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Meet the Administration Team

Michael Zeman


(763) 241-3443

I am excited to serve all students and families at VandenBerge Middle School. I believe in positive thinking, building relationships, and having high expectations for all of our students. I am proud to be an Elk and look forward to working with all of you to ensure the best education for all of our students.

I have been with ISD 728 since 2008 as an English teacher, AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) teacher, coach (football, basketball, and track), and intervention specialist. I am a proud ‘08 graduate of Minnesota State University- Mankato with a BAS in English/ Speech Communications and Secondary Education. I hold a MA in Education from Hamline University and a Sixth Year Administrational Leadership Certificate from St. Cloud State University. I was hired as an Assistant Principal in 2014 and spent seven years in the position at the ever growing Rogers High School.

I look forward to meeting you, getting to know your students, and providing the best possible middle school experience for all of our students. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns through email at or phone (763) 241-3443. Follow me on Twitter @mrzeman86. 

Amanda Ohlgren

assistant principal

(763) 241-3444

Hello, everyone! I'm Amanda Ohlgren, and I'm thrilled to be here. I was raised on the farm in northern MN, where I learned the values of hard work and dedication. During my high school years, I was involved in sports, participating in three different sports that not only kept me active but also taught me valuable lessons about accountability and working as a team. After high school, I continued my academic and athletic journey at Concordia College, where I Majored in Education and played softball. Fast forward to my professional life, I found my calling in middle school.  As a middle school math teacher, I tried to get my kids excited about learning and help them find their way around numbers. Outside of the classroom, I was the varsity softball and volleyball coach at Champlin Park High School helping young athletes develop both their athletic and leadership skills. My journey in education led me to take on the role of a high school assistant principal at Elk River High School before making the move back to middle school at VandenBerge.

My spouse and I both work in the field of education. We have two children who are involved in sports and outdoor activities, as well as a beloved and energetic boxer dog named Tripp.  When we can, we like to spend time up north, whether it be fishing, hunting, or anything else.

I'm eager to bring my experiences and dedication and contribute to the growth and development of the students here. I look forward to being a part of this wonderful community!

Our Office Staff

Angela Quiram
Senior Administration Assistant
(763) 241-3450 x2600

Jennifer Eldredge
Administration Assistant
(763) 241-3450 x2630

Linda Hol
Administration Assistant
(763) 241-3450 x2604

Megan Chervenak
Licensed School Nurse
(763) 241-3450 x2747

Katelyn Broermann
Health Services Assistant
(763) 241-3450 x2747