Meet the PreK-8 Principal

Matthew Stapp

What have you taught before? I was a 6-12 grade social studies teacher and an assistant principal for a PK-12 school.

What year did you start at JCN? 2017

Why did you choose JCN? I choose JCN for the atmosphere and location. It is a small community within commuting distance to Topeka for my wife’s job. Nortonville is where my grandmother lived when I was a kid and I have fond memories from childhood of this area. JCN is a school with high academic standards and a positive culture that I want my family and I to become a part of to continue the great traditions here at JCN.

What's your favorite subject? Math

Where is your hometown? Emporia

What college did you attend? KSU and PSU

What are your degrees? I have a BS in Secondary Education with a History emphasis and a MS in Educational Administration.

Do you have any family? I have a wife Christina, son Matthew Jr., daughter Elizabeth, and two dogs (Charlie and Lola).