Meet Our Principal

Hello!  My name is Erica Irby and I am the proud principal of Copper Ridge Elementary School!   I had the pleasure of opening Copper Ridge in July of 2016.  Prior to starting my principalship, I began my teaching career in Phoenix, Arizona in 2005 where I taught both first and third grade.  I joined the Vail community in 2008 as a third grade teacher at Mesquite Elementary.  After several years teaching elementary students, I transitioned to the Student Achievement Teacher at Vail Academy and High School. In the spring of 2012,  I joined the staff at Sycamore Elementary as the Assistant Principal.  It is now my honor to serve with the many talented teachers and staff at our great school, Copper Ridge.

The staff at Copper Ridge Elementary is pleased to welcome you.  It is our goal to work together with families to create a positive school culture.  If you have questions about our school, please do not hesitate to contact me via phone (520-879-3704) or e-mail (