Region I Director
Art Arpin is the former principal and International Baccalaureate (IB) Coordinator of the Connecticut IB Academy (CIBA) in East Hartford, CT. CIBA is a magnet school that features an IB Diploma Program and has a student population that comes from many towns in the greater Hartford region. It has varied and diverse levels of academic preparation and has been repeatedly recognized for the accomplishments of its students.
Throughout his eight year tenure as principal, CIBA was named a National Blue Ribbon School, and was recognized by the Magnet Schools of America (MSA) as a Magnet School of Merit for five consecutive years from 2009 to 2013. Art was also named MSA Region 1 Principal of the Year in 2012.
Prior to becoming principal at CIBA, Art was an assistant principal at Hamden (CT) High School and Seymour (CT) High School. Art also taught Spanish in the Connecticut towns of Colchester and Milford, as well as Auburn, MA. His experiences in these many diverse environments prepared him to be a part of the success story that the students at CIBA represent.
In addition to his work with Magnet Schools of America, Art is the President of the Guild of IB Schools of the Northeast (GIBS), an association of IB World Schools which serves schools in New England, New York, New Jersey, and eastern Pennsylvania.
Art is a graduate of Framingham (MA) State College, and received his Masters of Science and sixth year degree from Southern Connecticut State University in New Haven, CT.