Dr. Bailey has served Sonora High School as Principal since the 2013-14 school year. Since that time the staff and students have been recognized for academics, athletics and activities. In 2015 Sonora High School was awarded as a Gold Ribbon School for the iPaTh Program and a Title I Achieving School by the California Department of Education. The Sonora IB Program has earn a Dell Foundation Grant for Excellence and Equity, one of only five schools in the Nation to have earned this distinction. The Sonora Agriculture Department has consistently been awarded at the County and State Level. Sonora High School Athletics have earned numerous trips to the CIF Championships, with the Boys Basketball Team winning a CIF Championship in 2015. Programs such as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, National Honor Society, and Associated Student Body have provided and promoted a positive school climate here at Sonora.
Dr. Bailey has been in education since 1993. He has been an Elementary and Middle School Teacher, Teaching Vice-Principal, Elementary School Principal and served as a High School Principal for three years before coming to Sonora.