Principal's Message

Dear Bullpup Families:

It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of Irving Elementary School!  I am honored to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a strong connection to their community and one that is rich in its traditions.  

The staff at Irving Elementary School has worked hard and has dedicated themselves to create a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.  This year we have both online and in person learning platforms at all grade levels, Kindergarten through 5th grades.  All classroom teachers are working hard and collaborating to provide aligned standards based instruction.  

Irving Elementary school is a part of District 60’s Innovation Zone.  As a school of innovation, we create diverse learning opportunities to support student achievement and growth.  Innovation allows us to develop strategies and instructional approaches to learning where students can use creativity, problem-solving skills, exploration and research.  All of these combined require students to use higher level thinking skills that are critically necessary to become lifelong learners.

Irving offers many opportunities to support student learning through our Exceptional Student Services Department, Student Council, Gifted and Talented, Boys and Girls Club partnership, Title I and three track specials schedule (art, PE and music).  We are prepared and ready to creatively provide these opportunities to all students, online and in person.  

Again, I am excited to build a new partnership with our students, families and community members. Please stay tuned via school messenger and our website for up to date information. You can count on us to work hard to fulfill the mission and vision of our school!

VISION STATEMENT High Academic Achievement and Empowered Global Citizens 

MISSION STATEMENT The Irving community will unite to educate, prepare, and empower students for lifelong achievement. 

Jaime Schwab, Principal

Irving Elementary School

(719) 549-7572 or (719) 722-6677