Ironwood K-6
650 W. Combs Road
Queen Creek, Arizona 85140
P: (480) 344-9899
F: (480) 420-2103
School Hours: 8:00am - 3:00pm
Office Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Early Release: 11:30 AM
Cristina Schubert Director

Cristina Schubert

Nikole Disney Assistant Director

Nikole Disney
Assistant Director

Welcome to our Ironwood K-6 Campus

Leadership In Action

Lauren, one of our 5th grade students, recently volunteered to share a lesson on respect with our kindergarten and first grade students. She will be visiting their classrooms and will do a reading followed by a discussion of the children’s book, My Mouth is a Volcano by Julia Cook. Lauren is an exemplary student leader and we are so proud of her for taking on this project.

We encourage all students to follow Lauren’s lead and research a book of their choice which relates to the RAISE values. Students may then share their book with the entire school during a Friday assembly or visit classrooms.

Ironwood Elementary School Goals

ALA-IWE has been working diligently to improve processes on our campus in the areas of academics and leadership. With that, we’ve created three different goals that we can’t wait to share with you. Here’s a peek at our first goal: By Spring 2017, all staff and students will incorporate the ALA values into lessons, discipline, and everyday conversation. How can you help us with these goals at home? Our leadership focus for this month is: Accountability. We encourage you to have a conversation with your children at home about what they have learned at school. Discussion Starters:

  • What does accountability mean to you?
  • How can you show accountability at home and school?
  • How do you show accountability during extra-curricular activities?How do the adults you know demonstrate accountability?

We’d love to hear your ideas and thoughts on how your family incorporates the RAISE values at home! Feel free to reply to Mrs. Schubert ( or Miss Disney (

Ironwood Elementary Traffic Flow


  • NEVER enter the campus through an EXIT (see map). ONLY use main entrance.
  • Elementary students may NOT cross to the high school without written parental consent and administrator approval. Elementary students may not loiter at the high school.
  • Please be patient. The driveline will move slowly for the first week of school.

Tips to Moves Quickly Through Driveline: AM

  • Stay in your vehicle. Students will be escorted from the car by staff.
  • Arrive early.
  • Park in Visitor Parking if you need to sign in your child or assist them with getting out of the car.


  • Stay in your vehicle. Students will be escorted to the car by staff.
  • Display placard with last name & grade level(s) on windshield.
  • Make sure your child ALWAYS knows how he/she will be getting home and with whom.
  • Pull as far forward in the driveline as possible.
  • If your child is having trouble getting buckled, move to the parking lot to assist.
  • Be courteous to other drivers and the staff members who are working hard to keep students safe in this heat.
  • Consider arriving at 3:10pm.

**Oldest sibling(s) will meet youngest sibling(s) at youngest’s designated pick-up location.** IWE Traffic Maps S16-04

Meet Our Campus Administration, Mrs. Schubert and Miss Disney

  • Cristina Schubert Director
    Mrs. Schubert is the Director of the ALA-Ironwood Elementary campus. She joined ALA-Gilbert in 2012 as an experienced, award-winning elementary teacher, and was promoted to Assistant Director the following year. As Assistant Director from 2013-2015, she helped lead the Gilbert campus to achieve the highest “A” rating in district history. She holds a Master’s Degree in Education from Plymouth State University and a Bachelor’s Degree in English from the University of California, Davis. Cristina was born into a large Portuguese-American family and was raised in Morgan Hill, CA. Over 10 years ago, she moved to Arizona with her husband, Charles. She has two sons; Chaz (9, a 4th grader at IWE) and Liam (4). In addition to her background in education, she is an accomplished dance instructor and published author.
  • Nikole Disney Assistant Director
    Miss Disney is delighted to serve as the ALA-Ironwood Assistant Director. She joined ALA-San Tan in 2013 and was promoted to Assistant Director two years later. She received her Bachelors’ in K-8 Elementary Education from Montana State University and is completing her Masters’ Degree in K-12 Administration from Northern Arizona University. Nikole comes from a small ranch in Montana and has lived in Arizona for the last 5 years. Coming from the classroom as an award-wining teacher and now as an Assistant Director, Miss Disney looks forward to having her campus reach their fullest potential and continue to motivate others to “Learn, Lead, and Change the World.”

About American Leadership Academy

Our charter schools were designed with a vision to provide the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment. Are you exploring local schools or seeking a charter school K-6 or charter junior high and high school for your child? For the 2016 – 2017 school year, we will have 8 campus locations in the state of Arizona. Our campuses are located in Gilbert, Mesa, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and Anthem South (Florence).


Our Vision: Our Mission:
Learn. Lead. Change the World! To provide the best educational experience to as many students as possible in a moral and wholesome environment.

Our Innovative Curriculum

In grades K-8, the curriculum is structured in the Core Knowledge Sequence, which outlines the knowledge to be taught at each grade level. The curriculum is structured in a coherent, cumulative and content specific way, so students build knowledge in language arts, math, science, history, geography, and fine arts. In grades 9-12, the curriculum builds on the foundation built in the younger grades and is intended to provide students with a rich, traditional high school experience. If you are interested in learning more about the benefits of a charter school K-6 or charter high school for your child, additional information about our charter schools in Gilbert, Mesa, San Tan Valley, Queen Creek and Anthem South, Arizona (AZ) can be found on our website. Please browse our website to read about our leadership program, curriculum, and school culture. We accept new student registrations at our charter schools or you can complete the application on our website.