Dr. John Arrington has dedicated his life to improving the educational and social well-being of children throughout the San Diego Unified School District. He has had a commitment to educational excellence throughout his distinguished career.
John began his educational training by earning his Bachelor of Science degree from Tuskegee University in 1963. He received his Master’s degree in school administration from San Diego State University in 1974, and his Ph.D. in school administration from U.S. International University in 1977. He also received training from the Howard University School of Law in 1967, and he earned a counseling credential from San Diego State University in 1972.
John has distinguished himself as a teacher, counselor, and administrator for nearly 30 years, serving as district administrator, vice-principal, and principal in the San Diego Unified School District.
Nationally recognized for his work, John has been honored by the Administrators Association, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Kiwanis International, the Association of California School Administrators, and the Parent Advisory Task Force.
He has also been an active participant in helping to improve living conditions in his community, notably as a leader and officer of the Southeast Kiwanis Club. The club has helped the disadvantaged in Southeast San Diego by giving away scholarships, clothing for the homeless and mentoring children at Morse and Lincoln High School, Keiler Middle School and Fulton Elementary School.
He is married to Bernice Arrington and they have four children, Darryl, Pamela, Rusty and Jonathan. He was born and raised in Laurel, Mississippi. He is a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity.