Brightest and Best
Beth Olmstead

Beth Olmstead

BA in Education (1994)
M. Ed. In Educational Administration

Elementary School Principal at Lincoln Elementary

Snow Skiing, Kayaking, Backpacking and Camping.

Latest Accomplishment:
I am in the process of trying to ski every run on Bald Mountain in Sun Valley.

Why I Do What I Do:
I work with students, their parents and teachers every day to help all achieve their highest potential. It is rewarding to be able to make a small difference in the lives of our students and to help teachers continue to grow in their profession.

Words of Wisdom:
We can only control what happens in our building-- our school. We can give our students our positive attitude and support and let them know that when they are in our school, they are safe and accepted and loved.

ISU Recollection:
I recall having to drive to and from Pocatello from Twin Falls three days a week. We had a car pool and those students have become life-long friends. We weathered snow storms, prepping for tests, trying to understand why we had to memorize the list of Caldecott winners which is the the most distinguished picture book for children. We would joke and laugh and I don't believe I would have made it through getting my bachelor's degree without this support group.

ISU Experience:
My experience with ISU was a positive one. I was part of the first cohort group that went through the Educational Administration program in Twin Falls. The professors worked with us and around our schedules. They were very supportive and I feel I grew as an educator and leader.



921 South 8th Avenue
Pocatello, Idaho, 83209