Administration

Principal

 
 
 
 
Mr. James O'Tremba
Principal
Voicemail: 303-347-7939
 
 

Welcome to my web page.  The best way to contact me is through e-mail. I attempt to return all messages within 24-48 hrs. This is my eleventh year as the principal at Newton Middle School and my 33rd year as an educator.

I have a triple major in Secondary Education, History and Psychology from Minot State University. I received a Master's Degree in Counseling from the University of North Dakota and completed my Type D principal's license at the University of Denver.

I enjoy reading, sports, especially baseball and have a collection of bats and baseballs in my office.  My wife is a retired special education teacher and continues to substitute teach on a regular basis. We have been married for 31 years. We have two boys a 23 year old son who graduated from Arizona State University this spring and works in Phoenix as an aquatics assistant manager at Life Time fitness. We also have a 18 year old son who is a Senior at Cherry Creek High School and is committed to Texas Tech University to play baseball.

We enjoy traveling, especially to warm weather areas that include beaches, palm trees and oceans

Assistant Principal

Ms. Amy Rahne
Assistant Principal
Email: arahne[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
Voicemail: 303-347-7940
 
Going into my 21st year in education, I still get excited about the first day of school!  I love new challenges and being a life-long learner; which is why I'm thrilled with the daily adventures being an AP at Newton provides me.  Newton is an amazing place for students to learn and adults to work.  I look forward to working with each of you in whatever capacity brings us together.
 

My whole teaching career was spent teaching intermediate grades, with 12 of those years at sixth grade.   I love the uniqueness of that age level and appreciate the curve balls they throw at me everyday.
 

I grew up in Colorado attending Bear Creek high school before heading out west to go to college in California.  I was honored to play volleyball all four years for Dominican University of California.  After college, I returned home to earn my teaching license and master's degree at Denver University.  Being a native of Colorado, I enjoy the outdoors including skiing, playing volleyball, and watching my kids play sports.
 

My husband is also an educator; he's a math teacher and coach at Rock Canyon HS in Douglas County.  Together we have four kids- the three oldest are in college, we have one in high school and a son who is in eighth grade.  They keep us busy but bring lots of joy to our household.
 

Please stop by anytime to say hi-

Amy Rahne

Assistant Principal

Brian Wyckhuyse
Assistant Principal
Email: bwyckhuyse[at]lps.k12.co[dot]us
Voicemail: 303-347-7945

Years Teaching: Seven years teaching Math, Social Studies and Computers and seven years in School Administration.

Years at Newton: This is my second year at Newton Middle School. I taught for six years in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and one year in Chandler, Arizona before heading into administration for two years. I moved to Denver in 2010 and worked in administration at a middle school in Cherry Creek for three years before coming here in 2013.

Life Outside of Newton:  My wife and I have been married nine years and have two children. Ben is five and Lia is three and they keep us busy. Besides spending my time away from Newton with my family, I am a big sports fan. I follow my alma mater, Michigan State University closely and look forward to college football and basketball seasons. Additionally, I am a big Detroit Tigers fan.

I am extremely fortunate to work with such a great staff here at Newton and look forward to many years here. Please call or email if there is anything I can do for you and your family!