Mr. James O'Tremba
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 thirteenth year as the principal at Newton Middle School and my 35th year as an educator.

I have a triple major in Secondary Education, History and Psychology from Minot State University in North Dakota. 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 of 31 years and continues to substitute teach on a regular basis. We have been married for 32 years. We have two boys a 25 year old son who graduated from Arizona State University  and works at Littleton High School as an instructional paraprofessional and is currently working on his master’s degree in education. We also have a 19 year old son who is a sophomore at Texas Tech University and plays on their baseball team and is majoring in psychology and aspires to play in Major League Baseball and then assume a career as a psychologist or psychiatrist.

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][dot]us
Voicemail: 303-347-7940
Going into my 22nd 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- 2 kids in college, one in high school and one with a "real" job!  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][dot]us
Voicemail: 303-347-7945

Years Teaching: Seven years teaching Math, Social Studies and Computers and 12 years in School Administration.

Years at Newton: This is my seventh 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 14 years and have two children. Ben is ten and Lia is eight 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 coach my sons tournament baseball team and that eats up a lot of my weekends from March through July.

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!