Welcome to Alta Vista Elementary! My name is Lindsey Helton, and I proudly serve Alta Vista Elementary as the Principal. While this is my first full year as prinicpal, it's my 6th year as an administrator for Alta Vista Elementary and my 13th year in education, all for Waco ISD. I am wonderfully supported by my husband, Matt, and two beautiful children, Joshua, who is a first grader at Alta Vista, and Olivia.
One of my favorite quotes is from Nelson Mandela: Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.
My goal as an educator is to make a difference in the world. Education is something that no one can steal away from you. I want students from Waco to grow up and make this city, this state, this country, and this planet a better place. We accomplish this goal through education. I am always reading, learning, and growing so I can become the best school leader possible. In turn, we educate students to become critical thinkers, problem solvers, and most importantly, to lead through heart. We, the staff of Alta Vista, are world changers because we are laying the ground work, planting a mustard seed, to empower students to accomplish amazing things. Our students are world changers because each small action has a ripple effect, and we know their futures are bright. We are world changers.