I would like to take this opportunity to introduce Dr. Patrice McClellan, President and Lead Strategist of the Ronald Group, who will be facilitating a series of focus groups for parents and students this semester. Her work focuses on humanity, cultural competence, and leadership development. Here’s a Ted Talk she conducted in 2016 to get to know her and her work: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uL-KjowpFcQ . You can also view her website for reference as well: www.theronaldgroup.com
These focus groups are intended to create synergy around building culture and community within the school as well as seeking input so that potential changes come from your experience and thoughtful suggestions.
In order to keep these conversations more effective and efficient, each session will be capped at 15 participants on a first-come-first-serve basis. Please only sign up for one session as we want to encourage new voices for each meeting.
Parent Focus Groups: (all times 6-7pm)
February 16th – Parent Voice
This focus group will hone in on parent experience and parent engagement
The zoom link for this meeting
Meeting ID: 819 3756 7643
February 22nd – Parent Perception
This focus group will discuss the perception of your students’ academic and extracurricular experiences. Sensitive topics such as bullying, equity, discrimination may arise.
March 9th – Parent Solutions
This focus group will discuss solutions parents have to issues that may/may not have been addressed. Parents give insight about next steps
March 16th – Parent Solutions & more…
This focus group will discuss solutions and other issues not covered in the other focus groups.
Student Focus Groups:
February 23rd 3:15-4:15 – Student Perception
This focus group will discuss student perceptions of faculty, staff, and overall culture of the school. Sensitive topics such as bullying and equity may arise
Zoom link for these focus groups
Meeting ID: 871 7571 2495
March 17th 6-7pm – Student Experience
This focus group lets student describe their experience(s) at TSA in their own words. Sensitive topics such as bullying, equity, faculty interactions may arise
March 20th 4-5 pm – Community & Culture at TSA
This focus group will discuss student perception of the school culture and potential changes that should be made. Sensitive topics such as bullying, equity, discrimination, faculty interaction may arise