Staff

Dawn Batteiger

Principal

Abigail Williams

Assistant Principal

Mrs. Abigail Williams (formerly known as Miss Hartley) joined the James Irwin family as...

Samuel Ashmore

Dean of Students & AP Economics

Mr. Samuel Ashmore has worked for the JI family since 2013. Over that time, he has taug...

Brandon Prewitt

Instructional Coach/Lead Spanish Teacher

Mr. Prewitt is in his 10th year at James Irwin and has found his niche. Holding two deg...

Margie Burnett

College & Career Advisor

Margie Burnett, College and Career Advisor, grew up in northern Maine and moved to vari...

Cathy Finn

Academic Advisor

Mrs. Cathy Finn arrived in Colorado Springs during 2012, along with her family, as a mi...

Anne Fish

Attendance Secretary/Student Government Sponsor

Mrs. Fish joined the James Irwin family as a parent in 2011.  She volunteered in E...

Tami Graves

College & Career/NHS Advisor

Tami Graves is a Colorado Springs native and has been a part of the James Irwin communi...

Linda Ramsey

Receptionist/Yearbook Advisor

Mrs. Ramsey moved to Colorado Springs in 1988, along with her husband and four children...

Nicole Scott

Assistant to the Dean

Mrs. Nikki Scott has been part of the James Irwin family as a kindergarten asst., 1st g...

Mary Ann Anders

Special Education Teacher

Mrs. Anders is joining the James Irwin community as a Special Education Teacher for gra...

Grace Brueggemann

School Counselor Intern/ AP Literature/ AP Psych Teacher

Mrs. Grace Brueggemann first started her journey with James Irwin in 2008 as a freshman...

Ashley Allen

French I, II, and II Teacher

Born in France and shaped by a nomadic American life with Memphis, TN as a core anchor,...

Anna Austin

English 9/English 12/Drama Teacher

Ms. Anna Austin joined the James Irwin family as a long-term sub for the spring semeste...

Joy Bears

Lead English Teacher

Mrs. Bears has been teaching since 2010 and was lucky enough to join James Irwin in 201...

Sal Butitta

World History I Teacher

Mr. Butitta is a Colorado Springs native who began teaching History at James Irwin High...

Alexis Cibrian

Library Assistant/Satellite Aide

Marne Collins

Choir Director

Ms. Collins attended Lubbock Christian University and received her B.S.I.S in Education...

Barry Davis

Band Director

Mr. Davis graduated from the University of Northern Colorado in 2006 with a Bachelor&#3...

Marissa Deblieck

Biology Teacher

Marissa DeBlieck is originally from Nebraska. In 2017, she enlisted in the United State...

Jim Downing

US History/CE History Teacher

Mr. James Downing is that rarest of creatures, a Colorado native.  He has had a li...

Jessi Finkiewicz

Biology /Chemistry/AP Biology Teacher

Mrs. Jessi Finkiewicz (a.k.a. Mrs. Fink) joined the James Irwin Family as an Algebra 2 ...

Steve Finn

JICMS Mathematics/ and JICMS STEM Teacher

Mr. Finn teaches math and STEM for James Irwin Charter Middle School and STEM for James...

Brandy Forrest

World History I/Honors, Western Civ/Character & Ethics Teacher

Dr. Brandy Forrest joined the James Irwin family in the Fall of 2023 in the history dep...

Daniela Garcia

English 11/AP Composition Teacher

Ms. Garcia joined the James Irwin family in the fall of 2022. She taught various classe...

Vanessa Hernandez

Administrative Assistant

Mrs. Hernandez joined the James Irwin Family as a 1st grade teacher’s assistant i...

Jordan Jones

AP BC Calculus/AP Stats/Stats/Intermediate Algebra, Algebra I + Lab Teacher

Jordan Jones is a native of Colorado Springs. He joined the Navy after graduating from ...

Shannon Jordan

English - 9th Grade Teacher

Shannon Jordan has been part of the James Irwing family since the fall of 2017. She cam...

Steven Marquez

Algebra I Teacher

Mr. Steven Marquez is a new addition to the James Irwin family, joining in the fall of ...

Katie McKim

PE/Anatomy Teacher

Mrs. McKim joined the James Irwin family last spring as Assistant Librarian and JV girl...

Izzy Mercado

Algebra II, Math Lab, and General Psychology Teacher

Ezzaiz Mercado is a James Irwin Alum from the class of 2017. She joined the UCCS Mounta...

Suzan Mitchell

Art Teacher

Mrs. Suzan Mitchell came to Colorado Springs in 2005, by way of her husband being mobil...

Juan-Carlos Montgomery

Spanish Teacher

Katie Moran

AP Calculus/Advanced Math/Trigonometry/Lead Math Teacher

Mrs. Katie Moran began teaching Algebra 1 and Intermediate Algebra at in October ...

Shane Moran

Physics/AP Physics Teacher

Mr. Moran is a first-year physics teacher at James Irwin.  He is originally from N...

Jason Murphy

Geometry Teacher

Mr. Jason Murphy has been teaching math since 2006. He grew up in the agricultural part...

Omar Ocasio

Spanish II, III & Entrepreneurial Development Teacher

Señor Ocasio was born in Puerto Rico, surrounded by the warm waters of the Carib...

Michael Prusinowski

Athletic Director

Mike Prusinowski graduated from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, TN, in 1987...

Linda Riden

World History II/Photojournalism/Lead History Teacher

Linda originally joined the James Irwin Family as a middle school teacher from 2009-201...

Shauna Riley

Chemistry/AP Chemistry/Lead Science Teacher

Mrs. Shauna Riley joined the James Irwin family as a Chemistry teacher in the fall of 2...

Jan Rohde

Athletic Director Assistant

Jan Rohde is originally from Schaumburg, Illinois, and has 2 children and 2 grandc...

Molly Smith

Economics/Government/Personal Finance Teacher

Mrs. Molly Smith joined the James Irwin High School team in the fall of 2023. Mrs. Smit...

Mike Tomlinson

Computer Science /AP Computer Science/Digital Design/Algebra II Teacher

Mr. Mike Tomlinson joined the James Irwin faculty mid-year in the spring of 2017 as an ...

Maria Williams

Special Education Paraprofessional - JICES/

This is Ms. Williams 3rd year at as a paraprofessional. Pre...

Robert Williams

Speech and Language Development and Reading Teacher

Mr. Robert Williams is new to teaching, and he is thankful to have the supportive envir...

Leonard Winters

Librarian

Mr. Winters was born in Fort Worth, Texas but mostly grew up in Colorado Springs callin...