Arizona Charter Schools Association Board Names Legacy Traditional Schools’ Founder to Board of Directors

CHANDLER, AZ, August 26, 2019 – The Arizona Charter Schools Association, a nonprofit organization that advocates and strengthens the autonomy, equity, and quality of Arizona’s diverse public charter schools, announced today the appointment of Aaron Hale to its Board of Directors.

Aaron Hale is the co-founder of Legacy Traditional Schools, a network of tuition-free, A-rated

K-8 schools serving more than 21,000 students across 18 schools in Arizona and Nevada.

“Mr. Hale’s experience leading Legacy Traditional Schools, his deep knowledge of public education and charter schools, as well as his positive standing in Arizona’s growing charter school sector, will impact the future of more than 550 Arizona public charter schools and close to 200,000 charter school students,” said Jake Logan, president & CEO of the Arizona Charter Schools Association.

Logan added, “As a board member, Mr. Hale will continue to work toward the growth, high-performance standards and financial sustainability of Arizona charter schools in order to expand the educational choices of Arizona families.”

Prior to co-founding Legacy Traditional Schools in 2007, Mr. Hale spent several years working for a Fortune 100 firm in a variety of information systems and process improvement roles. In addition, Mr. Hale owned and operated an IT and business consulting company. Mr. Hale received his B.A. in Accounting and Information Systems, and his M.B.A, M.I.M from Arizona State University.

“It is an incredible honor to help advance the growth and influence of charter schools in our state,” said Mr. Hale. “With the Association’s championship, we continue to showcase the academic successes of Arizona charter school students. As a passionate education champion myself, I am looking forward to supporting the Association, its mission and its members.”

Mr. Hale joins Arizona Charters Schools Association Board of Directors Chairman Glenn Hamer, President & CEO of the Arizona Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Vice Chairperson DeAnna Rowe, Executive Director of BASIS Charter Schools, Inc.’ President and CEO Jake Logan of the Arizona Charter Schools Association; Directors Erik Twist, Arizona President of Great Hearts Academies; Susan Chan, District Administrator of Kingman Academy of Learning; Dr. William Coats, Chief Executive Officer of The Leona Group; Heidi Mitchell, Chief Executive Officer of Reid Traditional Schools, Valley Academy; Charlene Mendoza, Principal of Arizona College Preparatory; and John R. Snider, Jr., Managing Director of RBC Capital Markets.

About Legacy Traditional Schools

Legacy Traditional Schools (LTS) believes there is no limit to what a student can achieve with a great education and a strong character. Our nonprofit network of tuition-free, A-ranked K-8 schools was founded on this principle, and it underpins our mission to build lifelong learners and engaged citizens. Every Legacy Traditional School features a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes all areas of academic study, including the arts, physical education, extensive athletics, and extracurricular activities. In 2018, 11 out of 12 Legacy Traditional Schools received an A rating from the Arizona Department of Education. In 2019-2020, Legacy will educate more than 21,000 students across 18 campuses in Nevada and Arizona — Avondale, Casa Grande, Cadence (NV), Chandler, East Mesa, Gilbert, Glendale, Goodyear, Laveen, Maricopa, North Chandler, North Valley (NV), Northwest Tucson, Peoria, Phoenix, Queen Creek, SW Las Vegas (NV)and Surprise.

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