Middle/High School Principal

Mr. Stapleton


Hello ZM Cougars! My name is John Stapleton and I am the 7-12 Principal for Zumbrota-Mazeppa Schools. I am originally from River Falls, Wisconsin. I have a Bachelor's Degree, Master's Degree and K-12 Principal License all from Winona State University (Go Warriors!). 

My wife Janet and I have been married since 2004 and we have three children: Lane, Ellen & Lily. We enjoy spending time together outside and traveling as a family. I was a Social Studies teacher and coach for 20 years in the Pine Island School District before coming to ZM in 2022. 

Please stop in and say hello!