Principal Dr. Olga Rios
Welcome to a new school year Lindstrom Lions!
I am honored to begin my fifth year as your principal for the 2023-2024 school year. Esther Lindstrom Elementary is a wonderful place to grow and learn. I am eager to continue to work alongside teachers, support staff, and families in the pursuit of academic excellence and the social-emotional well-being of our students. I am also excited to continue the rich traditions of Lindstrom.
One of those traditions is academic achievement. Preparing our students with 21st Century Skills is paramount. We want all of our students to be on a path to college or a career upon graduation. At Lindstrom, we offer a coherent and rigorous academic program. We believe in all of our students and in their potential to succeed. The highly qualified and experienced staff on our campus is committed to providing the best instructional program possible. We value teachers and trust in their ability to be the best professionals they can be.
Two other traditions are celebrating diversity and seeking to create a culture of learners who prioritize social and emotional well-being. We do this through our PBIS and Second Step program. These programs foster a positive school climate. The four components of the Second Step program are Growth Mindset, Emotion Regulation, Empathy/Kindness, and Problem Solving. The positive school culture is also reflected in our motto for our Lindy Lions: ROAR- We Are Respectful, We Only Do Our best, We Are Always Safe and We Are Responsible.
Lastly, we have a tradition of dynamic parent involvement. We value our families. We believe families to be partners in our student's education. We welcome and encourage their participation at all levels, including PTA, School Site Council, ELAC, and classroom volunteers. We invite families to attend the many events that happen throughout the school year.
As your principal, creating a positive school culture, ensuring engaging teaching in every classroom, and ensuring all students learn at high levels are my top priorities. I look forward to working collaboratively with our entire Lindstrom community to make this another amazing school year for everyone.
Proud to be part of the pride!
Dr. Olga Rios