Principal's Message

Phone: 208-664-8998


Degrees and Certifications:

Eastern Washington University Lamar University

Mrs. Lesley Runyan, Principal

To My Skyway Families,

I am very excited to join the wonderful team at Skyway Elementary School as the principal.  I have been in education in Idaho for the past 26 years.  I started my career in Boise and, for the past 16 years, in our neighboring district of Lakeland.  I am an educator at heart, starting in the primary grades and eventually becoming a Title 1 teacher and instructional coach. My most recent position was the principal of the Lakeland hybrid k-8 school as well as a principal assistant at Twin Lakes Elementary.  I am very excited to access my years of teaching and leadership skills and to focus on one great school community.   I graduated from Eastern Washington University and Lamar University.  My husband and I have two daughters.  Our oldest is a special education teacher.  Teaching is very important in my family.  
My three main focuses for my first year at Skyway Elementary is building relationships with the staff, students and families in our school community.  I hope to learn the names of each child, as they are individuals, and help them develop their path to success.  I will ensure all the daily traditions that families have come to love at Skyway will continue.  I will also celebrate the wonderful achievements that are occurring at Skyway Elementary.  
I look forward to meeting all the  families.  If you have any questions or you would like to say hello, you can reach me by email or contact the office at (208)664-8998 or stop by anytime. We are a team and we will soar together! 

I look forward to a great school year,

Lesley Runyan, Principal