Dr. Rebecca Good, Superintendent
Dear Legacy Families,
Here we are beginning our fifth year and so much has happened during the
years leading up to now. We started out in three church locations in Mesquite,
Dallas and Richardson and now are in our own buildings in Mesquite and
Plano. We opened Texas’ largest charter (at that time) with 800
scholars and we anticipate beginning this new school year with up to 1450
between all three locations!
Our instructional programs have gotten more sophisticated, as we continue
our STEM and engineering projects starting in Kindergarten. We are adding
Chinese to the K – 5
th as a third language, with an emphasis on helping scholars understand their
place in our global society. We are expanding our guided reading program
to include upper grades as needed and we ask that reading be a priority
in your home as well.
Our dual credit has expanded due to the changes allowed from the last legislative
session. We are giving 9
th graders the opportunity to take some college courses if they have shown
they are up to doing so. Our new motto for our elementary scholars is,
“We are preparing you for 9
th grade college!”. This is a very exciting time to be in a Texas public
school setting. Imagine being able to get college credit for free in high
school for any child who shows s/he is ready! Think of the long term savings
for your family!
We have changed the campus leadership model so it will allow each director
to have fewer grades to oversee. Our goal is to free the directors up
enough to have them go into classrooms and facilitator planning sessions
more frequently so their expertise can support the instructional growth
of their staff. I have asked for them to have a weekly schedule to follow
which we ask for parents to honor. They will not be available during certain
times as they follow their schedule, but will also schedule parent contact
time as needed.
We thank you for your continued support or we welcome you to our Legacy
family if you are new to us. We all look forward to getting to know you
all better as we meet at parent events/nights. Please contact the director
who oversees your child’s grade level if you have questions:
Again, thank you for the trust you have shown by bringing your child to
our schools. We look forward to helping them celebrate their instructional
and social emotional successes this coming school year!
Dr. Rebecca Good,
Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy District
Legacy Mesquite West Elementary
Legacy Mesquite West Secondary
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BOARD OF EDUCATION
The Legacy Preparatory Charter Academy Board of Education Members are:
Chair / President - Byron Ricks
Byron is a multi-certified corporate trainer and published author with
more than fifteen years of consulting, training and leadership experience.
Byron is skilled in performance management, facilitating diverse learning,
and building productive relationships with clients and staff. He is an
energetic leader with excellent team development, emotional intelligence
and conflict management skills and has the ability to evaluate business
processes; troubleshoot to isolate the cause(s) of human performance gaps
and/or organizational needs. He has experience in forecasting workforce
requirements, establishing/redesigning organizations, and influencing/leading
the work of individuals and groups in change initiatives. He has lead
seamless implementations and delivered next-generation assessment solutions
that assist in improving revenues, margins and workplace productivity.
His professional background includes positions as public affairs manager,
regional academic coordinator, and director of administrative services
in higher education. He is an entrepreneur with experience in management,
human resources, sales and marketing, and has participated on leadership
teams responsible for implementing performance management standards, recruitment,
interviewing, and staff development. He has served on numerous boards
and committees as public affairs manager for the Indianapolis Chamber
of Commerce. He currently serves as President and Chairman of the Board
for Legacy Preparatory Charter School District, serving the Dallas, Mesquite
and Plano communities.
Byron has a BBA with emphases in Marketing and Real Estate, and a Master
of Arts in Human Behavior from National University San Diego, California.
He has received accreditation from Development Dimensions International
(certified facilitator), Ball State University, Indiana (certified trainer),
Accelerated Learning, American Society for Training and Development (ASTD),
American Management Association (Train the Trainer), and National University-San
Diego, Proactive Employee Selection & Retention and Performance Management.
Byron is the owner and administrator of the Comfort Keepers Franchise in
Frisco, Texas that serves Collin, Denton and Dallas Counties.
Secretary - John Ting
John Ting is a North Texas native who received his Juris Doctorate from
The City University of New York School of Law. John is a licensed attorney
with a full-service law firm focused on helping his clients, from individuals
to small and large companies, to achieve their goals. In addition to his
law firm, John is actively involved in the community, having served over
200 hours supporting underserved populations with their causes. He is
also co-founder of Bobaddiction, a Taiwanese food truck that serves boba
tea and shaved snow in the DFW metroplex. Since the opening of his law
firm, John has accumulated more than 500 hours of pro bono legal services.
Treasurer - Marc Desgraves
Marc P. Desgraves, IV is a Texas Certified Public Accountant in good standing
with over fifteen years of experience including tax preparation, mergers
& acquisitions, business formation consulting, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance,
risk assessment, forensic accounting, corporate accounting, internal audit,
and big four external audit. Mr. Desgraves has a diversified background
with accounting or audit experience in industries such as Energy, Airlines,
Financial Services, Publishing, Software, and Retail. As an independent
tax professional, Mr. Desgraves has performed tax preparation and start-up
services for over ten years for a diversified group of individual and
business clients who own such businesses as youth sports development,
fitness clubs, salon services, marketing firms and software sales. Mr.
Desgraves has also provided numerous tax services on a pro bono basis
since starting his practice to help foster the growth of small businesses.
Member - Megan Bauer
Ms. Bauer has been a licensed attorney in good standing with the State
Bar of Texas since November 2004. She graduated cum laude from the Texas
Tech School of Law in 2004 and has been a public servant throughout her
career. Ms. Bauer began her career in the Honors Program at the IRS where
she was ultimately promoted to Senior Attorney. Then, in 2011, she began
working for the Department of Health and Human Services as an Assistant
Regional Counsel. Ms. Bauer also is the director of a non-profit, meditation
center and has held that position since January 2012.
Member - Dr. Diana Madrigal Hopes
Dr. Diana Madrigal Hopes, Fulbright Scholar (2013-2014), has over 15 years
of experience as an administrator and educational consultant in PK-16
educational settings in the United States and abroad. She has worked with
school administrators, teachers, parents, students, faculty in higher
education as well as government, community, and business leaders in planning,
developing, implementing and evaluating bilingual, English as a second
language, dual language and foreign language programs. Dr. Madrigal Hopes
has taught at Southern Methodist University (SMU), University of North
Texas (UNT), and Texas A&M University-Commerce. She has chaired and
served in numerous advisory committees aimed at improving second language
programmatic practices for effective teaching and learning. She holds
a Masters in Bilingual Education from Southern Methodist University and
a doctorate in Supervision, Curriculum, and Instruction from Texas A&M
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