BRIAN is the Principal of McKnight Middle School and has worked for the Renton School District for 12 of his 19 years in public education. Before becoming a Principal, Brian was an elementary teacher and Science Coordinator for the Renton School District. He was a two time recipient of the Renton Chamber of Commerce’s “Ahead of the Class” award for excellence in teaching and was named Washington Elementary Teacher of the Year in 2009 by the Washington Science Teacher’s Association. He is a member of the Governor’s STEM Education Innovation Alliance, providing fiscal and actionable recommendations to the Governor to promote opportunities for Each and Every Washington student. Brian recently joined out Communities In Schools Board after participating in several charity events and asking if there was a way to contribute his time and energy in support of the greater Renton community.
Brian loves living and working in Renton. He and his wife, Mary, both work for the Renton School District and moved to the Upper Kennydale area to raise their three girls in the community that they fell in love with. Each of the girls attended Renton Schools and are now all enrolled in college. His family enjoys working out together, camping, hiking, going to late night movies, and just hanging out together with extended family and friends.