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Greetings, Firebird Nation!
My name is Brian Smith and I am the proud Principal of Falcon Middle School. This will be my 13 th year in Falcon School District 49. I taught Chemistry and AP Chemistry at Falcon High School for 7 years, then moved to Skyview Middle School as an Assistant Principal for two years before returning as Principal of this great school. It is exciting for me to return to the same building where I began my teaching career!
To give you some additional background, I grew up in Scottsdale, Arizona. I enjoyed my time there with family and friends, but the heat began to be too much. I will never forget the record 128 degree day when my friends and I fried an egg on the street! I moved to Durango, CO where I attended Fort Lewis College. I received my Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry with a teaching certification. I enjoy the outdoors and use whatever time I can find to hike, fish, and ski. I consider myself an avid fisherman and particularly enjoy deep sea fishing! My recent trip to Cabo San Lucas provided me with my first experience of reeling in a 240-lb Marlin (you will have to come to my office to see the picture!).
Falcon Middle School is a great place for students, staff, parents, and community members. We want everyone to be involved in our school! It is exciting for me to be in such a close-knit community where everyone values the education that we provide our children. I am excited to be your Principal and will work hard to see that we increase our student achievement, promote the Firebird spirit, and involve community in all aspects of our school. Please do not hesitate to contact my office should you have any questions or concerns. I also welcome you to come in and meet with me at any point so we can work together to take our school to the next level of excellence.