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Joe Edwards

Joe Edwards Principal

Beginning my 25th year in education, I never imagined I would be having so much fun! There are so many exciting things happening in District 6 and at West. I have been part of Zion for the past 33 years of my life and have been a lifelong resident of Northern Lake County. When I am not at school, I enjoy cooking for my wife and three teenage children as well as spending time walking my two dogs.

Josh Minsely

Josh Minsley Assistant Principal

Hi! I'm excited to be returning to West Elementary to serve my second year as your Assistant Principal. As the Assistant Principal, I help students solve problems and make sure that the school is running smoothly so that everyone can focus on learning. I originally graduated from Michigan State University and am a huge Spartan fan. When I'm not at West Elementary, I love to spend time with my wife and two boys. I enjoy riding my bike, cooking, gardening, and fixing things around the house. At West Elementary, we believe that “West is best” and I look forward to partnering with students, staff, and families this year to ensure that we live up to that promise each and every day.