Solana Pacific Founding Principal Brian McBride Retires
By Bhuvana Ramanathan
Solana Pacific Principal Brian McBride was honored in a ceremony at Solana Pacific School on June 7. Former and current students, parents and teachers were all there, including new San Dieguito Union School District Superintendent Rick Schmitt, who is a former parent.
TPHS 12th grader and Solana Pacific alumni Ryan Bath gave a nostalgic speech about his memories of Mr McBride from grade school. Current 6th grader Ryan Watts talked about how Mr. McBride is like a parent, teacher and king all in one.
The highlight of the event was PTA president Stephanie Kowack presenting a magnolia tree on the school ground, and unveiling its plaque which reads: “All great achievements require time. Mr. McBride, all the Solana Pacific families thank you for your time! June 2013”