Phone: 763-241-3443


Degrees and Certifications:

Michael Zeman, Principal

I am excited to begin serving all students and families at VandenBerge Middle School. I am also excited for the upcoming school year and for all of the opportunities to grow as learners within this building. 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.