Phone: (520) 407-4171


Degrees and Certifications:

Degrees: M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, University of Arizona, 2022 Special Education Mild-Moderate Disabilities Certification for Certified Teachers, Pima Community College, 2021 MEd, Secondary Education, Grand Canyon University, 2018 BS, Criminal Justice Administration, Wayland Baptist University, 2010 AAS, Law Enforcement, Wayland Baptist University, 2010 Certifications: Secondary, 6-12 Certificate, Full Structured English Immersion (SEI), PreK-12 Endorsement, English, History and Mild/Moderate Disabilities Special Education Certificate – Grade K-12

Mr. Neal Fulks

Mr. Neal Fulks, M.Ed. is excited to serve the Ironwood Ridge High School community as a member of the English, Social Studies and Special Education Departments. Mr. Fulks teaches American Government, Economics, English 12, English 9 and Study Skills. Mr. Fulks was previously employed in and retired from the military and law enforcement sectors prior to choosing a career in education. He also serves the Nighthawk Community as the National Honor Society Adviser, a Special Education Advocate, and as the Athletics Manager. 


My office hours are from 8:25 am to 8:55 am on Tuesdays & Thursdays ONLY, unless I have conflicting school meetings or functions. Please request appointments at least 48 hours (about 2 days) in advance via email, at, to mitigate scheduling conflicts. 


When I tried to pinpoint my defining educational moment, I really struggled. Education has been the focal point of my entire life. I have always enjoyed going to school. That persisted throughout my post-secondary studies, my time in the military and in law enforcement training, as well as at Ironwood High School. I took in all the knowledge that each level of education offered. The feeling is still there today. I love every aspect of my job as an educator, but the support I give to parents, teachers, and kids is what makes me the happiest. You can rely on me to put out my best effort on behalf of the Nighthawk community. 


There is no such thing as a “bad” question. We learn by asking questions and by being inspired to explore creatively. Today's students must have the opportunity to actively participate in their academic development and be inspired to use creativity to overcome their academic obstacles. 


My past work experience demonstrates my potential to coach, mentor, and direct both adult and adolescent students. The primary responsibility of most of my past positions was training and instruction. I have completed several Methods of Instruction courses; I was certified as a School Resource Officer authorized to teach Drug Abuse Resistance Education (D.A.R.E.) Elementary and Middle School Curricula. I was an Alaska Police Standards Council (APSC) certified Police instructor who has developed training materials and presentations to train soldiers, civilian support staff, and foreign military members in initial, intermediate, and advanced subjects while serving as a primary instructor, assistant instructor, unit trainer, and Field Training Officer (FTO) for the United States Army Military Police Corps and United States Air Force Security Forces, in field units, and as a member of Mobile Training Teams (MTT).  I continued these duties while serving as an Alaska State Trooper, FTO, oversight Trooper, and Adult Probation Officer II for the State of Alaska.  I developed programs and presentations used to train troopers, municipal police officers, Tribal Police Officers (TPO), Village Police Officers (VPO), Village Public Safety Officers (VPSO), and civilian support staff in all phases of law enforcement training while serving as a primary instructor, assistant instructor, FTO, Training Assistance and Counseling (TAC) Officer, at the Department of Public Safety, Corrections and Health and Social Services Academies, The VPSO Program, the VPO Academy and the Alaska Army National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program. The Arizona Department of Corrections, Rehabilitation & Re-entry also provided me with an opportunity to address the educational needs of the offender population incarcerated in the Arizona State Prison Complex – Tucson, and I spent time in the Amphitheater as a substitute teacher prior to being hired full time. Simply put, I have years of experience as an adjunct faculty training adults and children in small and large groups. 


I am committed to Amphi because of its vision for the 21st century transformation known as The Portrait of a Graduate. This shared vision inspires and re-engages students, educators, and community stakeholders by offering strategic direction for the redesign of the overall educational experience for learners.


Camping is a great way to create family memories, so I enjoy traveling and exploring America with my family in our RV. I also enjoy hiking, swimming, mountain biking and competing in triathlons.


An outline of the subjects in each course of study is provided to every student at the beginning of the course and is available in the Schoology, learning management system; however, you may request a copy of pertinent syllabi via e-mail


Current Ironwood Ridge High School (IRHS) (National Honor Society (NHS) Members: Our communication tools include e-mail, Schoology, the GroupME application and Instagram. Please contact Mr. Fulks for assistance. 

Prospective NHS Candidates: IRHS Juniors and Seniors who meet the invitation eligibility requirements (unweighted cumulative GPA of 3.5 or weighted cumulative GPA of 3.8) will receive an invitation (candidacy letter) to apply to the IRHS Chapter of the NHS during the month of August during the schoolyear. Afterwards, applications are submitted electronically by the candidates, and details on how to apply will be in their letter. Late applications will not be accepted.  

Once the application is received along with faculty recommendations, all the information is submitted for selection to the IRHS NHS Faculty Council. If the student satisfies all the admission criteria, they will be inducted during the month of November of the school year and must maintain eligibility.   

If you have further questions and/or require additional information, please contact me via e-mail

Update on August 24, 2022:

Dear Nighthawk,
Hello. I apologize that there has been a technical issue with the NHS application QR Code and URL link that you initially received in your invitation today. Those errors have been corrected. The corrected URL link and QR Code can be found in the attached invitation and appear here. 

QR Code for NHS Application