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1900 N 5th Ave E
Newton, IA 50208


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Mr. Daryl Dotson 'Dotty' - Principal

Dear Cardinal Community 

It is my pleasure to be the next principal at Berg Middle School.  I am excited about the opportunity to serve our students, staff and community to make a positive difference.  We want to work towards making Berg Middle School the best educational experience for our students, staff and community. 

Educational Background:

  • Upper Iowa University
    • Bachelor of Arts - Marketing
  • Drake University
    • Master of Arts - Teaching
  • University of Northern Iowa
    • K - 12 Principalship Certification
  • Northwest Missouri State
    • Superintendent Licensure (2024)

Work History

  • 2024- Present Berg Middle School, Principal 
  • 2022-2024 Bondurant Farrar, Assistant Principal
  • 2010-2022 Des Public School: Classroom teacher, Behavior Coach
  • 2005-2024 Athletic Coach: Wrestling, Baseball, Tennis, Softball
  • 2000-2005 Dowling Catholic: Assistant Wrestling coach

Military History

  • 1999-2004 United States Navy Reserve
  • 2004-2007 Iowa Army National Guard 

Daryl Dotson

Daryl Dotson
- 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
- Assistant Principal/Athletic Director


  Berg Middle School

Mrs. Jen Wiebel - Assistant Principal

Get to Know Jen Wiebel...

I am excited to be an assistant principal and continue to serve the students, families, and teachers of Berg Middle School.  In my free time, I love to quilt, cycle the Iowa bike trails with my husband, and read while petting my cat, Zing!

Educational Background:

  • Illinois State University
    • Bachelors in Elementary Education
  • University of Northern Iowa
    • Masters in Educational Leadership

Work History:

  • 2023 - Present: Berg Middle School Assistant Principal
  • 2017 - 2023: Instructional Coach at Berg Middle School
  • 2016 - 2017: 5th Grade at Berg Middle School
  • 2002 - 2016: 7th & 8th Grade ELA at  Park Forest-Chicago Heights, Illinois
Jennifer Wiebel

Jennifer Wiebel
- Assistant Principal


  Berg Middle School

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