Legacy Traditional School – Casa Grande’s Principal Mia Vega recently attended the annual National Charter School Conference in Washington, D.C. with district leaders and other administrators from Legacy campuses across the state. Keynote speakers included Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, Steve Perry of Capital Preparatory Schools and Netflix co-founder/CEO and charter school founder Reed Hastings, who delivered insights into what the new administration’s policies may hold, encouraged school leaders and teachers to challenge inequities and injustice in learning and offered predictions about how innovation and advancements in technology will impact and shape future learning.

“Regardless of your politics, listening to Betsy DeVos was inspiring, and I felt I was witnessing history unfold before me,” Vega said. “These are exciting times in our profession.”

In addition to myriad break-out sessions centering on best practices from the classroom to the boardroom, funding school facilities and expanding charter networks to other states, attendees from across the country also met with their congressional representatives. Principal Vega and the Legacy delegation met with Rep. Andy Biggs (R-AZ 5th District) to discuss his recent legislation, and received a tour of the Capitol from Rep. Biggs and his staff.

“The energy was incredible throughout the conference, and being able to share in this experience with Legacy Administrators and CFE was an honor,” Vega said. “The trip was amazing…we got to sit in the seats on the floor of Congress!”

PHOTO: Principal Mia Vega (5th from the right) with Legacy delegation at U.S. Capitol building.