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1900 N 5th Ave E
Newton, IA 50208


Principal's Page

Mr. Bret Miller - Principal

Educational Background

Work History

  • 2022 - Present:  Berg Middle School Principal
Bret Miller

Bret Miller
Administration - Principal

  Berg Middle School

Ms. Stephanie Langstraat - Assistant Principal

Educational Background:

  • Central College, Pella, Iowa
    • Bachelor of Arts in Elementary Education
    • K-6 Minor in Physical Education
    • K-8 Coaching Authorization
  • University of Phoenix
    • Master of Arts in Education, Administration, and Supervision
    • Professional Administrator License
    • PK-12 Principal
    • PK-12 Special Education Supervisory  Evaluator

Work History:

  • Present: Berg Middle School Assistant Principal
  • Principal: PCM Middle School

Softball, MS Football, Soccer Coach

  • 4th Grade, PK-6th PE, Special Education Teacher-Santa Fe, New Mexico
Stephanie Langstraat

Stephanie Langstraat
Administration - Assistant Principal


  Berg Middle School

Mrs. Jennifer Soderblom - Assistant Principal

Educational Background:

  • University of Iowa
    • Bachelor's of Music
    • Bachelor's of Education
  • Drake University
    • Masters of Educational Leadership

Work History:

  • 2022 - Present:  Berg Middle School, Assistant Principal
  • Teacher Leader and Instructional Leadership, West Marshall CSD
  • 6-12 Vocal Music, West Marshall CSD
  • 6-12 Vocal Music, Forest City CSD


  • K-12 Music Teaching
  • Class B Evaluator License

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