Category: Staff Introductions

Meet Ms. Ashley Hughes
Posted on in High School & Middle School, Staff Introductions

Hello, everyone! My name is Ashley Hughes, and this marks my 17th year as an English Teacher. Lake Superior State University is where I earned my bachelor’s degree while I played four years of softball, which is still a sport … read more Meet Ms. Ashley Hughes

Meet Ms. Tracy McCain
Posted on in Elementary School, Staff Introductions

My name is Tracy McCain. I am the new Early Kindergarten teacher at West Iron.  I graduated from McNeese State University with a Master of Education, later returning to add additional Special Education courses.  Before moving to Michigan, I taught Pre-Kindergarten and Special Education in … read more Meet Ms. Tracy McCain

Meet Mr. Cade Contreras

Hi, my name is Cade Contreras and I am the new 6th grade Social Studies teacher at West Iron County. I am from the Munising area and have always had a passion for social studies and teaching. I graduated from … read more Meet Mr. Cade Contreras

Meet Mrs. Chloe Schmutzler
Posted on in Elementary School, Staff Introductions, Staff Spotlight

I am a second year teacher originally from Manistee Michigan! I fell in love with the UP when I went to Northern Michigan University. I taught for a year in Sault Ste Marie. Then I moved to Iron River with … read more Meet Mrs. Chloe Schmutzler

Meet Mr. Grant Papineau

My name is Grant Papineau, and I am the current Middle School Social Studies Teacher here at West Iron County Public Schools. I graduated in the Spring of 2023 from Central Michigan University with a bachelor’s degree in Social Studies … read more Meet Mr. Grant Papineau

Meet Ms Theresa Heimerl
Posted on in Elementary School, Staff Introductions

My name is Theresa Heimerl.  My boyfriend Brian and I recently moved here from Iron Mountain.  We are both very familiar with Iron County as he is a West Iron graduate and I graduated from Forest Park.  I have an … read more Meet Ms Theresa Heimerl

Meet Mr. Jeff Swenski
Posted on in High School & Middle School, Staff Introductions

Jeff Swenski has been a teacher at West Iron County Schools for 19 years. When Jeff was a student at West Iron in the Building Trades program, his goal was to return one day as the instructor for the program. … read more Meet Mr. Jeff Swenski