Mrs. McBride has served Duval County Public Schools for 17 years. She has served in leadership roles for 13 years in Title I schools. Sanaa was recognized as Duval County Public Schools Assistant Principal of the year in 2015. She serves as the “STELLAR” Principal of Biscayne Elementary Leadership Academy. As an educational leader in her community, she strives to ensure that all students understand their genius level and that they are born leaders learning to operate in their destiny. Ms. McBride works daily to ensure that school is a “Stellar” experience for students and families. Through her efforts, Biscayne Elementary Leadership Academy has impacted the community and established relationships that have secured support to ensure “STELLAR” things happen for Biscayne Elementary Leadership Academy for years to come. Ms. McBride believes a stellar leader builds a legacy that outlives the person. Under her leadership, Biscayne Elementary Leadership Academy secured a $70,000 grant to establish Biscayne Elementary Leadership Academy as a Leader In Me School. Only four schools in DCPS are LIM schools, and Biscayne Elementary Leadership Academy is the only school located on the north side of Jacksonville with this status. Biscayne Elementary Leadership Academy has been honored by Community First Credit Union school of the month twice, the only school to be recognized twice, for engaging families and the community and celebrating Black History. Under her leadership, Biscayne Elementary achieved the status of a school of excellence from the state of Florida in 2021. She was awarded an Excellent Educator award in 2022 by the Melanin Market Foundation for her dedication to student success and the community. Ms. McBride was also awarded a $10,000 fellowship from the Jacksonville Public Education Fund Principal Fellowship. She serves as Principal Fellow for Jacksonville Public Education Fund in Leadership and Management. Her career as an educator is flourishing. She is a trailblazer in education with a transformation mindset. In addition to her dynamic career, Sanaa is a strong community pillar. She sits on the board of several nonprofit organizations. Mrs. McBride is also a proud member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Incorporated, where she serves her community with the Gamma Rho Omega Chapter. Along with her community endeavors, Mrs. McBride is also a devoted member of The Citadel Church of Jacksonville under the leadership of Bishop Terry Hill Jr. She serves in leadership as an Elder of God’s church. Sanaa enjoys reading, the arts, traveling, and spending time with her husband, their beautiful children, and grandson in her spare time.