Principal's Message

Dear Parents and Community Members,

 I am so excited to be going into my third year at Chaparral.  Chaparral is a Title 1 K-6 elementary school located in Phoenix, Arizona.   We have an extraordinary staff, the best students and are surrounded by an amazing community.  I truly believe Chaparral is a hidden gem and a great place to be. 

We love when our parents and community members stay connected and engaged with our school.  We know and understand that everyone is busy.  To assist with this, we have set up multiple ways for everyone to hear all of the awesome things going on at Chaparral.  As a public school we want everyone to be afforded the opportunity to have an impact on our school.  Our parent site council meetings, for those of you that are free right after school, are held the third Thursday of every month at 3:45 pm in our Library.   Another way to get involved with our school is to participate in our PTA.  The Chaparral PTA does a fabulous job supporting our teachers and especially the students.  The next Chaparral PTA meeting is October 20th, at 6:00 p.m. in the library.  Please like the Chaparral Elementary PTA Facebook page to receive the latest news and find out other ways to get involved.  Lastly, we have Chat with the Principal the third Friday of every month at 8:30 am in the cafeteria.  You do not have to participate in every meeting...choose your own adventure based on your schedule.  

At Chaparral Elementary we teach all students how to Be Respectful, Be Responsible and Be Safe.  Teachers, support staff and administration implemented Positive Behavior Intervention and Support (PBIS) as our school-wide approach to teaching students appropriate behaviors this school year.  Our philosophy about school-wide expectations for student behavior is to teach appropriate behavior just as explicitly as we teach academic subjects.  We teach students what it looks like and sounds like to act safely, respectfully and responsibly in different areas of the school and different times of the day.  All students follow the same set of rules and expectations throughout the school.  Teachers and support staff teach students with positive statements that reinforce appropriate behavior and, when students follow the rules and expectations, they are recognized.  When students do not follow the rules, there are planned consequences to get them back on track.  Chaparral students and staff will continue to follow a strict "No Bullying" policy, which creates a physically and emotionally safe learning environment for all students.

If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 602-896-5300 or email me at

I am honored to serve as Chaparral's principal.

Rich Morris

"We run as a pack!"

Chaparral's Vision:

Inspiring lifelong learning through an engaging and challenging environment.