• Brian Downing - High School Principal

    Brian Downing

    I have been a part of the Okoboji Pioneer family since August of 2010.  I spent the first eight years as Okoboji High School Principal before transitioning to Secondary Principal and Director of Operations and Outreach for grades 5-12 in 2018.  In this new role, I will oversee and facilitate the day to day operations of Okoboji Middle and High School as well as focusing on effective communication and outreach between school, parents, and community.  I am very excited to take on this new role and challenge and look forward to being present and actively participate in the daily life of both buildings.  Before coming to Okoboji, I spent four years as Secondary Principal in Lisbon, Iowa.  Before my transition into administration, I taught social studies and coached track and cross country at South Tama High School in Tama, Iowa.  
    My wife Annie and I are both natives of the Iowa Great Lakes Area and know how blessed we were to be raised in this area.  We are thrilled that our four kids are able to call this area home as well.  The Okoboji district has a history of success for all students.  Okoboji students are encouraged and empowered to excel both within and outside the classroom.  We have a caring and experienced faculty and staff that work hard every day to ensure that all students are given the tools to succeed.  I look forward to working and learning with you as we strive to bring a world-class education to every student of the Okoboji School District.  

    There are many ways to connect with our school online and in person.  For the latest on the great things happening at OHS and OMS, consider visiting and liking the Okoboji High School FacebookPage and the Okoboji Middle School Facebook Page.

    I encourage you to contact me and I love to meet with parents, students, and community members.  You can reach me by phone at (712) 338.2446, by email at bdowning@okobojischools.org or you can use this site to book a time to talk by phone or come in and talk.  The site works with my weekly calendar to show times I can be available for an appointment and allows you to book a time online to come in or talk on the phone.  

    I look forward to connecting with you as we work toward the goal of success for each and every student!