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Castle North Middle Administration

The administrative staff at Castle North Middle School is fully dedicated to maintaining an environment that is conducive to academic success for every student.


Mr. John Bertram


Mr. John BertramMr. Bertram’s teaching career began at Boonville High School in 1989. While a member of the Pioneers faculty, he taught English and he coached both boys and girls soccer. In 1998, he joined Tecumseh Jr/Sr High School as the assistant principal and athletic director. After three years at Tecumseh, Mr. Bertram spent five years as one of two assistant principals at Castle High School. In the fall of 2006, Mr. Bertram went to Castle Junior High School as the assistant principal.

In 2008, Mr. Bertram became the principal at Castle Junior High School. After the Warrick County School Corporation embraced the middle school concept, he then segued into the position of principal at Castle North Middle School. Throughout his career, Mr. Bertram has received various awards and accolades for his work with youth.

Mr. Bertram received his undergraduate degree in English from DePauw University, his Master's degree from Indiana State University, and his Educational Specialist degree from Indiana State University.

Mr. Bertram and his wife Sara are the proud parents of sons Matthew and Michael.

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Mr. Tad Powless

Assistant Principal

Mr. Tad PowlessMr. Powless began his educational career at Washington Middle School in 1992 where he taught Social Studies, Language Arts, Math, Industrial Arts, Health, and Physical Education. During his time at Washington Middle School, Mr. Powless coached basketball and track and he also coached football at Bosse High School.

Mr. Powless was hired as an administrator in Warrick County in 1999 where he has served in multiple capacities. He joined the Castle North Middle School administration during the 2019-2020 school year.

Mr. Powless received his undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from the University of Southern Indiana, his Master's degree from Indiana State University, and his Educational Specialist degree from Indiana State University.

Mr. Powless and his wife Krystal have three daughters Kaci, Katelyn, and Karley, and a granddaughter named Aubrey.

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Castle North Middle School
2800 Hwy 261
Newburgh, Indiana 47630
Phone: 812-858-3410
Fax: 812-858-1089