ALEXANDRIA, VA — November 29, 2021 — DoDEA Director Tom Brady has named Dr. Jeff Arrington as the DoDEA Europe South District Superintendent. He will be responsible for DoDEA’s 16 schools and approximately 5,675 students across 4 countries in the Europe South District.
Dr. Jeff Arrington has served as the DoDEA Pacific West District Superintendent since 2019. Prior to becoming the District Superintendent for DoDEA schools in Guam and Korea, he served for five years as the Pacific West Community Superintendent. Prior to that he served 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 is a highly capable leader who has consistently demonstrated excellent judgement.” said Brady. “Jeff has been a remarkable District Superintendent for the DoDEA Pacific West District, where he has adeptly handled the challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and protected student’s continuity of education while maintaining a safe and secure learning environment.”
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 Doctor of Education in educational administration from the University of Nebraska in 2014.
“It has been an honor and privilege to serve our military-connected students and their families in the Pacific region,” said Arrington. “Leading the Pacific West District has been one of the greatest highlights of my career. While it is difficult to leave, I’m excited to embark upon this new opportunity with the Europe South District and look forward to partnering with staff, parents, and military leaders to ensure students continue to receive an excellent education experience.”
DoDEA plans, directs, coordinates, and manages pre-kindergarten through 12th grade education programs for school-age children of Department of Defense personnel who would otherwise not have access to high-quality public education. DoDEA schools are located in Europe, the Pacific, Western Asia, the Middle East, Cuba, the United States, Guam, and Puerto Rico. DoDEA also provides support and resources to Local Educational Agencies throughout the United States that serve children of military families.