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 to Iron River in 2009 to pastor the church he attended growing up.
Mr. Pellizzer began substitute teaching at West Iron County Schools in 2009 and has been the At-Risk Coordinator for 10 years. Mr. P, as the students like to call him, is thankful to have the opportunity to interact with the students and staff on a daily basis. He is always available with an encouraging word and motivation to make it a great day. He enjoys helping coach middle school football and track. He volunteers many evenings to ensure concessions are available during middle school basketball and high school volleyball games. He is the advisor for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. He is willing to help in any capacity he can to make West Iron a great place to be.
Mr. P has been married to Sheri for over 30 years. They are blessed with 3 kids, Caleb, Cassilyn and Caden, who all graduated from West Iron. He is looking forward to his first grandbaby this April. Mr. P enjoys walking his dog, Shed, working out at 3:30 am, and spending time with his family.