About Dr. Angelina Arrington
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE
Dr. Angelina Arrington is a highly-skilled, trusted educational leader who works diligently to create programming that fosters curiosity, academic excellence, and joy. Working through a global equity lens with a special interest in education and community development within the African Diaspora, Dr. Arrington is a dynamic leader who believes deeply in helping others make significant contributions to their communities and the world at large.
Proudly continuing her family's 95-year legacy in the education field, Dr. Arrington has served education communities in various capacities including vice principal, director of admissions, classroom teacher, university instructor, educational consultant, and tutor. She has taught every grade from pre-K to college in a full or part-time capacity, giving her unique insight on child, adolescent, and adult learning and development. In her leadership roles, Dr. Arrington's responsibilities have included curriculum development, faculty mentoring and evaluation, coordinating strategic initiatives, implementing parent education initiatives, and outplacement for over 300 students throughout her leadership tenure. Moreover, she has played an integral part in strategic planning initiatives, fundraising campaigns, grant writing efforts, and school accreditations.
Dr. Arrington holds a Bachelor of Arts in English from the University of Southern California, a Masters of Education from Pepperdine University, and a Doctor of Education in Education Policy, Organization and Leadership from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Her research initiatives have taken her to the Caribbean, West Africa, and East Africa. Since 2018, Dr. Arrington has served as a volunteer faculty training and curriculum consultant in Ghana. In January 2021, she completed a month-long research residency writing and implementing COVID-19 school reopening policy and safety protocols in collaboration with the local Ghana Education Service Division. In Spring 2023, she completed a West African Research Association post-doctoral fellowship conducting classroom ethnographies on progressive education reform in rural Ghanaian classrooms.
In her spare time, Dr. Arrington enjoys dancing, traveling, being outdoors, spending time with family and friends, and reading.