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Principal's Message- Polly Schultz

Dear Parents and Community Members:

Welcome to Ironwood, home of the Thunderbolts! My name is Polly Schultz, and I am the very proud principal of this wonderful school!

 Ironwood is rated an Exemplary School earning an A from the Arizona Department of Education.  We are also a Community of Caring school where we work with our families and community to teach and practice five core values: Caring, Respectful, Responsibility, Trust and Family.  We care about developing your child’s academic and social emotional skills.

 I am a product of the Washington Elementary School District. As a child, I attended Richard E. Miller, Royal Palm and Palo Verde. I started my career as an educator in 1989 teaching at Ocotillo and John Jacobs where I taught and coached teachers.  In 2011, I became an administrator at Shaw Butte and then have been at Ironwood since 2013 where I have had the privilege of working with a wonderful group of caring educators and families. 

Ironwood is a special place with a wonderful community.  You have many opportunities to get involved whether it is being a part of our PTO or helping make decisions serving on our Site Council.  I welcome you and hope you reach out.  I strive to uphold the mission and values of our district and our school and believe that every child deserves a quality education in a safe environment where all staff members foster the well-being of the students we serve. I value your input and please know that I am available to answer your questions, listen to your feedback, engage in discussion, or simply chat about your child. I have an open-door policy and truly believe that parents and guardians are children’s first and most important teacher. You have a choice in your child’s education, and I would like to personally thank you for choosing Ironwood Elementary. I look forward to meeting all of you! 

 It is going to be an AMAZING year for the Thunderbolts!  I look forward to working together to meet the needs of your child


Polly Schultz
Proud Principal