Principal Holly Varnum:
Holly Varnum has been the middle school principal at James Irwin since 2008, and has been in education for 30+ years serving in all aspects of instruction. She received her Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 1987, followed 10 years later by a Master of Arts in Curriculum and Instruction from CCU. She has recently completed her Ed. S. in Educational Leadership from Argosy University and is working towards a doctoral degree in Educational Leadership.
Mrs. Varnum brings extensive experience in teaching, instructional coaching, training, curriculum development, writing, and implementation. She has worked with high-performing charter schools and private schools both as a teacher and administrator. She has been a national consultant with schools in other states for a highly acclaimed Direct Instruction educational firm. She has taught a wide variety of subjects and grade levels throughout elementary, middle, and high school. Much of the diversity in her experience occurred during the five years while her family lived in the Cincinnati, OH, area. It was there that she gained extensive experience with teaching and administrating at the middle school level.
Holly and her husband, Paul, have been married since 1989 and have three daughters, all of whom graduated from James Irwin Charter High School. Mrs. Varnum enjoys baking, crafts, reading, writing, music, brain-building puzzles, hiking with her family, being involved in her church, and attending her daughters’ and students’ athletic activities and performances.

JICMS Staff Directory

Name Title Email Address
Abigail Anrico Art Teacher
Mary Aquino Teacher Coach
Samantha Arjon Literature Teacher
Julia Claar 6th Grade Assistant
Marne Collins Choir Teacher
Cassandra Dandrea 6th Grade Assistant
Nancy Deater Satellite Aide
Chuck Duray Dean of Students
Steve Finn Math Teacher
Anne Fish Asst. Librarian/Textbook Coordinator
Sara Flores 6th Grade Teacher
Rick Greene 6th Grade Teacher
Sara Griffin 6th Grade Assistant
Dawn Hamilton 6th Grade Teacher
Tracy Hunter Math Teacher
Stephanie Jordan 6th Grade Teacher
Bibi Limmer Administrative Assistant
Mindy Long Math Teacher
Stacey Maestas 6th Grade Teacher
Michael McChesnie History Teacher
Jewell Melillo P.E. Teacher
Janna Mulder Band Teacher
Tammi Oakley 6th Grade Assistant
Nathan Parsons Literature Teacher
Sara Pate Keyboarding Teacher
Jordan Post Literature Teacher
Michele Prusinowski Vice Principal
Mike Prusinowski MS/HS Athletic Director
Susan Renfro 6th Grade Teacher
Jan Rohde MS/HS Assistant Athletic Director
Sarah Sacco Science Teacher
Lori Shilling Attendance/Health Manager
Andrew Smith Math/Science Teacher
Devin Smith Math Teacher
Eloise Smith Writing Teacher
Isabelle Smith Receptionist
Gavin Stegmiller Writing Teacher
Mike Thomlinson 6th Grade Assistant
Patricia Tofili History Teacher
Holly Varnum Principal
Donna Wagner Science Teacher
Kelsey Wigand Math Teacher
Shannon Wilson Assistant Testing Coordinator
Leonard Winters Librarian/Textbook Coordinator
Lisa Winters 6th Grade Assistant