DoDDS Korea

On Base: 738-5922
Off Base: 0505-738-5922
Supt.Korea.DSO@pac.dodea.edu

Superintendent
Dr. Judy Allen

Dr. Judith (Judy) Allen is enjoying her 28th year as a Department of Defense Dependents School (DoDDS) employee. She began her career as a substitute teacher at Torrejon AB, Spain. As a classroom teacher she taught grades seven and first at Torrejon AB, and Rota, Spain and grades six and five in Incirlik, Turkey. She entered administration in 1991 and has served as an Educational Program Manager (EPM) at Incirlik Elementary School, Turkey; Assistant Principal, David Glasgow Farragut Elementary School, Rota Spain and Kinser Elementary School, Okinawa; Principal, Kinser Elementary School, Okinawa and Ramstein Elementary School, Germany; Chief of Staff and Assistant Superintendent, Isles District Office, Feltwell, England. She transferred to the Korea District Office as the Assistant Superintendent and was selected for her current position as Superintendent in 2014.

Dr. Allen is a Maryland native and spent 22 years as an AF spouse. She traveled the world with her AF husband, with assignments at Wright-Patterson AFB, Ohio, Tachikawa AFB, Japan, Hanscom Field, (Lowell Technological Institute) Massachusetts, Shaw AFB, SC, Hickam AFB, Hawaii and Torrejon AB, Spain. Dr. Allen holds the following degrees: Doctoral degree in Educational Leadership, University of Nevada-Reno; Master's Degree in Public Administration, Troy State University, European Division and Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education, University of Nevada-Las Vegas.

Dr. Allen is the mother of three children, Laura, Ted, Jr. and Marc. Marc is active duty Air Force and just recently returned from a second tour of duty in Iraq. She has five grandchildren, 3 of whom are Air Force dependents and one of whom just joined the Air Force Reserve Officers Training Corps (AFROTC) -- Keeping the tradition alive!

Assistant Superintendent
Dr. Jeff Arrington

Dr. Jeff Arrington joined the DoDEA Korea District as Assistant Superintendent in 2015. Prior to joining the Korea District Superintendent's Office, Arrington had served as Assistant Superintendent for the DoDEA Guam District since 2010. He has extensive experience in educational technology, professional development, 21st Century instructional practices, and school administration.

Arrington's career in education began in 1994 in Arkansas where he worked as a Teacher and School Administrator before first joining DoDEA as an Educational Technologist in Guam. He was promoted to Assistant Principal of Guam High School in 2000 and moved on in 2002 to became Principal of Lester Middle School on Okinawa, Japan. From there, Arrington became Principal of Kadena High School on Okinawa in 2005 before moving on in 2008 to serve as Principal of Edgren High School in Misawa, Japan.

During his DoDEA tenure, Arrington has served on numerous steering committees to address complex issues such as accreditation, student information systems, differentiated instruction, inclusive and responsive teaching, the DoDEA educator career program (ECP), and educational technology.

Arrington earned a bachelor’s degree in accounting, a master's in educational administration, and an educational specialist degree from the University of Arkansas. 
He completed his doctorate of education in educational administration from the University of Nebraska in 2014.

Arrington and his wife Jennifer are the busy parents of seven children. They are active in their church and community and volunteer with many worthy organizations such as Youth Sports and Boy Scouts.

In reflecting on his guiding philosophy, Arrington feels “It’s all about highest student achievement and making data-driven decisions that reflect the individualized needs of each student.”