Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer


 

Kirsten E. Webb
Chief Operating Officer
 

Ms. Kirsten Webb reported to Naval Postgraduate School as the Chief Operating Officer December 10, 2019.  Prior to arrival she served for seven years as the Chief of Capabilities and Initiatives for the Department of Defense Education Activity wherein she was responsible for assessing the agency’s current capability, and planning initiatives to ensure DoDEA’s was postured for the future.  Her accomplishments included restructuring the organization, development of the organization’s strategic plan, and the development of a comprehensive system. 

Kirsten also served at DoDEA as the Non-DoD Schools Program Manager (NDSP) providing support and funding ($73M) for the education of approximately 3,000 dependents of military and DoD civilian employees assigned in 133 locations where no DoDEA schools are available.  

Prior to her work at DoDEA, Ms. Webb worked for Navy Headquarters as the Navy School Liaison Program Director. Ms. Webb was recognized by the Commander, Navy Installations Command for her development and implementation of “Connections,” the first Service initiative to bring military and community resources to military impacted schools in a school-based transition facilitation program. 

In 2008, under direction of Commander, Navy Region Southwest (NRSW), Ms. Webb established the Navy School Liaison Program SW encompassing six states, 10 installations, and serving the second largest Navy population.  Key contributions included: establishing School Liaison policy and procedures, facilitation of partnerships between Installation Commanders and public-school leaders, establishment of the San Diego Military Education Council, and she served as the military representative on the California Interstate Compact for Military Children’s Education, and as a Junior Achievement Board Member. Ms. Webb was recognized by the Superintendent of San Diego Unified School District and San Diego Mayor for her accomplishments and role in building community capacity to support the education of military children. 

Ms. Webb’s previous civilian positions include over a decade of elementary school teaching and administrative leadership in four states, and six school districts.  As an educator Ms. Webb served on School and District Improvement Teams, and curriculum development teams. She was chosen by Dr. Francis Fennell (Skip), President of the National Council of Teaching Mathematics (NCTM), to participate in an initiative to identify leading practices in inquiry-based mathematics instruction.  Ms. Webb presented findings at a National Mathematics Conference at the University of Delaware and was featured in P-K12 Magazine.  The highlight of her teaching career included her selection as the Teacher of the Year.

Ms. Webb served six years on active duty in the United States Navy as a Hospital Corpsman. She spent the majority of her time in service at Naval Hospital Portsmouth, and the Naval Special Warfare Center, Little Creek, Virginia.

Ms. Webb is a native of Media, Pennsylvania. She graduated from University of Florida with a BA in Elementary Education. She holds a master’s degree in Education Curriculum and Technology, Graduate Certificates in Organizational Change Management, Organizational Leadership and certifications in Lean Six Sigma Process Improvement, and Program Management Professional (PMP). She has been awarded the Office of Secretary of Defense Exceptional Civilian Service Award for her exceptional work and service.

Kirsten has been married for 28 years to Michael Webb, who recently retired from Navy active duty. They have two sons:  Christian, age 23, and Tyler, age 27 who currently serves on Active Duty in the Navy.

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