Staff Member Introduction
High School & Middle School

Meet Mrs. Marli Kytta

My name is Marli Kytta, and I am the new Middle School Science teacher here at West Iron County Schools. I graduated in the spring of 2023 from Michigan Technological University with a bachelor's degree in Biomedical Engineering and a Pre-med minor. I grew up in the small town of Chassell, MI near Houghton and have always loved the Upper Peninsula. My husband and I got married this past spring and moved to Iron River after graduation. I feel so blessed to be able to spend more time in the UP and be a part of a great community. I am so excited to have the opportunity to share my passion for STEM with the students here at WIC!

All Middle and High School Staff Introductions

  • Meet Mr Tony Kolbas

    I graduated from West Iron in 1972. I am the first class to go all four years to West Iron. I am an original Wykon!! I attended NMU and graduated with a Secondary Education degree. I was a full time substitute teacher here in 1979, so I …
  • Meet Ms. Ashley Hughes

    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 that …
  • 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 Munising High School in 2018 …
  • 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 …
  • Meet Mr. Jeff Swenski

    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. He attened Gogebic Comminty …
  • Meet Mrs. Tammie Carr

    Mrs. Carr was born and raised in Hillsdale, MI. After graduation she attended Eastern Michigan University and earned a Bachelor Degree in Music Education.She earned her Masters in Education from Northern Michigan University.  Mrs. Carr was …
  • Meet Mr. Chris Soha

    Hi. My name is Chris Soha, a math teacher here at West Iron. I currently teach Algebra thru Calculus; and have taught just about every high school math class in my 28 plus years of teaching. Although I graduated from the University of …

×