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PCSD 25 Announces Selection of Principals for Syringa and Tendoy Elementary Schools

PCSD 25 Announces Selection of Principals for Syringa and Tendoy Elementary Schools

We are pleased to announce the selection of Cynthia Lund as the Principal of Syringa Elementary School and Krystel Lockyer as the Principal of Tendoy Elementary School. Please join us in extending our congratulations and best wishes as they serve in these new roles.

Cynthia Lund, a Pocatello native, graduated from Highland High School in 2004, and continued her education at Idaho State University. She received her Associate’s Degree in Culinary Arts in 2010, a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education in 2012, and her Master’s Degree in Educational Administration in 2022. Soon after graduating with her Bachelor’s Degree, Lund accepted a position at Chubbuck Elementary School, teaching fourth grade.

“Teaching at Chubbuck was exciting for me as I had not only been a student at Chubbuck Elementary, but I was also given one of my former classrooms in which to teach,” Lund said.

After 10 years in fourth grade, Lund moved into Title I Intervention where she enjoyed working with kids of all ages. During her time in the district, Lund has worked on the English Language Arts Unit Development Team, she served as CAMP facilitator for several years, and taught courses at Idaho State University in the teacher education program.

Krystel Lockyer and her husband, Zach, moved to Pocatello in 2009 and shortly thereafter began working for School District 25. She earned an undergraduate degree from the University of Idaho and pursued a Master of Educational Leadership at Idaho State University. Throughout her time in Pocatello, she has taught at Greenacres Elementary and middle school English Language Arts.

For the past eight years, Lockyer has served as an assistant principal and athletic director at Alameda Middle School. Her time at AMS is filled with fond memories of creating an environment where staff want to work and children want to learn and grow. She is excited for a new opportunity to serve the Tendoy community.

“I'm looking forward to leading with love, collaboration and commitment to a positive school culture and academic growth,” Lockyer said.

“As impactful and inspiring leaders, our school district has been greatly enriched by the contributions of Cynthia Lund and Krystel Lockyer,” said PCSD 25 Superintendent, Dr. Douglas Howell.  “Both of these individuals are highly effective in building relationships and aligning their educational practices with PCSD 25’s mission, vision, and beliefs to Think More, Learn More, and Be MORE Together.”

Lund will replace Rebecca Bullock, who is retiring after serving PCSD 25 for 28 years. Lockyer will replace Janice Nelson, who is retiring after serving PCSD 25 for 16 years. We appreciate your dedicated service and wish you both well in your retirement.

These administrative changes will go into effect on July 1, 2024.