IHS Principal Jack Manciu
Jack Manciu, a veteran educator currently in his 36th year, started as interim principal at Ionia High School in August. He was a classroom teacher for 15 years and has been an administrator for 21 years, including IMS Assistant Principal, KinderStart Principal, Jefferson Elementary Principal, and Welch High School Principal.
In addition, Mr. Manciu has coached football, freshman basketball, softball, and tennis.
He earned his bachelor, master and Educational Specialist degrees from Grand Valley State University. In 2001, Mr. Manciu was named Distinguished Administrator of the Year by GVSU. He and his wife, Sue, also an educator, have two children: Alison and Steve.
IHS Assistant Principal Mike Knapp
In his 15 year career at IHS, Mike Knapp has taught science, business, multi media, and most recently video technology. He has also coached golf and boys and girls basketball at Ionia Middle School.
Mr. Knapp earned his bachelor and masters’ degree at Ferris State University. He and his wife, Heather have three children: Kaitlyn, Alec, and Korben.
IHS Athletic Director/Assistant Principal Scott Swinehart
Scott Swinehart has served as IHS Assistant Principal/Athletic Director for 3.5 years. Mr. Swinehart, an IHS graduate, is known for his teaching and coaching at IHS since 1992. He brings leadership and mentoring skills as well as strong beliefs in the importance of both teamwork and hard work. Before his appointment, Mr. Swinehart taught math and physical education and coached basketball and football at IHS.
Mr. Swinehart earned his bachelor of arts at MSU and his master of arts in secondary educational leadership at WMU. His wife, Anne, is an English teacher at Ionia High School. They have three children, Brady, Jillian, & Jessa.