Dr. Jeff Arrington has served as the DoDEA Pacific West District’s Superintendent for the past two years. Prior to becoming the District Superintendent for DoDEA schools in Guam and Korea, Dr. Arrington served for five years as the Pacific West 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, is active in his community and volunteers with many worthy organizations, including Youth Sports, Boy Scouts and his church.
Dr. Arrington’s guiding philosophy is “Actively engaging students in rigorous, real world learning opportunities resulting in the mastery of college and career readiness standards.”
Mr. Thomas M. Brady
HQ DoDEA Director
Dr. Beth Schiavino-Narvaez, Ed.D
HQ Chief Academic Officer
Mr. Robert M. Brady
HQ Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Jay Burcham
HQ Chief of Staff