Principal's Message

  • Dear Bullpup Families,

    It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2023-24 school year. 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.  Irving Elementary School’s FAMILY is a Bright Spot in our community and we are proud of our Performance Rating!  We truly believe in the power of our entire school family that cultivates success for each of our students.   

    The staff at Irving Elementary School have worked hard and have dedicated themselves to create a safe, rigorous, and engaging learning environment for all students.  This year we will have students in grades kindergarten through 5th. We are fortunate enough to have 3 content specialists offering music, science, and PE.  Our Bullpup teachers take great pride in planning and developing standards-based lessons that allow students to cultivate a collaborative culture that supports student growth and achievement.

    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 multiple avenues to support student learning through our Exceptional Student Services Department, Student Council, Gifted and Talented, Boys and Girls Club partnership, and Title I.  All teachers, administrators, our school counselor and support staff use Class Dojo to communicate regularly with families. We offer four different Title I family nights per year, parent/teacher conferences and various other activities to partner with families to build a strong school community.  

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



    Jaime Schwab, Principal

    School Phone:  (719) 549-7572 or (719) 722-6677