Farnsworth PreK-4 Campus Principal

  • Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year!

    We are a school where high expectations are met with hard work. Our students thrive here because we nurture their potential. Our teachers know that all kids have an ace inside of them and it's their job to help find it. We have two campuses and one mission for our youngsters. Success.

    All of our stakeholders, from the kids to the community, have come to expect more from Farnsworth. We have involved parents and invested community partners and we know that we couldn't do this without their commitment.

    We value our highly trained teachers and understand that staff development in aerospace and STEM education is paramount to our success. The kids depend on that as much as they do the Farnsworth extras like Family Nights and Field Adventures.

    Farnsworth will always be a place where students and their families join our staff to learn new things together. Our extended field experiences and guest experts are more than a tradition, they are the key to our progress in an ever changing field.

    Farnsworth is special and we are excited about the momentum that is building behind our STEAM education. We understand the importance of rigor but problem solving takes teamwork and most of all, imagination. We know that there is no better way to tap into the magic that is a child's curiosity, than with the miracle of flight. 

    Please do not hesitate to contact me anytime! 



    John Bjoraker
    Principal, Farnsworth Aerospace PreK - 4th Grade/Lower Campus
    Saint Paul Public Schools • 1290 Arcade Street, St. Paul, MN 55106
    Office: 651-293-8675 • Fax: 651-293-8679



  • About John Bjoraker

    Education: John graduated from the University of Minnesota with a degree in Elementary Education. He earned a Master’s Degree in Curriculum and Instruction and his principal licensure also from the University of Minnesota. Go Gophers!

    Career: John started his career in teaching in the Roseville School District, before being hired on as full-time teacher with the Saint Paul Public Schools. He was a third grade teacher at Maxfield Elementary school. He served as a School Improvement Specialist at the district level for 2 years. He served as Assistant Principal at The Heights Community School for the last three years. He currently is the Principal at Farnsworth Aerospace PreK-4 campus.

    Family: John was born and raised on the east side of Saint Paul. John is a proud graduate from the Saint Paul Public Schools. He attended Parkway Elementary, Battle Creek Middle School, and Harding High School. Go Knights! John currently resides in Saint Paul and enjoys living in and supporting the community that he serves. His hobbies include spending time with friends and family, going to his family cabin, and hanging out with his dog Leo.