A tuition-free Episcopal school for boys in Kindergarten–5th grade, striving to alter the educational and social trajectory of children from traditionally underserved communities, preparing them for leadership and service in their communities and well beyond.
Welcome to the Bishop John T. Walker School for Boys
A School of the Episcopal Diocese of Washington
A Letter from Our Head of School
Dr. Angelina Arrington
Dear Bishop Walker School Community:
It is an incredible honor and privilege to be named your next Head of School. My family
and I are excited to become members of the BWS Village. I am honored to build on the
accomplishments of Mike Molina and his three years of leadership during an
unprecedentedly difficult time in history. My extensive conversations with the search
committee, board, parents, and students, and my admiration of the hardworking faculty
and staff solidified my impression of a school poised to continue blaze trails in the
education and social development of Black and Brown boys. I enthusiastically anticipate
learning about Bishop Walker School's culture, traditions, and curriculum.
If there is one thing I want you to know, it is this: I love working with children! My secret
formula is remaining rooted in the potential of every child and finding joy in nurturing
their curiosity. Even during times of great challenge, I continue to believe in the
multitude of good that comes from our schools and the bright future of our children.
Culturally responsive teaching anchors my instructional practice. Creating educational spaces that affirm the cultural capital, funds of knowledge, and home experiences of students of all backgrounds is central to my approach as a teacher and educational leader. Cumulative resources, experiences, and mentorship over the years, as well as my recent scholarly pursuits in Ghana, inform my practice and commitment to the educational, emotional, and social success of Black and Brown boys.
I spent twelve years at St. James’ Episcopal School in Los Angeles, California, focused daily on fulfilling the school’s mission to “inculcate in our students a commitment to ethical behavior and an abiding appreciation for the differences that mark each human being as an individual of inestimable worth and dignity.” Having spent significant time working in an Episcopal School environment, I am confident that I will connect deeply with Bishop Walker’s Episcopal identity and values.
During the transition period, you may see me on campus or at school events. I would love to meet you, so please introduce yourself. I am eager to work alongside the dedicated BWS Village to tackle the critical work ahead. As I think about what it means to lead this excellent school, I wholeheartedly embrace the Bishop Walker School mission, core values, and strategic vision. I look forward to opening car doors at drop-off, playing at recess, and forming strong bonds in support of our scholars. See you soon!
In partnership and service,
Angelina Arrington, Ed.D.