• Dear Sunnyvale Parents and Community,

    Welcome to Sunnyvale High School!

    I’m excited to be joining the Sunnyvale community and to be working alongside such a talented group of educators.  

    The 2019-2020 school year will be my 8th year as a campus principal and my 17th year in education.  I began my career as a science teacher and coach in Wylie ISD.  I then served for 4 years as an assistant principal at Wylie High School before becoming principal of Plainview High School, in Ardmore, Oklahoma.  After 5 years as principal of Plainview High School, I returned to Texas and have served as principal of Rockwall Quest Academy in Rockwall ISD for the last two years.

    I earned my Bachelor of Science degree from Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford, Oklahoma and a Master of Educational Leadership from Dallas Baptist University.

    My wife, Megan, and I met during new teacher training during our first year in Wylie ISD and have been married for 15 years.  We have two amazing sons, Chase and Brady.

    I cannot begin to describe how blessed I feel to have the opportunity to serve the students and staff at Sunnyvale High School.  I look forward to partnering with parents and the community to build a foundation for our students’ success.  

    The staff at Sunnyvale High School are looking forward to August 21st and the amazing year that is waiting to unfold. We thank you in advance for your support for our campus.  

    Welcome to Sunnyvale High School, where we believe in coming together, sharing together, working together, and succeeding together.



    Brian Nickel
    Sunnyvale High School