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Dr. Ira Sullivan

I am delighted to begin my 7th year in the Tuscaloosa County School District. I feel fortunate to have the opportunity to nurture and support a dynamic learning community that works collaboratively to strengthen the academic and social achievement of students and the relationship between home, school, and community.  

This is my fourth year as Principal at Maxwell Elementary School and I consider it an honor each and everyday to serve the students of this great community. 

I obtained two Masters’ degrees, one in Instructional Leadership and the other in Elementary Education and ultimately my Doctorate in Educational Leadership and Management from Capella University. I also hold a Bachelor of Science in Health Science from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.

My wife Ashleigh and I are proud parents of three wonderful girls, Madison Taylor, Kensley Elise, and Zoey Leigh. I love spending time with my family doing any and every thing they wish to do.  

I feel honored to be the principal of Maxwell Elementary School. This is my fourth year at Maxwell and I can honestly say it is truly one of a kind.  We look forward to a productive partnership with you to ensure our children can achieve their highest potential.  We recognize that in order to be successful in school, our children need support from both home and school. We know a strong partnership with you will make a great difference in your child’s education. I invite you to contact me with any questions or concerns anytime @ 205-342-2656 or  We thank you for your support and look forward to meeting you.