TAPA (TA Parent Association)

Parents are our partners. Together with you, we are raising smart, strong, confident, and healthy young students. 


As part of this work, we invite and encourage all families to get involved with Tuscaloosa Academy's Parents’ Association (TAPA). Whether you are volunteering for one of our events, lending a helping hand in the classroom, working at the Knights Armour, there are so many opportunities to be a part of the Tuscaloosa Academy community. 


Eltern sind unsere Partner. Gemeinsam können wir kluge, starke und selbstbewusste Schüler erziehen. Eltern haben eine ganz wichtige Rolle an der TA und sie können sich auf den verschiedensten  Wegen durch die Neue TA Parents’ Association einbringen. Wir brauchen jeden, der/die sich einbringen kann, Mütter und Väter gleichermaβen!


To learn more about joining our dedicated group of parent volunteers or to share your ideas, please feel free to contact any officer with your interests or questions about TAPA


Best Regards,

Kaila Phillips

2022-2023 TAPA President

2022 - 2023 TAPA BOARD

President- Kaila Phillips

Vice President- Nancy Vandervoort

Secretary- Cody Marynowitz

Treasurer- Elizabeth Bearden

Marketing- Kelly Wilkin 

Knights Armour- Leigh Hollyhand

Teacher Appreciation Chair- Blakely Blakeney

Teacher Appreciation Co-Chairs- Katherine Pugh, Sage Hickman, & Kristin Blakeney 

Student Appreciation - TBD

Punkin Knight Chair- Kelly Wilkin

Punkin Knight Co-Chair- Olivia Bradford

Bake Sale Chair- Haley Townsend

Bake Sale Co-Chair- Lindsay Hollingsworth

Parent Education- Ansley Gilpin

Senior Advisor- Charlye Adams 

Senior Advisor- Adrianne Thompson

Past President - Leigh Hollyhand 


TA Knights Armour

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.


You can follow us on

Facebook  TA Knights Armour

Instagram @taknightsarmour

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