Principal's Message

I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the privilege of serving you and your child as Iola's principal.  I want to thank the parents, faculty and staff for the unending support and dedication to the educational process of all children.  It is an honor to work with our dedicated faculty and staff to ensure a safe and nurturing learning environment where students progress through an academic rigorous core curriculum.

The Iola family benefits from a school culture of high standards with individualized support for our students.  Our active and dedicated IPTO supports our mission through projects, fundraisers and volunteer hours.  We believe that this partnership enables us to provide a nurturing school climate for our students and families.  I encourage you to become an active participant in your child's education through involvement and attendance at school events.

My joy and desire is to be in the classrooms daily. My visits to the classroom allow me an opportunity to witness the growth and progress of our students as well as provide support for teachers and students. When I am able to be a part of the students lives as a mentor, educator, and interventionist, we all benefit from the relationship. 

I strongly encourage every parent to communicate with his or her child's teacher(s) on a consistent basis. In addition, I would encourage parents to contact the teacher prior to contacting me for most questions as the teacher will be able to provide you specific information regarding assignments, field trips, behavior and all other general information. Please feel to include me in communication and contact me regarding questions and concerns. I am available through email, phone and appointments for meetings. Please email me for meeting requests so that I am able to quickly accommodate your needs. I look forward to working with everyone for a successful school year.

Elizabeth Grimes

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