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800 E 4th St S
Newton, IA 50208

641-792-5797

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Mr. Bill Peters - Principal

Get to Know NHS Principal, Bill Peters...

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It is my pleasure to serve as Principal for the past 20 years of NHS! As a 1983 graduate of NHS I feel a great sense of pride for our school and community.  NHS is a great launching pad for our students to become whatever they desire. We work diligently to ensure students have every opportunity to fulfill their dreams. 

Educational Background

  • University of Wyoming, BA in Social Studies
  • University of Wyoming, MA in Secondary School Administration 

Work History

  • 2004 - Present:  Principal, Newton Senior High School
  • 2003 - 2004:  Principal, Gillette, WY
  • 1997 - 2003:  Associate Principal, Gillette, WY
  • 1993 - 1997:  Social Studies Teacher, Gillette, WY
  • 1989 - 1993:  Social Studies Teacher / Athletic Director, Coalinga, CA
William Peters

William Peters
Administration - Principal

  petersb@newtoncsd.org

  641-792-5797

  Newton High School

Mr. Jim Beerends - Assistant Principal

Educational Background

  • Northwest Missouri State University, BS in Instrumental Music Education
  • University of Central Missouri, MA in Secondary School Administration

Work History

  • 2022 - Present:  Assistant Principal, Newton Senior High School
  • 2020 - 2022:  Part-Time Associate Principal, Newton Senior High School
  • 2012 - 2022:  Director of Bands, Newton Senior High School
  • 2001 - 2012:  Director of Bands, Pleasant Hill, MO
James Beerends

James Beerends
Administration - Assistant Principal

  BeerendsJ@newtoncsd.org

  641-792-5797

  Newton High School

Ms. Laura Sherratt - Assistant Principal

Get to Know Laura Sherratt...

I had the privilege to build and implement the I-Launch program at NHS and facilitate student learning for that program for 10 years. I am excited to bring the skills I have developed over the years in my role as Assistant Principal. I am committed to fostering a safe, inclusive, and inspiring learning environment where every student can thrive. I look forward to working collaboratively with students, parents, and staff to ensure a successful and enriching academic journey for all.

Educational Background

  • University of Northern Iowa, BA in Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
  • University of Northern Iowa, MA in Physical Education Teaching/Coaching
  • University of Northern Iowa, MAE in Principalship 

Work History

    • 2023 - Present: Assistant Principal, Newton Senior High School 
    • 2022 - 2023: Dean of Students, Newton Senior High School
    • 2012 - 2022: At-Risk Program, Newton Senior High School
    Laura Sherratt

    Laura Sherratt
    Administration - Assistant Principal

      SherrattL@newtoncsd.org

      641-792-5797

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    Newton By The Numbers

    11

    Square miles of city

    90

    Displays of public art & sculpture

    1

    Drive-in theater

    Whether you’re raising a family, starting a business or building a home — you’ll want to get to know Newton. Our community vision statement is “Newton Shines Bright: Newton is a progressive, family friendly community, a shining star of Central Iowa, and a place to call home.”

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