Phone: 843-695-2470 ext. 36201


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Mr. Fairburn

River Oaks Middle School has transitioned to Distance Learning beginning March 18th through March 31st. During this time, I will have office hours Monday – Friday from 10:00am-11:00am and 2:00pm-3:00pm where I will be available to check and respond to any email correspondence. 

Student Learning Packets are available to all ROMS students, specified by grade level. These packets can also be accessed under the Class Files & Handouts link, as well as on the main page of the ROMS website.

Please check school and district websites often for updates.


Hello! My name is Mr. Fairburn and I will be teaching IT Fundamentals for 7th/8th graders and Keyboarding for 6th graders. Originally, I am from Lima, Ohio. GO BUCKEYES! I graduated from Lima Central Catholic High School and then Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor of Science in Education with emphasis in Sport Management. After graduation, teaching was not in the plans. I actually had the opportunity to work for two different Minor League Baseball teams. Though I learned about all the aspects involved in business and baseball, after two very long seasons, I realized that career choice was not my calling. 

In 2010, I began working at River Oaks Middle School where I found my true passion...teaching in the classroom and coaching on the court. I am entering my tenth year in the classroom. I enjoy working with my students as we learn and grow together. Through my years ROMS, I have been involved in coaching basketball, baseball, and volleyball. For the past several years, I served as the head coach of boys basketball team and will continue again this year. 

I am excited to get to know and work with my students and parents. I am committed to the success of all ROMS students. If you have any questions, please feel free to send me an email or call the school.

"There's a difference between interest and commitment. When you're interested in something, you do it only when it is convenient. When you're committed to something, you accept NO excuses; only results." - Kenneth Blanchard