FHS Principal

Jon Cardwell - PRINCIPAL


    I graduated from the University of North Alabama in 1993 with a degree in Secondary Education (History and English).  After teaching for one year in Birmingham, AL at West End High School, I moved to Hunstville, AL with coaching/teaching stops at Buckhorn HS and Meridianville MS.

    I moved to Gulf Shores HS in 2002, teaching English and History.  Soon after moving here, I entered administration as AP at J. Larry Newton School.  After two years as AP at Spanish Fort ES, I was named principal of Elberta MS.  In December 2012, I was named principal of Fairhope HS, where I am today.

    I am married to Kristi Cardwell, a Pre-K teacher at J. Larry Newton School.  Together, we have a daughter and two boys.  Kristi and I live in Fairhope; we aren’t ever going anywhere else.  This is our HOME.

    Fairhope High School is a fantastic place to work and attend.  I take such pride in working with a group of amazing students, teachers, staff, parents and community.  FHS is such a unique school.  We make it our goal to reach EVERY kid EVERY single day.