Brian Bailey


August 2022

Dear Joan MacQueen Middle School Students, Parents, Families, and Community,

It is an honor to introduce myself as the new Principal of Joan MacQueen Middle School.

The first day of school was a wonderful success, and there is positive energy radiating around campus already. Like you, I am committed to the well-being of your child, and to providing them a world class, innovative, and nurturing learning environment.

I come to Joan MacQueen as an experienced teacher, instructional coach, and school administrator, having just completed my 25th year serving public school students in New York City, Los Angeles, and Orange County. A majority of my career (23 years) has been dedicated to working with middle school children, and I keenly understand the wonderment and challenges of the middle grades. 

It is my firm belief that every student’s success in education begins with a strong partnership between the home and school. I look forward to working alongside each and every family throughout the school year in the shared mission of building academic knowledge and skills, fostering creative thinking and problem solving, and building young peoples’ confidence as they progress through this transitional time in their lives. 

To the students of Joan MacQueen, I am excited to meet each and every one of you!!! I hope you are as excited for the new year as I am. We will have many exciting things in store for you. I hope you have enjoyed your summer. Summer is a wonderful time to refresh and renew. 

In closing, I want to assure you that the JMMS staff and I have been hard at work over the summer getting everything ready for your return. The 2022-2023 school year will be a productive and successful one. After the first day of school, I know it will be.

All that’s left is everything!


Brian Bailey


Joan MacQueen Middle School