Principal's Message

  • Hello Bullpup Families!

    It is with great excitement that I welcome you to the 2022-23 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.  

    The staff at Irving Elementary School have worked hard and have dedicated themselves to create a safe and nurturing learning environment for all students.  This year we will have students in grades preschool through 5th. We are fortunate enough to have 3 content specialists offering music, art, and PE.  Our Bullpup teachers take great pride in planning and developing standards-based lessons that are both engaging and meaningful.  

    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, 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.  This year we will be reaching out to our entire Irving community to rebuild our vision and mission statement for our school.  This is a wonderful opportunity for us to give clarity and direction to our school.  Together, we can identify our top priorities and discuss strategies to meet our goals.  

    Again, I am excited to partner 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!



    High Academic Achievement and Empowered Global Citizens 


    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