Las Vegas – Legacy Traditional Schools, a network of public, tuition-free charter schools in Nevada and Arizona, announced Candyce Farthing as superintendent of Legacy Traditional Schools in Nevada. Farthing brings over 16 years of K-12 education experience, specifically with charter schools, to her new position where she will lead educational growth and direction for three Legacy K-8 campuses in Nevada: North Las Vegas, Cadence, and the recently announced third campus to be built at Rainbow Boulevard and Wigwam Avenue in Las Vegas, enrolling for the 2019-2020 school year.
“Ms. Farthing has an excellent reputation demonstrating commitment, competence and enthusiasm for positively impacting the education of students in Southern Nevada. We believe she will provide the dynamic leadership we need to guide our schools in Nevada into a bright future,” said Bill Bressler, chief academic officer at Legacy Traditional Schools.
Farthing is the former chief operating officer (COO) of Coral Academy of Science Las Vegas, a K-12 charter school in Nevada. She held the role of chief academic officer for a year before leading strategy for enrollment, campus growth, and supervision of principals and academic leaders as COO. Farthing was formerly the executive director at Oregon Connections Academy and held roles at Duniway Middle School and C.S. Lewis Academy in Oregon, for 13 years, before moving to Las Vegas in 2015.
She holds a bachelor’s and master’s degree from George Fox University. She also completed an administrator license program at George Fox University and has a reading specialist endorsement from Portland State University.
“It’s a tremendous honor to lead Legacy’s growth in our state,” said Farthing. “Legacy Traditional Schools has a long-standing reputation as a leader in developing well-rounded students. I’m looking forward to building on that reputation and furthering the mission to build lifelong learners and good citizens here in Nevada.”
Legacy Traditional School – North Valley, in North Las Vegas, was the first campus for Legacy Traditional Schools in Nevada. The school welcomed 1,200 students for its 2017-2018 school year. In addition to the North Las Vegas campus, Legacy Traditional Schools will open its Cadence campus located in the Cadence masterplan community in Henderson next month. Plans for a third campus in Southwest Las Vegas at Rainbow Boulevard and Wigwam Avenue were approved in January. The new campus will open in fall of 2019; enrollment will begin this fall.
For more information on Legacy Traditional Schools, visit www.legacytraditional.org.
About Legacy Traditional Schools (LTS)
Legacy Traditional Schools believes there is no limit to what a student can achieve with a great education. Our non-profit network of tuition-free, A-rated public schools was founded on this principle, and it underlies our mission to build lifelong learners and good citizens. Every Legacy Traditional School features a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes all areas of academic study, including the arts, physical education and extensive athletics and extracurricular activities. In 2018-2019, we will serve over 19,000 students across 16 campuses in Arizona (Greater Phoenix, northwest Tucson, Maricopa and Casa Grande) and Nevada (North Las Vegas and Henderson). Learn more at www.legacytraditional.org.
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