YONGSAN GARRISON, South Korea — Charlie Toth, the Department of Defense Education Activity’s Korea District superintendent, is leaving to become assistant associate director for education at DODEA headquarters in Arlington, Va.

“I am extremely excited about the educational and leadership opportunities this position will provide me,” Toth said in a news release.

He will leave South Korea in mid-November. A search is under way for his successor, said district spokesman Kristopher Kwiatek.

In his new position, Toth will provide leadership in planning, executing and evaluating DODEA’s core programs, according to the release.

Toth was selected because of his experience as a teacher, administrator and parent, Dr. Shirley Miles, DODEA’s associate director for education and principal deputy director, said in the release.

“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,” she said.

Toth has been the chief instructional leader for schools in South Korea since 2002, and has worked in Germany and England during his 28 years with DODEA.

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