About Us

Sharman Ensminger

School Office Hours

(Monday - Friday)
7:30am - 4:00pm

Student Attendance Hours

(Mon, Tues, Thurs, Fri)
8:15am - 2:55pm
8:15am - 1:40pm

Free Breakfast to Students
(School Days)
7:45am - 8:15am

It is a privilege to welcome you to our Independence Elementary School (IES) community. As principal of this beautiful campus, steeped in rich tradition and history, I am committed to ensuring IES is an exceptional place to learn and grow. As your neighborhood school, we have served generations of families for over 90 years, and know our relationship with the community is vital to our success.

We are committed to ensuring that children have a safe learning environment, and we encourage you to help support us in these efforts. To ensure the IES campus is a great place to learn and grow, we demonstrate our three school rules of respect, safety, and responsibility through the following H.E.A.R.T. skills:
  • HOPE
Our staff is dedicated to serving children and families, and we take pride in doing so. Our teachers are committed to professional practice, and work hard to provide rigorous, comprehensive standards-based instruction. We are proud to offer robust music, physical education, and library instruction to our regular school day. Additionally, our students and staff participate in our IES tradition called "Team Time" every morning - where we demonstrate our teamwork through 15-20 minutes of exercise and dance, and additionally demonstrate our collective H.E.A.R.T. skills.

Please drop in often, sign in at the office and pick up a visitor sticker, and be part of our exciting work. Your partnership is key to the success of our elementary program. Thank you for the opportunity to serve you and your children. It's a privilege to be your elementary principal. Thank you for teaming up with us for this outstanding school year.

Respectfully yours,
Sharman Ensminger-Stapp

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