Gret Hewes - Food Service Manager
Closeup of a white woman with long hair and a blue winter hat, outside, in the snow, Gret Hewes - Food Service Manager

Gret has been the “Lunch Lady” at Newton since 2016.  She has lived in Strafford since 2004.  She moved to VT from CT where she was a veterinary assistant and the caretaker of the First Company Governor’s Horse Guards in Avon CT.  There she took care of 39 mounts for the National Guards and CT Military Department.  Once in VT she has worked for Trafalgar Square Publishing,  the Sharon Trading Post, the Valley News in Advertising Support, the Accounting Department at the Hanover Inn in Hanover NH. One of her craziest and most memorable jobs was as a Zamboni driver for the International Skating Center in Simsbury, CT. She has a wonderful daughter who attended Newton and a great husband.  They have two dogs, a cat, and various other yard critters from time to time. Gret enjoys the outdoors, skiing, hiking, walking in the woods, pretty much anything that requires fresh air and moving your body.  She and her husband love their motorcycle, the beach and family road trips.

BJ Miller - Facilities Manager
Close up of a white man with a big smile, wearing a blue hat. BJ Miller Facilities Manager

BJ came to Newton in 2017.  BJ moved to VT from Maryland in 2008 with his crew (his wife and two children). He moved North to work on a Timber Frame Project.  BJ’s background is in most trades.  BJ and family purchased their farm in 2017 and have been providing the town food and fun for 5 years at the Strafford Village Farm, providing local young adults with summer jobs and learning experiences for all who visit.  BJ enjoys growing plants, hiking, outdoor activities and travel. BJ is the go to guy for all things that need to be fixed.  He also wears the hat of our morning greeter to all the students.  Each day our students are greeted with a smile and positive vibes for the rest of their school day.