New Executive Director Hired

New Legacy’s Board of Directors is excited to share that Steven Bartholomew has been hired to serve as the school’s next Executive Director beginning in the 2018-19 academic year.

Steven Bartholomew joins New Legacy after 23 successful years in education.  Steven started his journey in education as a speech and debate coach in Rapid City, SD – taking students to nationals each year.  After moving to Rhode Island, Steven served as an advisor/teacher for four years at The Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (part of Big Picture Learning), then as principal for eleven years.  He found a passion for teaching teachers, then mentoring new principals. “The Met” is recognized as one of the 13 most innovative schools in the world by Tech Insider.

Steven wants to bring his experience in personalized learning to New Legacy.  Steven is a winner of the Ted Sizer Award for Innovative Leadership, recipient of the Presidential Scholar Distinguished Teacher Award, and has facilitated many workshops around the country on personalized, interest-based education.  Steven holds a double major in Communication Studies and Psychology from South Dakota State University, and has an M.A. in Educational Leadership from Northeastern University in Boston.

SAVE THE DATE: Spring Fundraising Breakfast
Thursday, April 18, 2019, 7:30 – 9:00am

New Legacy Charter School | 2091 North Dayton Street, Aurora, CO 80010
Tel. 303.340.7880 |

–Enjoy a gallery walk with student work and meet New Legacy team members.
–Hear from several of our upcoming graduates.
–Make a two-generational impact through your financial support.

Donate: If you cannot attend the breakfast, but would like to make a donation and support New Legacy’s two-generational program, click here.

It’s Official: New Legacy Charter School Day

“Therefore, I, John W. Hickenlooper, Governor of the entire State of Colorado, do herby proclaim forever after, September 21,2015, as New Charter School Day.”

Thank you Lieutenant Governor Joe Garcia for such inspirational remarks and the interactive proclamation reading!

On September 21st, New Legacy hosted our ribbon cutting ceremony.   Together with our partenrs – Urban Land Conservancy (ULC) – we welcomed students and their children, staff, volunteers, community members, and funders to celebration the successful opening of our public charter school.  The ceremony included student performances of their hopes and dreams poems and a parade from the early learnng center children.

“We believe teen parents are resilient and motivated to create positive legacies for their children; we are grateful for the opportunity to empower these students with an educational program that will prepare them and their children for success in the future,” said Jennifer Douglas, Executive Director of New Legacy.

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