Ms. Lindsey Walton

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970-488-6903
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Principal's office
About Me
About Me: 

I am enjoying my 9th year as principal of Irish Elementary, but it is not my first time being here.  Many years ago, I was a student at Irish!  I grew up in PSD schools, attending Bauder, Irish, Lincoln and graduating from Poudre High school.  I was a music teacher for 10 years, moving on to get my master's degree in leadership and becoming an instructional coach, a professional development facilitator, and an assistant principal before coming to Irish.  All my career I have worked in bilingual schools, learning Spanish from my mother who was also a teacher, as well as language immersion experience in Morelia, Mexico.

Educational Background: 

I have a bachelor's degree with an endorsement in ESL from the University of Colorado at Boulder, and a master's degree in Administration Leadership and Policy from CU Denver.

What do you like best about teaching?: 

I love to watch kids sing, play, and try new things...language learning is facintating for little ones!

Favorite Books: 

For adults, I love Stienbeck's East of Eden and Rand's The Fountainhead.  Now since my girls are in secondary schools, we love to read young adult novels together--The Fault In Our Stars, The Hunger Games Trilogy, and the Maximum Ride series, thanks to some inspirational teachers at Irish!
 

Hobbies & Interests include...: 

I have two daughters, one about to graduate and one in her junior year at CU.  Together, we enjoy skiing, travelling, camping and paddleboarding.  I like to run, play my guitar, and cook.  Life is good!
 

What I like about my school...: 

I love how all our students, staff and parents are passionate about diversity, culture, and equality.  High quality education for ALL students is the civil rights issue of our time, and I feel honored to work in such a community that respects and values that cause as much as I do.  We have the best school in the universe. 

Favorite Quote: 

"Quien sabe dos lenguas vale por dos."

-Anonymous

"Who ever knows two languages has the value of two people."