Each year during the State of the School address, Head of School Dr. Kevin Bracher and the Whitefield Academy leadership team share highlights from the current school year and celebrate our progress in light of the current five-year strategic plan.  The 2017-2022 strategic plan, "Legacy for Christ" will continue to guide this year's address, and in lieu of an in-person event, a five-part video series will serve as the 2020-2021 State of the School address. The series begins with an introduction by Dr. Bracher, and each week new videos will be shared focusing on our legacy of learning, leadership, and community for generations to come. 

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We believe that a Whitefield education can impact families today and for generations to come. As we prepare for the future, Director of Admissions Mrs. Sarah Garletts reflects on how COVID-19 presents a new opportunity to individualize the prospective family experience, and Director of Development Mrs. Lauren Race shares her excitement to begin strategically planning for the school's next capital campaign. Our alumni and their families continue to engage with our community in meaningful ways, including serving as pen pals with 3rd and 4th grade students, and Alumni Manager Mrs. Lindsey McClellan and President of the Alumni Board Mrs. MacKensie (Garrett) Brandt ('07) explain the myriad of alumni initiatives to engage, advocate, and give.

   

 

Diving into Whitefield's legacy of community, Director of Spiritual Life and Diversity Mrs. Allison Duncanson shares how Whitefield fosters a passion for the living and active Jesus by integrating  biblical truths into a variety of student programming, and she reflects on how COVID-19 has created new opportunities for deepening meaningful relationships. Founding Board of Trustees member and current Whitefield grandparents David and Jeni Knight cast their vision for The Wallace Francis Diversity Endowment Fund to support and continue the school’s ongoing efforts to strengthen our diversity vision for unity in Christ. Finally, be inspired by Wallace Francis, for whom the endowment fund is named, as he shares his passion for unity and for making a difference in the world to honor Christ.

Assistant Head for Academic Affairs Mr. Nathan Stevens explains the impact of developing leadership skills in our students and teachers. Director of Student Leadership Mr. Mike Shaheen shares the philosophy behind how we grow student leaders, and he introduces senior Elizabeth Lyster ('21), who began a student mentoring program designed to help new sophomores and juniors build meaningful relationships. Lower School Principal Ms. Maryellen Berry sits down with Lower School teachers Miss Mary Charles Kaish and Mrs. Angel Fisher to discuss how long-term goal-setting is a critical leadership skill that our teachers model for students.

 

 

Assistant Head for Academic Affairs Mr. Nathan Stevens reflects on how we are building a legacy of learning by focusing on biblical integration. History Department Chair Dr. Kyle Hughes shares the centrality of the Gospel in how our teachers build relationships, instruct through meaningful learning activities, and create curriculum that is grounded in scripture. Visual Art Teacher Mrs. Rebecca Brown explains a thought-provoking assignment in which AP art students collaborated with creative writing students to explore the ideas of intention and perception.

 

Stay tuned each week

for new videos about how Whitefield Academy continues to build a legacy for Christ by

establishing a legacy of learning, leadership, and community for generations to come.