John O'Brien
NCCS Principal
1760 Johnson Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA  50501
Phone: 515-576-6967
Fax:  515-567-2404

Welcome to North Central Consortium School (NCCS) located on the beautiful Lizard Creek Ranch Campus (formally known as Rabiner Treatment Center). 

As teen boys no longer live on campus we have turned the school into a safe place for students, both boys and girls, from our region to attend school when things just aren't working right for them in their home districts.

The NCCS is comprised of approximately twenty area school districts. Any of whom can send a student to us for suspensions or placement through a team decision, which can determine that the NCCS may be the best educational setting for the student in their immediate future. Our hopes at the NCCS is to return the student to their local school as quickly as possible by utilizing the skills we have taught them in order to be successful in a regular classroom.

At NCCS we are proud of our tradition of delivering a quality educational program while engaging our students in behavioral strategies, which will help them be successful, not only in the immediate future but throughout their lifetime. Feel free to give us a call to discuss the potential enrollment of your son/daughter with us. 

  • Master's Degree in School Administration, 2003
  • Bachelor's Degree, Creighton University
  • Associate Degree, Iowa Western Community College
  • Professional Administrator License
    • 5-12 Principal
    • Evaluator
  • Master Education License
    • 5-12 Drivers and Safety Education
    • 5-12 World History
    • 5-12 American History
  • Coaching Authorization
    • Athletic Coach
Past Experience
  • Manson Northwest Webster Principal since 2008
  • State Training School for boys, 2005-2008
  • Hamburg and Oakland Riverside CSD
  • Former History and Government Teacher
  • Campus Minister, St. Albert Catholic Schools, 1993-1997
  • Youth Minister/Religious Education Director at SS. Peter and Paul Catholic Church
  • Coaching
  • Officiating - Volleyball, Baseball, Softball, Football - Often times donating my services to the community
  • Riding my Harley-Davidson
  • Spending time with family