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Hello Ironwood Community!  I joined the Ironwood family as the health aide at the end of the school year in 2019. I am originally from Valley Center, California and moved to Tucson in 2016. Before moving, I was a preschool teacher until I decided to become a stay at home mom. I was very nervous to get back into the workplace. However, I felt right at home being at Ironwood. Being around the amazing staff and students has truly been a life changing experience.

My new responsibilities will be to continue to work closely with our Attendance Clerk and new Health Aide in the front office. In the front office, we meet and greet parents, visitors and volunteers to our campus daily and one of our goals is to provide a warm welcome to all who walk through the door. We hope that when you visit, you feel welcome and if you have questions, get them answered in a warm respectable manner. I will also be the backup health aide to help keep our students safe!

Additionally, I assist with scheduling meetings and appointments for Mr. Johnson, Principal, and Ms. Yorke, Assistant Principal. If you have a concern regarding your child, please address it with your child's teacher prior to requesting a meeting with Administration. Of course, if parents or members of the community have a topic or concern that needs to be discussed, I would be happy to schedule an appointment for you.

Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have and I will be more than happy to help!

I believe in Ironwood and I know you will too!

Marie Velazquez

Marie Velazquez


PHONE: (520) 579-5152