Military Mom Talk Radio hosted by Sandra Beck and Robin Boyd, and produced by Rick Swanson, welcomes Kathleen Facon, partnership branch chief and Charlie Toth, Deputy Director, of Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA)
Charles Toth Principal Deputy Director & Associate Director for Education
As the Principal Deputy Director and Associate Director for Education for the Department of Defense Education Activity (DoDEA), Mr. Charles Toth is responsible for the instructional and educational programs for DoDEA’s 192 schools located throughout the world. He also oversees personnel operations involving more than 13,000 DoDEA employees who support military families overseas and in the United States and her territories.
With nearly 39 years’ experience in education, Toth has served in DoDEA schools for 28 years. Mr. Toth served as Acting Associate Director for Education and Principal Deputy Director from June 2008. In October 2007, he was selected as the Assistant Associate Director for Education. As the Assistant Associate Director for Education, Toth provided leadership in planning, executing, and evaluating the effectiveness of DoDEA’s core programs in education, assessment, research and evaluation, procurement, budgeting, and professional development.
Prior to coming to the headquarters operation, Mr. Toth served as the District Superintendent for the Korea District where he was the chief instructional leader for schools on the Korean Peninsula since 2004. 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, 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.
Toth, a native of Morgantown, WV, 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. He is past president of the International Chapter of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Federal Managers Association.
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten – 12th grade education programs for Department of Defense (DoD) dependents who would otherwise not have access to a high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, the United States, Cuba, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Education Activities throughout the U.S. that serve children of military families.
Kathleen Facon, Partnership Branch Chief DoDEA
Kathleen Facon worked as the Chief, Installations and Communities for the Educational Partnerships Branch within DoDEA. She served as a liaison to military service representatives and DoD components to develop, monitor, and facilitate policy enhancements, programs and understandings that positively impact military children’s education and well-being with a special emphasis on ensuring seamless transitions and deployment support.
“My professional career has centered around service to military families-especially children,” said Facon. “I have a great deal of respect and admiration for the foundation that has been laid in the Partnership program and I will continue to work toward our mission to promote quality education and seamless transitions for military students.”
“I believe it’s both an honor and an obligation to serve the families of those who so courageously defend and protect our country,” she said.
Over the past 18 years, Facon served in military child and youth programs as a Child Development Center Director, Child and Youth Services Program Administrator, Children and Youth Program Specialist and Chief of Children, Youth and Teen Programs at Marine Corps Headquarters in Virginia and on Marine Corps and Army installations in California and Germany.
Throughout her career she has served as an expert advisor, senior staff officer and consultant on child and youth development, early education, national accreditation systems, partnerships, parent education and involvement, curriculum programming, youth education support and exceptional family member programs.
Facon is a native of California. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Human Development from California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and a Masters of Arts in Organizational Leadership from Concordia University, St. Paul, MN. She has been awarded the Commander’s Medal for Civilian Service and the Army Achievement Medal for Superior Civilian Service. Facon has also been recognized twice with the Department of Navy, Commendation for Civilian Service.
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