Parents are our partners. Together with you, we are raising smart, strong, confident, and healthy young students.
Hello TA Friends! My name is Kaila Phillips and after serving within the Tuscaloosa Academy Parents Association (TAPA) in some capacity for many years now, I am excited to serve as your TAPA President for the 2022-2023 school year! I want to welcome all new and returning families to TA for a great year. I am a Tuscaloosa native and Tuscaloosa Academy alumni. We have three children: Porter (5th grade), Asher (2nd grade) and Sealy (who will start PreK next year). It is such a joy to have our family be a part of such an amazing school community!
So, what is the role of TAPA? Our role is to aid and serve our students and teachers here at TA. Through TAPA and our (amazing) parent volunteers we can organize events like Punkin’ Knight, Bake Sale, teacher luncheons and various events associated with teacher/student appreciation like Dine with the Dean and duty free lunch. We host parent education seminars and also run the Knights Armour school store (www.knightsarmour.com). In addition, we raise and contribute funds each year to help with various school improvements!
As TAPA continues to grow and evolve in our seventh year here at TA, we would love to have you be a part of it! Please consider signing up for a committee or helping with an event. No position is too big or too small and all help is much appreciated. Volunteering provides you wonderful opportunities to plug in and get to know our administration and other TA students and families. We are always welcoming new faces and new ideas!
If I can answer any questions or be of any help this year, please don’t hesitate to reach out! You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.orgDon’t forget to follow our TAPA pages on social media for all of the latest happenings.
2022-2023 TAPA President
President - Kaila Phillips
VP/Volunteer Chair -Nancy Vandervoort
Secretary – Cody Marynowitz
Treasurer - Elizabeth Bearden
TAPA Marketing - Kelly Wikin
Knights Armour Chair - Leigh Hollyhand
Teacher Appreciation Chair - Blakely Blakeney
Teacher Appreciation Co-Chair - Katherin Pugh, Sage Hickman, Kristin Blakeney
Student Appreciation Chair -
Punkin’ Knight Chair – Kelly Wilkin
Punkin’ Knight Co-Chair - Olivia Bradford
Bake Sale Chair - Haley Townsend
Bake Sale Co-Chairs - Lindsey Hollingwirth
Parent Education Chair - Ansley Gilpin
Past President - Leigh Hollyhand
Senior Advisor - Charlye Adams
Senior Advisor - Adrianne Thompson
TA Knights Armour is the school store for Tuscaloosa Academy. Our mission with the store is to provide affordable and functional TA merchandise that you enjoy and allows you to support TA at the same time. The Knights Armour is funded by the Tuscaloosa Academy Parents’ Association (TAPA). All proceeds made by the store allow TAPA to fund their many projects/events such as meals and snacks for the faculty, Dine with the Dean for Lower School and Student of the Quarter or Middle and Upper School, Book Fair, as well as many more activities.
The TA Knights Armour is located at the football pavilion. It is open every Wednesday 1:15 -2:45 p.m. for walk-in shopping or curbside pickup for online orders. You can also contact the store and set up an appointment if the store hours do not work with your schedule or you need an item sooner than the allotted pickup day.
Be sure you follow the TA Knights Armour on social media to keep up with the “items of the week”, last call for when there is only one item left of something, clearance sales, pop-up sales info., pre-orders, and more. Click on the logo to go to our online store!
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