Biography: David McBride

Mr. McBride is entering his 16th year as an administrator at Kenmore Middle School and his 8th year as principal. This year he will supervise health & physical education and social studies. He has worked in the Arlington Public Schools for 33 years and started out as a 7th-grade English teacher. Prior to becoming a school administrator, Mr. McBride worked at the central office on special projects such as Grade 6 Reading and textbook adoptions. His professional interests are in literacy, school improvement, and raising academic success for all students with a focus on supporting English learners and students with disabilities. Mr. McBride comes from a family of teachers. He is originally from Arlington County and is a distant relative to John Ball of the Ball-Sellars House. After graduating from APS, he went on to complete degrees at James Madison University (’90), George Mason University (’96), and the University of Virginia (’13). He and his wife have three adult children who also all graduated from APS. In his spare time, he enjoys local live music.