Welcome to Emerson Elementary

My name is Jon Fitzpatrick, and I am proud to serve as the principal of Emerson Elementary School. It is truly a privilege to be part of a community where families, teachers, and students care for each other and strive to build positive relationships while supporting academic and social growth.

This is my 15th year in the Indianola Community School District. I have worked with students ranging in age from Kindergarten through High School in a variety of roles including elementary classroom teacher, assistant activities director and elementary principal.

On a personal note, my wife, Christina, and I have lived in Indianola for over 15 years. Christina is a math support teacher at Indianola Middle School. We have three kids, Owen (12), will be a 7th grader at Indianola Middle School, Lucas (9), will be a 4th grader at Emerson and Lauren (5), will be in Kindergarten at Emerson. We love Indianola and all this community offers. We are proud to be part of the Indianola Community School District, one with proud traditions and unlimited possibilities by providing rich learning experiences for all students.

At Emerson, you will find a family oriented community of educators who are built on the foundations of collaborative teams working together toward one common goal– student learning. The staff at Emerson passionately dedicate themselves to the success of all our students. Emerson is a building that continues to work hard to ensure that every student feels valued and has a proud sense of belonging. Relationships are important at Emerson and you will quickly see the commitment to ensuring every child has not only a valuable, but memorable, experience when they enter the doors to Emerson Elementary.

As we prepare for a new year in your child’s educational journey, I am reminded that the beginning of the school year is a very special time and I am looking forward to our partnership with you as we work together to help your child learn and grow. Whether you’re just joining our Emerson family or are returning, our entire staff is excited to welcome all of our families and students back to what will be the best year yet!

In closing, I invite you to please feel free to visit our school. We would love to share the collective teaching and learning happening at Emerson Elementary on a daily basis. If you have any questions I can be contacted at 515-961-9550.



Jon Fitzpatrick

K-5 Principal

Emerson Elementary School