CHRIS ARRINGTON - SCHOOL PSYCHOLOGIST

  • Chris Arrington

     

    I am so excited to be here at Hillview working with students, parents, and teachers.  The one thing I always tell myself and I truly believe is that I am honored that so many families share their lives and their kids with me. 

    I have been working in education for the last 26 years.  Prior to coming to Menlo Park City School District, I started as a teacher's aid while I was going to college.  After graduate school, I started as a school psychologist in Oakland and then in South San Francisco before I came to Menlo Park.  I am starting my 14th year.

    I like to say I have spent 52 years in the Menlo Park City School District.  That's if you add up the years I have work here, the years my wife has worked here, and the years my kids have gone through school.  I also like to say that I have been part of all 4 schools in the district.  I have been married for 27-years and yes, my wife is Susan Arrington who teaches sience at Hillview.  I have three kids who have all gone through the Menlo Park Schools.  My oldest daughter Amanda is a nurse in Seattle, my son Connor goes to the University of Arizona, and my youngest daughter Haley is currently in 8th grade.

    I got my undergraduate degree in Psychology from California State University Long Beach.  While I was there, I played Division 1 Water Polo and swam for two years.  I also met my wife Susan and got married while we were still in school.  We moved back up to the Bay Area and I went to graduate school at California State University, Hayward (now Cal State East Bay).  I graduated with a Masters in Clinical Child Psychology and School Psychology.  I also have a certificate as a Registered Art Therapist.

    I live in Menlo Park (Suburban Park) and have for the last 10-years.  I love my neighborhood and all the kids.  In my spare time, I love to work on my house, snow ski, and swim.