South O'Brien School District

Mission:
Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

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Mission: Our mission is to prepare students to be responsible citizens and lifelong learners.

Mr. John Fernstrum

 

I grew up in Primghar and attended South O’Brien School.  After high school, I went to Northwestern College of Iowa.  While there, I participated in football and student government.  I graduated in 2002 with a B.A. in Political Science.  I lived for a couple of years in Washington, D.C. and then returned home.Rach and I  In 2005, I married Rachel and we quickly added to our family.  We adopted two boys, Triston (now 15) and Ashton (now 14), and have two biological children, Kennedy (now 9) and Isaiah (now 7).  I returned to South O’Brien as athletic director in 2006 and went to the classroom in 2008.  I am currently serving as the JH track at South O’Brien and offensive line coach at Northwestern College of Iowa.

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Hobbies:

  • Reading
  • Disc Golf
  • Spending time with my family

Quote: In the end, all of us are best known by the questions that keep us up at night and that wake us in the morning ~Steve Garber