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John McCreary, Librarian

"The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled." -Plutarch

I am the librarian and yearbook adviser at Washburn. As a librarian, I support students with research projects, collaborate with staff, promote reading, do tech support, help manage the school website and social media accounts, curate the book collection, and provide professional development for staff. I have been the yearbook adviser since 2018. I am also a Washburn graduate and I serve on the Washburn High School Foundation board.

Contact me at or 612-668-3487.

Work Experience

  • 2014-present Washburn High School
  • 2014 (January-June) Anwatin Middle School
  • 2005-2013 IT Services
  • 2001-2005 Washburn High School
  • 1999-2001 Edison High School
  • 1991-1999 Northeast Middle School
  • 1985-1989 North High School


  • BA Mathematics, Carleton College
  • Master's Instructional Technology, University of Hartford, Connecticut
  • Media Specialist License, Minnesota State University, Mankato
  • 10-12 Washburn High School (Class of 1980)
  • 9    Ramsey Junior High (Name changed to Justice Page in 2017 after the honorable Minnesota Supreme Court, Alan Page)
  • 7-8 Anthony Junior High
  • K-6 Page Elementary School (Closed in 1982. Named for Walter Hines Page, American editor and diplomat)


  • Live in Minneapolis. married with three children who attended Minneapolis Public Schools
  • Hobbies: Walking, biking, tennis, playing guitar, photography, golf, frisbee, and watching the Twins, Vikings, Gophers, and rooting for the Millers!
  • Board Member of Washburn High School Foundation since 2015