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The Class of 2023 at Potomac Conference's Takoma Academy (TA) celebrated its graduation last weekend with its consecration and baccalaureate services at Sligo church in Takoma Park, Md.
A 2018 Takoma Academy (TA) graduate, Taylor Waters matriculated to Andrews University (Mich.), where he received a dual degree in Business and Aeronautical Science in 2021.
This spring, Takoma Academy (TA) will welcome its alumni back to campus to celebrate and reconnect during alumni weekend, themed “Still Standing!”
Many alumni say that one of the best things about Takoma Academy (TA) is the fruit that it bears in the form of successful individuals making an impact on their communities and the world.
This school year, Takoma Academy (TA) welcomed five new members to its teaching staff: two math teachers; a history teacher; an English Language Arts teacher; and an athletic director.
A new principal was in place when Takoma Academy (TA), located in Takoma Park, Md., opened its doors for the 2022–23 academic school year. Yasmine Julien, an instructional leader, mathematics content specialist and experienced classroom teacher, accepted the assignment to lead the 118-year-old institution.
Upon first meeting him, you think about the young, extremely talented and charismatic doctors on TV shows like Grey’s Anatomy. Vincent Smith is a tall, lean man who looks like he could run a marathon in the morning and still have the energy to perform a root canal in the afternoon.
TA has graduated many successful professionals in business, health care, ministry and education, as well as some very successful entrepreneurs. Two of the school's more recent graduates are highlighted.
After a challenging 2020–21 school year, the Takoma Academy (TA) leadership team announced the return to in-person school in late summer 2021. Keith Beckett, vice principal, transitioned to interim principal to fill the position left vacant by Carla Thrower, who continues her journey as the associate director for secondary education for the Southern Union Conference, headquartered in Georgia.
The Living Room TA, a podcast hosted by several students, as well as Leah Burgess, Takoma Academy’s (TA) chaplain, served as TA’s weekly chapel experience due to the school’s continued virtual learning experience during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020–21.