Rocket Center Updated Hours

The Rocket Center now is open in the afternoons and on Saturdays. Please see the attached schedule, membership application, and rules. You must bring your driver's license or state ID.
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Principal's Welcome

Meet the Principal

Dear Rockets Family, 


I am truly excited to be the new principal of Conotton Valley Elementary School.  I am looking forward to the new school year with a great deal of enthusiasm and anticipation.  I am confident we are going to have an amazing year!


For those of you who do not know me, I look forward to meeting and working closely with you to ensure your child is able to realize the fullness of his/her potential.  The 2021-22 school year will mark my thirty-third year as a school principal and thirty-eighth as an educator.  I obtained my Bachelor’s Degree from Marietta College and hold a Master’s Degree in Educational Leadership from the University of Dayton.  Most importantly for you to know is that I will always be a strong advocate for our students and teachers.  I take my role as building leader very seriously and the health, safety, and well-being of the students and staff will always be my top priority!

My wife Wendy, the Executive Director of the Dennison Railroad Depot Museum, and I have been married for 36 years and have three adult children-Caitlin who resides in Austin, Texas; Ethan and his wife Baili who live in New Philadelphia; and our youngest daughter Madeleine who calls Dublin, Ohio home.  We also have a four year old ChiPoo (chihuahua poodle blend) named Scarlet!

My hobbies include participating in and watching all types of sports, traveling, and spending time with my family.  I am an avid Ohio State fan, particularly OSU football-my son was a member of the 2014 National Championship Team. Go Bucks!  

In closing, thank you for placing your faith and  trust in me as I care for your most precious possession, your child!  Please know that I welcome your thoughts, ideas, concerns, and compliments - my door is always open to our parents, students, and staff.  By working together, we can accomplish amazing things.  Go Rockets!



John R. Zucal