Contact for Military Families

Dear Military-Connected Students and Families,

Welcome to Kenmore Middle School! Our staff is eager to meet you and support your successful transition as you integrate into our campus community of thriving learners. We are committed to providing excellent educational opportunities to ensure all students served are able to reach their maximum potential. My name is Christine Joy, one of the Assistant Principals at Kenmore, and I am the campus point of contact for military students and families. You can email me at

We have a team of people dedicated to helping you and your child with the transition into or out of Kenmore.  These staff include:

  • Kaitlin Bresnahan, Director of Counseling
  • Emily Harvey, Registrar
  • Charisse Berree, Social Worker and daughter of a retired US Navy Captain
  • Andy Paparella, Civics and Economics teacher (also deployed OIF ‘06-’07 to Baghdad, U.S. Army Reserve, 37F. Time in Service: 2002-2010)
  • Joy Carey, English teacher and wife of US Army MAJ Kelly Carey

We look forward to working with you as you navigate into a new education setting!


Christine Joy, Assistant Principal

The Arlington Public Schools webpage for military families provides additional information and resources, network support and advocacy.