Welcome Principal Arnold!

Mrs. Arnold was born and raised in Detroit, MI. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor where she received a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature. After receiving her degree, Mrs. Arnold worked as a receptionist at an architecture firm in Downtown Detroit before realizing that she needed to be in a career that required her to be a lifelong learner and have more of an impact on others. After one year, Mrs. Arnold returned to school at the University of Michigan in Dearborn where she received her Master of Arts degree in Teaching and began her career as an educator, a career that allows her to fulfill her purpose.

Mrs. Arnold brings over twenty years of experience working in urban education. She has served students and teachers as a middle school teacher, as a teacher liaison, lead teacher, and intervention specialist. It was during her time as a classroom teacher she decided to pursue a Master of Science in Educational Leadership degree from Madonna University.

When asked what made her leave the comforts of her classroom, she states that “being a school leader allows me to impact students in the entire school not just those who enter my classroom for an hour or two each day.”

For Mrs. Arnold it is a privilege to lead the talented staff and students within the Barber Preparatory Academy community.

“My goal is to continue to provide a supportive climate and culture at Barber Prep that is conducive to teaching and learning. By doing so, I believe that each student and staff member can experience growth to their highest potential.”

Fun Facts

  • Married to her husband Blaine for 14 years
  • 3 bonus daughters (Brittany, Ryan & Kacey)
  • 1 grandson (Kairo)
  • Fur mom to two dogs (Thor & Asia) and a cat (Jamaica)
  • Spent 12 years teaching Middle School English Language Arts