Toth selected as superintendent for DODDS' Korea district
YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Charles Toth has been selected as the new superintendent for Department of Defense Dependent Schools’ Korea district, officials said this week.
Toth, of Morgantown, W.Va., has served since September 2000 as assistant superintendent for curriculum and instruction for Bavaria District Schools in Kitzingen, Germany.
Of Toth’s 37 years in education, 24 have been with DODDS.
While no official start date has been announced, Korea district officials say they expect Toth on the job early next month.
He replaces Bruce Jeter, who recently was selected district superintendent for Puerto Rico and Cuba, Domestic Dependents Elementary and Secondary Schools.
“Mr. Toth’s belief in the importance of the entire school community is extraordinary and we are very fortunate to have this superbly qualified individual as one of our DODDS Pacific leaders,” said Nancy C. Bresell, DODDS Pacific director. “He brings to the Korea district the philosophy that schools exist for the students, parents and communities that they serve.”
Toth received a bachelor’s degree in physical education from West Virginia University in 1966 and a master’s degree in curriculum and instruction from National Louis University in 1991.
He has been principal of Würzburg and Alconbury high schools in Germany and England, respectively. He served as assistant principal at Lakenheath High School in England and at Frankfurt middle and high schools in Germany.
His teaching assignments in Germany have included Frankfurt, Giessen, Bitburg and Osterholz high schools.
Prior to DODDS, Toth taught at Chesterville Junior High School in Sparta, Ohio, and at Valley and Magnolia high schools in Wetzel County, W.Va.
Toth has served as president of the Germany chapter of Phi Delta Kappa and is a member of the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development and the Federal Managers Association.
He also was past president of the International Chapter of the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the Federal Managers Association.
Toth and his wife Larissa, a teacher at Würzburg Middle School, have five daughters.