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.
The PTCA co-chairs serve on the MST and select the other five members. The other members include one teacher and one parent from both the lower school and the upper school and one staff member. The current MST representatives are
Mr. Santifer and Mrs. Bateman, PTCA co-chair
Mrs. Boyd, lower-school teacher
Mr. Schepps, upper-school teacher
Mrs. Woods, lower-school parent
Mr. Braun, upper-school parent
Mrs. Busse, staff
Throughout the spring semester, the MST will focus 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.
In addition to analyzing the results of the mid-year parent survey, the MST is currently preparing the annual academic year-end survey. The MST plans to distribute the year-end survey on May 8, 2017, and present the results at the fall town hall meeting.