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Brian is a Fulbright-Hays Fellow, award-winning school leader, and master educator with over 25 years of experience. Brian has a proven track record of increasing student achievement, engaging parents and communities, and creating safe and inclusive learning environments. He is passionate about empowering students and educators to reach their full potential and to thrive in a diverse and dynamic world.


He oversees the academic, social, and emotional development of 400 students and staff. In his two years leading Sylvandale Middle School, he worked with students, parents, and staff to increase overall safety and decrease the number of student suspensions and expulsions. Brian led site professional development, assisting staff in building relationships with students. Based on the Fall 2023 Panorama School Survey data, student feelings of school connectedness and safety increased 7% from 2022 to 2023. Over the same time, staff survey data showed an 8% increase in a sense of belonging and connectedness.


Brian is proud to serve a dedicated group of teachers and staff and works daily to provide a world-class education to our students.


I am very honored to be the Assistant Principal of Sylvandale Middle School! This is my second year here, working with Principal Brian Walton, as we support Sylvandale students, staff, families, and the community in moving our school and students forward toward a bright future!  I have been an educator for 27 years.  Throughout my career, I have fulfilled many roles to support students.  Specifically, I have experience as a Principal, Vice Principal, STEM TOSA, Blended Learning Instructor, Classroom Teacher, and Athletic Director.   In each role, my goal is to cultivate a climate that supports student achievement, growth, and success!  

Our Sylvandale School Vision is to "Empower and inspire all students to dream, achieve, and exceed their goals!"  We do this by offering relevant Common Core instruction through our district-adopted curriculum. In addition, we offer classes in Instrumental Music, Culinary Arts, and Life Skills.  Students learn the value of team sports and competition through our afterschool competitive sports like Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball, and Track & Field.  We enjoy interacting within our community through events like our Campus Beautification Day, Cinco de Mayo Celebration, STEM Night, Literacy Night, Math & Science Night, and other exciting events!  Through our partnership with School2Home, we provide students and families access to technology, as well as, support teachers in innovative instructional practices that utilize technology within their classroom. 

There is much to be excited about as we move forward. Go Bears!