John Cannon, Principal

John Cannon, Principal

Hello! My name is John Cannon and I am the Principal at Park Elementary School. I was raised in Arkansas City, KS. After graduation from High School I joined the United States Navy where I served four years onboard the U.S.S. John S. McCain (DDG-56) stationed out of Yokosuka, Japan. While in the Navy I traveled to four of the seven continents and went to seventeen different countries. I also served two tours during Iraqi Freedom. After my enlistment, I enrolled at Emporia State University and majored in Secondary Education with an emphasis in Social Studies. I graduated Magna Cum Luade in 2008.

I started my teaching career in Medicine Lodge, KS at Medicine Lodge High School as a Government and History teacher. While at MLHS I became the Junior High Athletic and Activities Director, and the Social Studies Department Chairperson. I also coached middle school and high school football, scholars’ bowl, middle school boys basketball, and high school boys golf. While in Medicine Lodge, I completed my Masters in Education Administration from Emporia State University. After finishing my masters I was hired to be the Park Elementary Principal in May of 2013. I am currently working on my doctorate in Educational Leadership through Southwestern College.

I am married and have four children, Ruby, Jack, Pearl and Max. My wife Anna is the Middle School Counselor at Lyons Middle School. I enjoy playing golf, reading, traveling, cooking and spending time with my family and friends.


Phone: 620.257.5624
Best Time to Call: 8 am - 3:30 pm