ARLINGTON, VIRGINIA — October 10, 2007 — Dr Shirley Miles, the Department of Defense Education Activity's (DoDEA's) Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director, announced today the selection of Mr. Charlie Toth as Assistant Associate Director for Education.
With nearly 39 years' experience in education, Toth, has served in DoDEA schools for 28 years and is currently the District Superintendent for the Korea District, where he has been the chief instructional leader for schools on the Korean Peninsula since 2002. Prior to that, he was the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for DoDEA's Bavaria District Schools, in Kitzingen, Germany. Toth spent several years as a high school principal at Wuerzburg High School in Germany and Alconbury High School in England and as an assistant principal at Lakenheath High School, Lakenheath, England and at Frankfurt Middle School and Frankfurt High School in Frankfurt, Germany. He also taught in Germany at Frankfurt High School, Giessen High School, Bitburg High School and Osterholz High School.
Prior to his career with DoDEA schools, Toth taught at Chesterville Junior High School in Sparta, Ohio, and at Valley High School and Magnolia High School in Wetzel County, West Virginia.
As the Assistant Associate Director for Education, Toth will provide leadership in planning, executing and evaluating the effectiveness of DoDEA's core programs in education; assessment; research and evaluation; procurement; budgeting; and professional development.
In announcing Toth's selection, which was made through a competitive process, Miles cited Toth's experience as an educator and as a parent with children in DoDEA's schools as strengths he will bring to his new assignment.
"I'm thrilled and excited and looking forward to working with Mr. Toth as he will be able to give me a historical perspective in working with DoDEA," Miles said. "He is a true veteran of the DoDEA school system, having had vast experience in our system as a teacher, administrator, and a parent," she added. "He has extensive experience in curriculum development, programming, planning and budgeting for globally dispersed school operations. He is also extremely familiar with the home and school transition issues facing military families as they move, having had five children attend DoDEA schools.".
Toth is looking forward to continuing to serve military students and families in his new capacity.
"I am extremely excited about the educational and leadership opportunities this position will provide me," he said. "DoDEA continues to replicate an exceptional educational environment for the students of U.S. Servicemembers around the world and I am pleased an proud to have the chance to continue serving this outstanding educational organization."
Toth received his Master's Degree in Curriculum and Instruction from National Louis University in 1991. He is a 1966 graduate of West Virginia University where he received his Bachelor's Degree in Physical Education.
Mr. Toth has been active in several professional organizations including serving as president of the Germany Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa. He is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, and the Federal Managers Association. He is past president of the International Chapter of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Federal Managers Association.
Mr. Toth will assume his new duties in November. He and his wife, Larissa, have five daughters. He is a native of Morgantown, West Virginia.
DoDEA directs, coordinates, and manages the education programs for Department of Defense (DoD) dependents who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA consists of the Department of Defense Dependents Schools (DoDDS) located overseas, and the Department of Defense Domestic Dependent Elementary and Secondary Schools (DDESS) located in the United States and its territories and possessions. DoDEA provides education to eligible DoD military and civilian dependents from pre-kindergarten through 12th grade.