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Rita McBride

Retired educator and administrator Rita McBride might have fielded your question in the gallery during your last visit to the Huntington Library and Gardens in Pasadena, where she’s a docent and information guide.  In her more than 44 years in independent education, Ms. McBride shared her talents in diverse school environments as a teacher, dean of faculty, division director, and assistant head of school. Most recently, she served as head of school at Mayfield Senior School in Pasadena.  With two granddaughters attending NDAE, Ms. McBride seeks to support the mission and legacy of the Sisters of Notre Dame.  Although this world traveler loves exploring small medieval towns throughout Europe, she’s equally happy puttering around her house and garden.