Newton High School names new assistant principal

Chad Frey
The Kansan

Tiffany Stephey, current principal of Northridge Elementary School, is taking a new position within the Newton school district while a longtime member of the NHS administrative staff, Greg Dietz, will retire.  

Stephey will become assistant principal at Newton High School for the 2021-22 academic year.

“I have a strong passion for leadership and education and my goal is to make a difference in students’ lives at the secondary level. I am excited and look forward to working with the staff and students at Newton High School,” Stephey said.

She has been the principal at Northridge Elementary, an elementary school in the USD 373 district, for the last two years. Stephey takes the place of Dietz, who is retiring after 20 years with Newton High School and USD 373. Stephey also has experience as an elementary school teacher and as an admissions director at an air academy. Stephey has 18 years of experience in education.

Stephey grew up in Newton and graduated from Hesston High School. She graduated from Wichita State University with a history and education degree and went on to earn her master’s degree at Baker University in school leadership. Stephey has two children, Christian, 20, and Mia, who is in eighth grade at Chisholm Middle School. During her free time, she loves to travel, backpack in Colorado, paddleboard, listen to podcasts, read and spend time with family.