New Faculty Profile: John Ostrander ’16

Natalie Nowak, Online Editor

Basic Info:
What are you teaching/working on at Prep?

  • Algebra 2 trig with Ms. Young
  • General physics with Dr. Kipp
  • Weightlifting

Where did you grow up?

  • Sammamish

What College or University did you attend?

  • Washington University in Saint Louis- (Wash U)

More About You:
What was the highlight of your summer?

  • Overnight backpacking in Utah and slept under the stars


How did you spend your time during quarantine?

  • Guitar, reading again, applied for medical school, family and friends


What was your first job?

  • Painting houses in Sammamish


What is your favorite movie or TV show?

  • movie: good will hunting
  • TV: new girl

What is your favorite book?

  • Being Mortal by Atul Gawande


Do you have any hidden talents?

  • badminton


Your High School Experience:
Where did you go to high school?

  • Seattle Prep


What career did you want to pursue in high school?

  • doctor

Can you remember any slang terms people used when you were in high school?

  • Chill


What is some advice you would give to yourself in high school?

  • Be authentic

What superhero do you most identify with?  Why?

  • Antman- sometimes he feels very small, but sometimes he feels string. Its turbulent.


What is your favorite type of sandwich?

  • Meatball sub


What preparation of potato are you? (fries, baked, sweet potato, hash, etc.)

  • Home fries


Your intro song if you had a TV show about you?

  • I’m just a kid by Simple Plan


What is your favorite word?

  • Mantequilla (spanish)


Thoughts on Tik Tok?

  • hard pass

If you could arrest a person for something that annoys you (but isn’t necessarily a law) what would it be?

  • Cutting in at the end of a long line of traffic


What is a skill that you wish you had?

  • Doing a backflip


If you could go anywhere in the world, where would you go?

  • Alaska


Complete the sentence:

I’d love to go back to…sun peaks (ski resort)

I have a phobia of…bees

If I weren’t working at Prep, I’d be…working as an engineer (biomedical engineer for abott)


This year, I am excited for... living in community