Degrees and Certifications:
Chris Birgen, Principal
Chris Birgen has been principal at Islands Elementary since 2011. Before taking over at Islands Elementary, Mr. Birgen was the Assistant Principal at South Valley Junior High and Dean of Students at South Valley Junior High. Mr. Birgen was a 7th–8th Special Education teacher in Greenfield Junior High before becoming an Administrator.
Islands Elementary is a school where the staff loves the students, believes in them, inspires a love of learning, and challenges them to grow. Islands Elementary is a school with fun traditions, but also innovative teaching and learning. The staff is dedicated to providing the best education possible for the "whole" child. Islands Elementary is very proud to be a Title I targeted schools which allows us to provide extra support in the areas of math and reading along with providing social worker support for our students and parents. We were also recognized as an AEF A+ School of Excellence™ in 2017.
Islands Elementary Announcements
Summer Camps (Pre K-8) are being offered at all 5 GPS high schools including Building Blocks Kindercamp, VIK, and The Zone. All programs will be following strict guidelines and proactive measures to ensure health and safety. More details on programs offered, registration, and safety measures can be found at www.gilbertschools.net/summercamps..
Elementary School Day Start & End Times
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:10am–2:55pm
Wednesday Early Release: 8:10am–1:55pm
Half Days: 8:10am–11:55am