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Lindstrom has a New Principal

Dr. Olga Rios is excited to be named principal of Lindstrom Elementary. In
her role as principal, Olga plans to create a relationship-based culture with
parents as partners. Her primary focus will be to promote a positive school
climate so that students, staff, and parents feel welcomed and ready to do
their very best everyday!
Previously, Olga worked as a teacher and assistant principal in our district.
She worked with all grade levels developing her skills in managing discipline,
best instructional practices, and effective leadership. She began her career at
Craig Williams Elementary as a second grade teacher. Three years later, she
transitioned to Bellflower High School, where she spent thirteen years
teaching 7th grade English and World History. After, she served as the AP for
Thomas Jefferson Elementary for a year and a half before returning to BHS.
While at BHS, she spent one year overseeing middle school instruction and
curriculum, and served as summer school principal. This past year, she
oversaw middle school discipline, attendance, and testing.
In addition, Olga has a distinguished background. She holds a Bachelor’s
Degree from California State University Long Beach, a Masters’ Degree from
Harvard University, and a Doctorate Degree from USC’s Educational
Leadership Program. She believes in the power of education to transform a
student’s life for the better because education changed her life. She entered
school as an English learner and had to overcome many challenges. Her story
is a story of success. Olga is committed to the achievement of all students
and is eager to make a difference as a Lindy Lion!
In her free time, Olga enjoys reading, watching her son play baseball and
supporting her daughter’s college experience.