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Mr. Elwood

Welcome to Mount Ayr Community Elementary School!
My name is Chris Elwood and this is my 10th 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 also coached numerous sports throughout my educational career.
My family consists of my wife Callie, our son Dalton (sophomore at Iowa), and our daughter Karly (10th 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 favorite things are traveling, eating out, and watching sports.
We have an outstanding facility and staff at Mount Ayr Community Elementary School. On the most current Iowa School Performance Profile, our building was identified as a "High-Performing" school.  Only the top 13% of elementary schools in Iowa get a "High-Performing" or "Exceptional" rating. We've received this rating for the last four years. 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!