John O'Brien
NCSS Principal
1760 Johnson Avenue
Fort Dodge, IA  50518
Phone: 515-576-6967
Fax:  515-567-2404

Welcome to MNW Elementary!  I'm excited to begin this school year as the new elementary principal. We are growing better every day, with innovative programs, outstanding staff and welcoming students.

We pride ourselves in having school-wide systems in place that will help meet the needs of our students. Our teachers are committed to doing everything they can to put our students in the best possible situation to be successful academically, socially, and behaviorally. 

If you are considering MNW for your children, feel free to call or stop by. I'm more than happy to give you a tour and introduce you to our team. It's going to be a great school year!

  • Bachelor of Arts in Education from Northwestern College
  • Master of Arts in School Administration from the University of South Dakota 
  • K-12 Educational Administration 
Past Experience
  • Teacher leader at MNW Elementary
  • Sixth grade teacher at MNW Elementary
  • Special education teacher at MNW Junior/Senior High 
  • Family--Andrea (Wife), 3 Children (Madilyn-5, Bryce-3, Bryant-1)
  • Playing Golf
  • Reading books and Listening to books on Audible
  • US History
  • Chicago Cubs and Dallas Cowboys