Mr. Welch has more than 30 years of experience in Dallas ISD. Mr. Welch began his career in the Dallas Independent School District as a music teacher at Harry Stone Middle School in 1990. After Harry Stone Middle School transitioned into a Montessori School, Mr. Welch was selected in 1992 as the band director of Sarah Zumwalt Middle School. Under his leadership, the band program received excellent and superior band ratings at Dallas ISD and UIL Band Evaluations. While serving as a band director, he was selected as Teacher of the Month and nominated as Teacher of the Year in 1994. He continued his music career in 1995 by accepting the position as the high school band director at South Oak Cliff High School, where the band was also recognized for excellent and superior band ratings. During his tenure as a band director, he participated in many community activities, such as Martin Luther King Parades, hosted the High School Battle of the Band for 3 years, participated in Community Concerts, and performed at elementary and middle schools as a recruitment tool for the band program.
Mr. Welch received his undergraduate degree from Henderson State University in Arkadelphia, Arkansas and his master’s degree from Texas A&M-Commerce in Commerce, Texas. In addition to serving as a principal, he is active in his church music ministry and recently completed the Zan Wesley Holmes Leadership program for United Methodist Church.