The PVSchools Governing Board selected Jesse Welsh, Ed.D., to serve as the new Superintendent, beginning on July 1, 2019.
Dr. Welsh has experience working in a large, diverse school district, is conversationally fluent in Spanish, has worked in high-needs schools with at-risk students, and is committed to continuing the vital work around equity in our schools.
He joined PVSchools with more than 23 years in K-12 education, serving in a wide variety of roles. Previously, he served as the assistant superintendent of the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, beginning in 2017. During his tenure, he has held a variety of school-based and central-based administrative roles, including assistant superintendent, interim assistant superintendent, academic manager, principal, assistant principal, region data coordinator, dean of students, math teacher and Spanish teacher. Dr. Welsh’s experiences include expertise in curriculum and professional development, online/digital learning, magnet programs, career and technical education, athletics, assessment, accountability, research, and school improvement.
Dr. Welsh earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Secondary Mathematics Education from Ithaca College, New York, and a Master’s and Doctoral degree in K-12 Educational Leadership from the University of Nevada. Additionally, he holds an Executive Certificate in Educational Leadership and Management from the McCourt School of Public Policy at Georgetown University, and he attended both the Harvard Institute for Superintendents and District Leaders and the Harvard Public Education Leadership Project.
Dr. Welsh succeeds Dr. James P. Lee, who retired on June 30, 2019, after a 10-year tenure as superintendent.