Las Vegas (Jan. 11, 2019) – Legacy Traditional Schools, a network of public, tuition-free charter schools in Nevada and Arizona, announced today an educator with more than two decades of teaching and administration experience has been selected as principal to lead Legacy Traditional School – Southwest Las Vegas opening this fall.
Victoria Welling, a veteran mathematics teacher and current assistant principal at the Legacy Traditional School – North Valley, will lead the new kindergarten through eighth grade school in the growing southwest area of Las Vegas.
“Ms. Welling has an impressive teaching and school administration background that will ensure she is successful in leading our new campus,” said Candyce Farthing, superintendent of Legacy Traditional Schools in Nevada. “She is a caring educator that will provide guidance to the students, and leadership to the faculty. Her years as an assistant principal has provided her with the experience needed to prepare a new staff for the opening of our new school.”
Welling has a nearly 20-year career at Clark County School District as an elementary and middle school math teacher, department chair and dean of students. She was an assistant principal at several middle and high schools in Las Vegas prior to joining Legacy Traditional Schools as an assistant principal.
She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Arizona in business administration and Western State College in speech communication and theatre. She also holds a master’s degree from Lesley University in technology in education and a master’s degree from the University of Phoenix in education/administration and supervision.
“I am excited for this opportunity to lead Legacy Traditional School’s new campus in Las Vegas,” said Welling. “I have seen first-hand, as an assistant principal, the dedicated men and women providing a tremendous learning environment at Legacy Traditional Schools. I am honored to be named principal and continue the tradition of graduating educated, well-rounded students and fine citizens.”
Legacy Traditional School – Southwest Las Vegas campus will open in the fall to serve up to 1,400 students in a 95,000-square-foot facility. Among its features is a state-of-the-art culinary kitchen where lunch is made fresh daily, indoor artificial turf field, regulation-size basketball court and piano classroom.
As the third location in the Las Vegas Valley, the Southwest campus joins Legacy Traditional School – North Valley in North Las Vegas and Legacy Traditional School – Cadence in Henderson. Both campuses combined welcomed more than 2,500 students for the fall 2018-2019 school year.
For more information, please visit legacyvegas.org.