Dear Parents and Community Members,
I am Ryan Queen and I am so very pleased and excited to begin my sixth year as principal at Trickum Middle School, the greatest middle school in the nation. Since its opening in 1975, Trickum Middle School has benefited from strong leadership, caring staff members, dedicated teachers, committed parents, and excellent students. It is with a great sense of gratitude and an enormous responsibility to carry on that tradition each and every day. At Trickum our mission is to ensure learning for all and daily the teachers and staff are singularly focused on that goal of learning for all students. We look forward in partnering with you to enhance our ability to ensure the learning for your child.
For those of you new to Trickum and/or the community, please let me take this opportunity to share a little about my educational background and experiences. I earned my bachelor’s degree in Biology and Secondary Teacher Certification from Oglethorpe University, a master’s degree in Science Education from Georgia State University, and an educational specialist’s degree in Educational Administration and Supervision from Lincoln Memorial University. I have had the good fortune to have a wide range of experiences in my 24 years as a Gwinnett educator. I have been a teacher, coach, local school technology coordinator, assistant principal, Curriculum & Instruction Director, associate principal and now principal. Through it all, I do consider the Parkview Cluster to be the foundation of my career as this is where it all began 24 years ago as a Biology teacher at Parkview High School. I couldn’t be happier to be “home” each and every day as I continue working with students, teachers and parents.
Last year certainly presented unique challenges in our schools as well as in our nation, however because of the people in the Trickum Community, we not only succeeded but we excelled. As we look to this year, there is great excitement for a return to normalcy where our school community will be together again in unison. I pledge to communicate and work with each of you to be certain our students are learning and that decisions continue to be made with our students’ best interests in mind. I look forward to meeting and working with you to ensure high levels of learning for every student in the Trickum Middle School family.