Welcoming our new LBHS assistant principal Brian Carlson


Zealan Munsey

Brian Carlson poses in his jersey with LBHS students for Spirit Week.

B&P Staff

Always seen out and about with students, Brian Carlson is Laguna Beach High School’s new assistant principal.  His cheerful spirit and outgoing personality always shine bright on campus. Please give a warm welcome to Carlson as the newest member of our LBHS staff as he shares a little bit with Brush and Palette about his personal life!

My Background:

I grew up in Anaheim, and I currently live in Placentia.

I went to Vanguard University, where I competed in basketball and track. 

Prior to coming to Laguna Beach Unified,  I spent 25 years in education all in Anaheim Union High School District.

My Hobbies:

I have lots of hobbies — too many hobbies. My main ones these days are surfing, fishing, and diving. I also love to chop firewood. I started surfing back when I was in high school. I do most of my surfing down in Baja with my three boys. 

I enjoy spending my time outside of work with family. I have a very close family. It’s spent at either a sporting event for my boys or doing one of our hobbies. 

My Relationship with Laguna Beach:

I love the community of Laguna Beach. I was lucky enough to live here in my early twenties for a while. I’ve always wanted to come back to this community. With this opportunity to serve as assistant principal, I  was able to do that. 

I’m passionate about supporting students and creating a positive school campus really focused on campus culture and creating a school where students love being here. When students enjoy coming to school, school puts a smile on their faces and builds a foundation to go off and do amazing things. 

The “Spirit Over Status” encouragement that I brought to Laguna this year comes from a philosophy of being your true self, getting involved, and experiencing everything Laguna Beach High School has to offer. Not only will you take so much more from your high school experience, but our school will be better for it, as well. 

I have a lot to learn about Laguna Beach High School, and I’ve been learning a tremendous amount, but my number one goal is to build as many quality relationships with students, staff members, and parents in the community as I possibly can.

The best advice I could give to our students is to build a strong foundation when it comes to their strength of character, when it comes to their ability to communicate with others including adults, people in their community, their ability to work together with people, to chase their creativity, and to spend as much to doing what they’re passionate about as they possibly can.

Click here to read more about the 7 other amazing Breaker staffers!