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July 12, 2014

Birt joins Northeast staff

DEWITT — After eight years of teaching physical education and coaching in the Central Community School District in DeWitt, Jered Birt, 33, will move to Northeast Middle/High School.

Birt was recently named the assistant principal at Northeast Middle/High School.

Growing up in Earlville, Jered had an interest in education. He graduated high school with an interest in teaching.

“I just knew that dealing with kids and helping them finding their successes was what I wanted to do,” Jered said.

He attended University of Northern Iowa, double majoring in health and physical education, and minoring in coaching. He taught and coached two years in West Liberty, before moving to DeWitt nine years ago. Jered has enjoyed teaching students in DeWiit, as well as coaching football and track, but decided it was time to move toward more of a leadership role.

He wanted a chance to have an impact on more kids, on a larger scale. With that in mind, he returned to school and received his masters in educational leadership last year from Western Illinois University. With this new degree, Jered began searching for an assistant principal position and was delighted to see an opening at Northeast, due to the resignation of Phillip Borman.

“It turned out to be a good opportunity. In a community night next door to where I was living in,” Jered said. “I’m excited to be a part of their leadership team as we go into the 2014-2015 school year.”

Samantha Pidde can be contacted at samanthap idde@clintonherald.com.

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