Ironwood's Administrative Team
Principal Russell Dunham
I am the Principal here at Ironwood High School. I was the Assistant Principal in charge of Academics here at Ironwood since 2011. I was born and raised in Tucson, Arizona. I graduated from the University of Arizona (Bear Down) with a degree in Secondary Education/History. I always wanted to teach and coach. Before coming to Ironwood in 2011, I taught History, coached soccer, and was a Student Advisor at Centennial High School. I am very glad to be here at Ironwood and feel extremely fortunate to be working with our incredible students, parents, and staff. #IJBH
Academics - Reginna Lewis
I am the Assistant Principal in charge of Academics here at Ironwood High School. I am also the administrator for the Sophomore class. I was born and raised here in the valley for most of my life. I have had the pleasure of living in Italy and throughout the US while in the Air Force before retiring from the AF Reserves in 2014. I attended Arizona State University and received my Bachelor in Elementary Education and my Master of Education in Educational Leadership at Grand Canyon University. I have enjoyed the opportunity to work in the field of education for sixteen years. During my tenure as an educator, I have been committed to providing a quality education to students in addition to mentoring them through clubs and athletics. I was a district instructional coach at Peoria High School prior to joining the Eagle family. I look forward to serving this great community and am excited for this upcoming year. Go Eagles!
Activities - Susan Schmit
I am the Assistant Principal in charge of Activities here at Ironwood High School. I am also the administrator for the Freshman class. I knew at a very young age that I wanted to be a teacher. A native of Arizona, I grew up in the Glendale/Peoria area and graduated from Peoria High School. I received my Bachelors in Secondary Education/Social Studies from NAU and my Masters in Educational Leadership from ASU. I taught American Government and Student Government for 21 years right here at Ironwood High School. About 20 years into my teaching career, I decided that Administration would be a great direction for me. I was an Assistant Principal at Liberty High School for 6 years before returning to Ironwood in 2014. I absolutely love Ironwood! It is an amazing place to be because of our phenomenal students, our exceptional staff, and our supportive community. Ironwood is “home” to me.
Athletics - Michael Burrola
I am the Assistant Principal and Athletic Director here at Ironwood High School. I am also the administrator for the Junior and Senior classes. I graduated from Arizona State University and received my Master’s Degree from Grand Canyon University. I have taught and/or coached in the PUSD at Coyote Hills Elementary, Centennial, and Sunrise Mountain High Schools prior to becoming an administrator at Ironwood. My motivation for becoming an Assistant Principal/Athletic Director stems from two of my passions, Education and Athletics. This opportunity allows for these two great worlds to collide and for me to follow the path of my mentors to whom I owe so much. Most importantly, it affords me the opportunity to humbly pay forward that which I have learned from my mentors. I am very grateful and proud to be part of this great Ironwood family and community. Go Eagles!