Welcome to Mount Ayr Community Elementary School!
My name is Chris Elwood and this is my 9th year as the elementary principal in Mount Ayr. Prior to becoming an elementary principal, I was an elementary teacher for 14 years and a middle school teacher for 3 years. I've coached numerous sports throughout my career and am currently the Co-Head Baseball Coach at Mount Ayr.
My family consists of my wife Callie, our son Dalton (freshman at Iowa), and our daughter Karly (9th grade). Dalton and Karly participate in several activities that keep us on the go. Callie and I both graduated from Iowa State University and enjoy attending Iowa State football and basketball games. A few more of my favorites are traveling, eating out, and watching sports.
We have an outstanding facility and staff at Mount Ayr Community Elementary School. On the most current State Report Card, our building was identified as a "High-Performing" school. Only the top 14% of elementary schools in Iowa get a "High-Performing" or "Exceptional" rating. This rating was earned through the hard work and determination of students and staff.
Please don't hesitate to reach out to me if you have any questions, concerns, or positives to share with me. Go Raiders!