Stephen Weltsch serves as the Assistant Superintendent for Teaching, Learning, and Campus Operations for Western Maricopa Education Center (West-MEC) in Glendale, Arizona. In that position, Stephen is responsible for leading effective teaching and student learning systems across four central campuses. In addition, he supports high-quality CTE in forty-eight public-member high schools and facilitates strategic partnerships with charter schools and community colleges.

Stephen is a two-time past state president for the Association for Career Technical Education of Arizona and current state president for the Arizona CTE Curriculum Consortium. A strong proponent of quality learning systems, Stephen serves on several Accreditation Engagement Reviews each year and is a member of the Arizona Cognia Council. Stephen has presented nationally on topics such as Building Effective Industry Partnerships and Strategic Planning in Education.

Stephen holds a BA in Accountancy and an M.Ed. in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University. Mr. Weltsch has twenty-four years of experience as a teacher, school administrator, and district leader in secondary education.