I am a lifelong Northport resident. I am a proud graduate of Tuscaloosa County High School, class of 1990. I graduated from Shelton State with an Associate degree in Machine Tool Technology. I worked in the trade and continued my education at the University of Alabama. I graduated with a degree in special education in 1999. I started my teaching career at Crestmont Elementary in 1999. I transferred to Echols when it opened in 2000 to teach and coach. I became the Assistant Principal here in 2006. I replaced the wonderful Nancy Terry as Principal when she retired in 2014.
I am married to Julie. She is a retired Speech/Language Pathologist from the school system. We have two wonderful children, Kylee and John Colby. Kylee is a 2nd grade teacher at Flatwoods Elementary. John Colby is a junior at UA studying to be a physical education teacher and coach. We enjoy our time together watching sports, hunting, fishing, and attending church.
Mr. Jason Stapp Principal