Meet the Principal

Dr. Yeager

Dr. Charles  (Chuck) Yeager
Principal & Lead Learner

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Meet the Principal

Welcome to ICS!  Thank you for visiting our school's webpage.

Our school serves around 400 students in grades 3, 4, and 5. ICS students come from a variety of backgrounds. At ICS we celebrate diversity and realize “ We All Smile in the Same Language.”  All teachers at Irondale Community School are highly qualified and are involved in various professional development learning communities to support their learning and the learning of our students. Our students are able to experience art, music, and physical education. In addition, students visit our extensive media center as well as participate in many other programs. Every staff member at ICS cares about our students!

Our students also experience self-selected activity clubs each month. Businesses and Community Organizations assist our teachers with the clubs. Among the many organizations that help our students are Home Depot, Publix, Winn-Dixie, Ruffner Mountain Nature Park, Southern Museum of Flight, Jefferson County (Irondale) Public Library, North Star Karate, Mad Skillz Dance, Irondale Police Department, Birmingham Museum of Art, First Baptist Church of Trussville, Girls Inc., St. Martin's in the Pines, and Fair Haven Assisted Living. We are so grateful for the wonderful partnerships with these groups! In addition, students have the opportunity to join Science Club, Yearbook Club, Robotics Team, Computer Club,  Chess Club, Sport Clubs, and Pottery Club.

Our expectations are high for both academics and behavior at ICS. Welcome to Irondale Community SchoolToday’s Learners…Tomorrow’s Leaders. 

The job of educating our children is a collaborative effort. Together, we will help our students achieve great things! Please call, email, or come visit me if I can assist you in anyway.


Best regards,

Chuck Yeager

Intentional. Considerate. Successful.


A teacher affects eternity; he can never tell where his influence stops.

                                                                            - Henry Brooks Adams


Irondale Community School; Irondale, AL
Principal 2013-present

Gardendale Elementary School; Gardendale, AL
Assistant Principal 2009-2013

University of Alabama at Birmingham; Birmingham, AL
Adjunct Professor, College of Education-Graduate School, 2009-present

Paine Intermediate School; Trussville, AL
Teacher -Grade 4, 2007-2009

Priceville Elementary School; Decatur, AL
Teacher-Grade 4, 1998-2007
Teacher-Grade 1, 1997-1998

Athens State University; Athens, AL
Adjunct/Partner Professor, College of Education, 2005-2010

U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville, AL
Educational Supervisor/Counselor for the Space Academy for Educators program, Summers 2001- 2004


Samford University - Doctorate of Educational Leadership (Ed. D) , Spring 2016

University of Alabama at Birmingham Educational Specialist (Ed. S), Educational Leadership, Summer 2010 

University of Alabama at Birmingham Masters (M.A.), Ed. Admin., Summer 2005  

University of Alabama at Birmingham Masters (M.A.), Elem. Ed., Summer 2001  

Athens State University Bachelors (B.S.), Elem. Ed., Fall 1997

Intentional. Considerate. Successful.