Biography

Shaka Arnold started on July 1 as our new Head of Middle School. He and his wife, Davida, have 4 children: Ina ’30, Joza ’28, Hanna ’26 and Zoya ’24. After high school, Shaka attended Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Virginia, for one year. He graduated from The College of William and Mary with a B.S. in Kinesiology and worked in public relations for the Baltimore Ravens. He also received his Master of Divinity from the Howard University School of Divinity and a Master of Education from Goucher College. He was previously with The Gilman School in positions of teacher, coach, program director, admissions coordinator and dean of students. Most recently, he served as Assistant Head of Middle School for Pine Crest School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Education
  • B.A. College William and Mary
  • M.Div. Howard University
  • M.Ed. Goucher College