A Message from the Principal

  • Welcome to QMS! I am really excited to be working with such great students, parents, and staff again this year. We have some amazing opportunities that I hope you all explore.

    We expect that you will be a part of the teamwork, collaboration, and commitment to education we have here at QMS.

    We want you all to feel supported. Each adult at QMS welcomes your questions and concerns. Please do not hesitate to reach out when you need a hand. You will be given all the tools and resources you need in order to be successful.

    The most powerful tool you have is your own motivation. You will be challenged, you will make mistakes. You will have to correct and revise under your teacher’s guidance. This is all part of the learning process.

    Our QMS family is strong and supportive. I call upon each of you to contribute to the positive environment we have here.
    Please follow me on Twitter @MJ_Brannigan and on the Remind 101 App for relevant announcements and information! 
    Use the Remind 101 Appp class codes below for your child's appropriate grade level:
    Grade 6 - @qms2025
    Grade 7 - @qms2024
    Grade 8 - @qms2023 
    Be well,
    Mr. Brannigan

Meet the QMS Principal

  • Principal Michael Brannigan provides leadership and oversight for more than 800 students and 90 employees at Queensbury Middle School.
    Some of his responsibilities as principal include establishing and promoting high academic standards and expectations for students and staff, in alignment with state standards; maintaining a healthy, safe learning environment; directing the implementation of all school-related activities; administering the school budget; assisting with the development and evaluation of curriculum; supervising all staff in the school; supervising and evaluating extracurricular programs; and communicating with students, parents and the community.
    Before becoming principal in 2016, Brannigan was a part of the QMS community for 13 years, first as a guidance counselor and later as assistant principal. He has provided leadership on numerous strategic teams over the years, playing a key role in initiatives such as a new and forward-thinking approach to summer school, with the Queensbury Summer Academy for grades 6-8, and a progressive approach to student management through restorative justice practices.
    Brannigan earned his bachelor’s degree in psychology from SUNY Geneseo and his master’s degree in school counseling from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He also holds a certificate of advanced study in educational leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh. He is certified as a school counselor, school building leader and school district leader.