LEGACY TRADITIONAL SCHOOL PRINCIPAL MIA VEGA ATTENDS NATIONAL CHARTER SCHOOL CONFERENCE

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 … Read More…

CATCHING UP WITH JEFF LAVENDER

Veteran Casa Grande principal discusses school successes and building a culture of achievement LIVING: Tell us a little about your background in education. Jeff Lavender: I became the principal at Ironwood Elementary School in 1996 after being a classroom teacher for five years in the Balsz School District in East Phoenix. After my first year as … Read More…

A VISIT TO ‘THE LOUNGE’

by Matthew Lemberg, Executive Director, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley I was hired by the Boys & Girls Clubs of the Casa Grande Valley in 2003 to be the Teen/Athletic Director. And while our organization has had some success with our athletic programs during this time period – primarily with our soccer … Read More…