Dr. Brad Stapler to be next Principal at Fairview High School

Dr. Brad Stapler (CCBOE)

FAIRVIEW, Ala. – The Cullman County Board of Education (CCBOE) at its May 20, 2024, meeting approved Superintendent Dr. Shane Barnette’s recommendation to hire Dr. Brad Stapler as the next principal of Fairview High School. Stapler replaces Dr. Johnny Whaley, who is leaving Cullman County Schools after more than 20 years of service to pursue a new opportunity with the Alabama State Department of Education.

Stapler is a veteran educator with Aggie roots, having graduated from Fairview in 1996. He is currently the assistant principal and career tech director at Arab High School. Prior to his time in Arab, Stapler served as principal of Brewer High School and Cotaco School in Morgan County.

“Growing up in the halls of Fairview High School, I developed a profound appreciation for its values and traditions,” said Stapler. “I understand the unique spirit that defines this institution. Now, to have the privilege of leading it forward is an honor beyond measure.”

“While we will miss Dr. Whaley and we are appreciative of his service, we are excited about the experienced leadership that Dr. Stapler brings to Fairview,” said Barnette. “Being an alumnus of Fairview and still involved in the community, Dr. Stapler will bring his passion to lead Fairview to continue their rich tradition of excellence.”

Stapler will transition to his new role effective July 1.