For Immediate Release — June 21, 2019 | Pacific
OKINAWA, JAPAN — June 21, 2019 — The Pacific Region announces that Dr. Jeff Arrington has been selected as District Superintendent of Schools for the DoDEA Pacific West District (South Korea) starting the 2019-2020 school year. He currently serves as the Community Superintendent of the DoDEA Pacific West District.
Dr. Arrington is entering his fifth school year at USAG Camp Humphreys. He previously served for five years as the District Assistant Superintendent in the DoDEA Pacific Guam District and has a background in working with educational technology, professional development, 21st Century instructional practices, and school administration at all levels and in all configurations of schools.
Dr. Arrington’s leadership assignments have lead him on a journey across the Pacific, where he has served as a DoDEA administrator starting in Guam, then Okinawa, Mainland Japan, back to Guam and now Korea. He was promoted to assistant principal of Guam High School in 2000 and then principal of Lester Middle School on Okinawa, Japan in 2002. From there, Dr. Arrington joined Kadena High School—also on Okinawa—as the principal in 2005 before moving on in 2008 to serve as principal of Edgren High School and then promoted to Assistant Superintendent for Guam in 2010.
During his DoDEA tenure, Dr. Arrington also served on accreditation, student information systems, differentiated instruction, inclusive and responsive teaching, educator career program (ECP), and the technology steering committees.
Dr. Arrington’s education career began in 1994 in Arkansas where his assignments included teaching and administration. He has a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Arkansas. He returned to the University of Arkansas to earn a master’s in educational administration in 1996 and an educational specialist degree in 1998. He completed his doctorate of education in educational administration from the University of Nebraska in 2014.
Dr. Arrington and his lovely and talented wife Jennifer, are the busy parents of seven children and active in his community and volunteers with many worthy organizations, including Youth Sports, Boy Scouts and his church.
Dr. Arrington’s guiding philosophy is “It’s all about highest student achievement and making data-driven decisions that reflect the individualized needs of each student.”
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The DoDEA Pacific Public Affairs Office initiates and manages DoDEA's communications and outreach efforts for the Pacific to include Guam, Japan, Okinawa, South Korea. The office is responsible for media relations, internal information programs and communication with students, parents, teachers, school administrators and the public.