Meet the Associate Principal - Vanessa Scafede

  • Vanessa ScafedeGreetings Ironwood Community! I am the new associate principal at Ironwood Elementary.  

    I am thrilled to be an Ironwood Coyote and look forward to building relationships with our families, students, and staff that make this school such a special place. I truly believe in the mission at Ironwood that every student should feel safe, loved, and engaged in their learning. 

    As a graduate of MUSD, and a parent of a MUSD student, I have a lot of pride in the schools in our district. I started my career in education in 2007 as a teacher at Picture Rocks Intermediate. I had the opportunity to be a teacher, library-media specialist, and associate principal at Picture Rocks.  

    As the associate principal, one of my primary jobs is to support our students and staff with our positive behavior support (PBIS) model. We teach our students to follow the HOWL Code at Ironwood. HOWL stands for:

    • Have Respect & Be Kind
    • Obey the First Time
    • Work it Out Peacefully
    • Live and Act Responsibly 

    Students learn these expectations throughout the campus and our staff continuously reinforces these character building skills to create an effective learning environment.  

    I am excited about working together with Mr. Johnson, our faculty, and families to provide our students with the best elementary education we can give them.  

    Vanessa Scafede - email 
    Associate Principal, Operations/Athletics and Discipline/Attendance
    Ironwood Elementary School
    Phone: (520) 579-5150

    As Associate Principal, Vanessa Scafede oversees Operations/Athletics and Discipline/Attendance.