guam and a Doctor of Philosophy in Educational Leadership, Policy, and Change from Walden University. His academic and professional journey underscores his belief in education's transformative power and commitment to fostering opportunities and success for military-connected students.

Dr. Barcinas is joined at Fort Liberty by his wife, children, and their dog. He is eager to integrate into and contribute to the community. The family's deep military connections and personal experiences with deployments and relocations bring an empathetic and seasoned perspective to supporting our military families.

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