Dr. Jeff Arrington is in his first year as the DoDEA Pacific West District’s Superintendent. Most recently, Dr. Arrington served for four years as PacWest Community Superintendent. His previous assignment was for five years as the District Assistant Superintendent in the DoDEA Pacific Guam District. Dr. Arrington 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, 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, Arrington also served on accreditation, student information systems, differentiated instruction, inclusive and responsive teaching, educator career program (ECP), and the technology steering committees.
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.”