Bill Arnold ’86
is currently the Director of the Center for International Studies at Fort Worth Country Day. He earned a BA in History from the Virginia Military Institute and an MA in History from the University of Texas at Arlington.
Bill has been a history teacher, coach and administrator at Fort Worth Country Day since 1994. During this time, he has taught eight different classes; coached four varsity sports; served as Assistant Director of Admissions, Assistant Director of Advancement, Dean of grades 9 and 12; Head of Upper School; and Director of Strategic Projects.
Bill also served as a Commissioned Officer in the United States Marine Corps. He deployed to western Iraq in 2004-05 as Commanding Officer of Scout Platoon, Regimental Combat Team-1. While there, he was cited for gallantry in combat during the Second Battle of Fallujah.
He has led student trips to Normandy, France; Cotopaxi, Ecuador; the Galapagos Islands; and outdoor leadership trips around the American Southwest. Bill has also traveled to Singapore, Malaysia, Kuwait and Argentina, and had a fantastic hiking experience with the H’Mong people of northern Vietnam. His sacred spaces include the Appalachian Trail, Big Bend National Park, and rural Normandy … his trail name is Twisted Shoe.Bill Arnold ’86