McPartland named new QMS principal

The Queensbury Union Free School District Board of Education intends to appoint Nick McPartland to the position of Queensbury Middle School Principal.Man's head

McPartland has served as director of athletics, health and physical education for the Saratoga Springs City School District since 2019. Before that, he held the same position at South Glens Falls Central School District, where he was also the senior class assistant principal. He has also worked as a health and PE teacher and coach in Greenwich and Hudson Falls schools. 

He has a bachelor’s degree in physical education as well as a master’s degree in health education from SUNY Cortland. He also received certificates of advanced study in education leadership from SUNY Plattsburgh. 

“I’m really excited to be joining the school community at Queensbury,” McPartland said. “I’m looking forward to collaborating closely with students, staff and community members.”

McPartland’s duties will include supervising the assistant principal, teachers, staff and paraprofessionals as well as the daily use of the school facilities for both academic and nonacademic purposes. He will act as a liaison between the school and the community, interpreting activities and policies of the school and encouraging community participation in school life. 

“Nick has a proven track record of excellence,” said Superintendent Kyle Gannon. “I could not be more thrilled about his dedication and commitment to students, staff and hard work throughout his career. He brings a special quality of enthusiasm and experience to the position. He will be introducing himself to the Queensbury community soon.”

McPartland will replace Interim Principal Tom Martin, who has been temporarily filling the role since March, when Mike Brannigan was named the new Director of Social and Emotional Learning. 

McPartland, who lives in Greenfield Center with his wife, Kelsey, will start July 1.