Category: Staff Introductions

Meet Mrs. Cindy Beck
Posted on in Elementary School, Staff Introductions

Cindy is our head cook at Stambaugh Elementary. She  grew up in Crystal Falls, MI. She attended Forest Park schools and then went on to attend NMU after graduation. Cindy has 5 siblings and two daughters. One of her daughters teaches art … read more Meet Mrs. Cindy Beck

Meet Mr. Lee Rometti

Mr. Rometti was born and raised in Iron River. He has been teaching full time at West Iron County for 30 years. He is a 1984 graduate of West Iron. He went to college at Lake Superior State University and … read more Meet Mr. Lee Rometti

Meet Mrs. Rae Jones
Posted on in Elementary School, Staff Introductions

Rae Jones is a new addition to the Stambaugh Elementary staff this year. She grew up in Grand Rapids and attended South Christian High School. After high school she attended Michigan State University. Prior to teaching, Rae lived in San … read more Meet Mrs. Rae Jones

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

Mr. Barry was born and raised in Iron River and is in his 29th year teaching at West Iron County. He graduated from West Iron County in 1979. He continued his education at Davenport College of Business obtaining an Associates … read more Meet Mr. Barry

Meet Mr. Joel Vanlanen
Posted on in High School & Middle School, Staff Introductions

My name is Joel Vanlanen and we moved back to Iron River in 1995 when I was hired to teach biology and chemistry. I graduated from NMU in 1989 and worked as a wood scaler at Louisiana Pacific Corp in … read more Meet Mr. Joel Vanlanen

Meet Mrs. Lisa Starkey
Posted on in Elementary School, Staff Introductions

Lisa Starkey grew up in Valparaiso, Indiana. She went to school In Indiana and then attended college in Eau Claire, Wisconsin and Boston, Massachusetts. She is married to her husband Scott and they have two children Jackson who is a … read more Meet Mrs. Lisa Starkey

Meet Mr. Jim Pellizzer
Posted on in High School & Middle School, Staff Introductions

Jim Pellizzer was born and raised in Iron River. He graduated from West Iron in 1978 and attended Southeastern University in Lakeland, FL, where he played soccer and earned a Bachelor Degree. He pastored in Illinois and Florida before returning … read more Meet Mr. Jim Pellizzer

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