The Mission Support Team, formed by the PTCA in February 2017, works to advance the school’s mission of developing students in mind and character through a classical, content-rich curriculum that emphasizes the principles of virtuous living, traditional learning, and civic responsibility.
The Mission Support Team (MST) focuses on analyzing constituent input and identifying opportunities for mission-based school advancements. The MST adopted the five-step continuous improvement process referred to as DMAIC, an acronym for define, measure, analyze, improve, and control. The team filters their discussions through this framework to ensure the suggested measures for improvement align with the school’s mission.
Mr. Santifer and Mrs. Harty, PTCA co-chair
Mrs. Andrew, lower-school faculty
Mr. Schepps, upper-school faculty
Mrs. Woods, lower-school parent
Mr. Braun, upper-school parent
Ms. Faux, staff
Mrs. Osborne, staff
In addition to the representatives, the MST includes two sub-committees:
MST Development Committee
This Development Committee will be an interdisciplinary, collaborative community sounding board for ACA development efforts and a source of community-based development expertise. The committee will have representatives from ACA faculty, staff and parents as well as subject-matter experts (SMEs) with experience in this area. Typically, there is one (1) Development Committee representative for each grade K-12, and representatives serve for two (2) years with an option to loop/continue. The Development Committee includes:
Mr. Barry, co-chair
Mr. Respess, co-chair
Mrs. Lisa Williams
Mrs. Suzanne Williams
MST Communications Committee
The Communication Committee will collaborate with ACA faculty, staff and parent volunteer representatives to shape a message of advocacy for the ACA mission and vision in the metro Atlanta community and “tell the ACA story” across our external communications channels.We welcome ACA parents, family members and subject matter experts with relevant expertise in corporate communications, PR, advertising, marketing, community relations and related areas. Current members of the Communications Committee include:
Throughout the spring 2017 semester, the MST focused on the results of the mid-year parent survey that were presented at the January 2017 town hall meeting. The parent surveys indicate the highest levels of satisfaction in the areas of academics and teaching, leadership, mission accomplishment, and safety. Areas for improvement include extracurricular and social activities, communication, and school spirit (survey results).
Findings from the MST’s first analysis, conducted on the potential improvement area of extracurricular and social activities, were released in the Chronicle on April 14. The MST will report regularly to its constituents.