I am Kari Pride, the principal at James F. Delaney Elementary.  I am starting my 24th year in education.  Wow, that sounds like a lot!  I came to Delaney and Kennedale ISD in the Fall of 2018.  Prior to coming to Kennedale ISD, I worked in Arlington ISD as a principal for 4 years, an assistant principal for 7 years, a school counselor for 5 years and a special education teacher for 5 years.  In all of my various roles, my passion has been the same... working with students and the school community to promote lifelong learners, positive citizenship and empowering students to reach their full potential.

    My other passion in life is my family.  I have 3 amazing sons that I love spending time with and I also have two furry family members - Bob the Cat and Baily the Dog.

    It is a priviledge to work with this amazing school community and I am so excited to be a Wildcat at James F. Delaney Elementary!  I look forward to a fantastic school year! 

    Go Kennedale Wildcats!!


    Kari Pride - Principal