A Message from the Principal
Hello Falcon Family!
It is with great pride that I welcome you to Western Peaks K-4 Elementary School! This is my ninth year as the Principal of Western Peaks. I have the honor of leading a dedicated group of teachers and staff to support our students. As a team, we are motivated to make Western Peaks the school where our young learners will receive outstanding learning opportunities!
As I enter my 27th year in education, I am thankful and blessed to be part of the Western Peaks Falcon Family! In my educational career, I have served as a second grade, third grade, and fifth grade teacher. As well, I have served as a Reading Coach, Instructional Coach, and as an Assistant Principal. This is my 16th year in the Dysart Unified School District.
I am an Arizona native and graduated from Bradshaw Mountain High School. I received my bachelors and masters degrees from Northern Arizona University. I live in Surprise with my husband, youngest son, and my three Boston Terriers. My youngest son is a senior at Willow Canyon. My oldest son is grown and on his own creating an extraordinary life as a young adult.
Please feel free to contact me at any time. I believe that it takes a partnership and teamwork to help each child achieve his or her full potential. Let’s make this an extraordinary year.
A Message from the Assistant Principal
Hello Western Peaks Families,
I am so excited for another great school year with my Falcon Family! This will be my 17th year in education. I have had the privilege of teaching in the Dysart School District for the past 9 years. I taught one year at Mountain View Elementary and eight years at Western Peaks Elementary School. During my teaching career I have taught 2nd grade, 3rd grade and 5th grade. This will be my first year as an Assistant Principal and I’m thankful for the opportunity to learn a new role as an administrator. I am an Arizona native and graduated from Ironwood High School in Glendale. I got my bachelors degree from Utah Valley University and my masters degree from William Woods University. I live here in Surprise with my 4 daughters.
I am truly excited to continue to work with such dedicated and knowledgeable staff members, students who are enthusiastic about learning and parents who are involved and supportive. I believe that together we can accomplish great things. Please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions or concerns. Let’s make this the best year yet!
Erin Ireland Assistant Principal