Say YES to MAS

Staff love MAS, plain and simple! Check out the words of a few of our teachers and district staff, and see why we call ourselves #MAStheFamily.

“I said Yes to MAS because I have only always heard positive things about this school and now that I am here, I can say that the rumors are true. Saying “Yes” was the “Best” decision in my teaching career thus far. Thanks for allowing me to join the MAS family!” – Santana Dillon, 5th Grade Teacher

“I chose to stay at MAS (for the past 9 years) because it is a district that is constantly growing and adapting to the needs of the families they serve AND the staff they employ. Teachers have a voice at MAS and those voices are woven into the decision making process at both an academy administration and district level.” – Maggie Lynch, Elementary Student Culture Coordinator

“I said Yes to MAS after I saw the commitment the staff has to give our students the best possible experience and learning environment we are able to provide. Passionate teachers and staff inspire passion in their students. Joyful people create joyous moments, which can continue to spread throughout. I wanted to be a part of that.” – Michael Garfoot, K4-2nd STEAM Teacher

“As a first-year teacher going from college to teaching in 3 short months is a daunting task. However the worries that came with it went away during my first professional development day. I could feel the support and the drive everyone had to make a difference. Going through my first year of teaching here has made me a better teacher. The coaching program has helped me grow as a teacher massively. My administration team has supported me, made me feel valued, and confident in my abilities as a teacher.” – Henry Jackson, 6th-7th Grade Science Teacher

“The opportunity to immerse myself back into a school setting while leading fundraising work was the perfect combination of where I knew my leadership needed to be. I’d like to say MAS chose me because I was in a period of change in my life and the opportunity to be a Director of Development was my goal after my Master’s degree. Being able to mentor Black girls, lead our philanthropy efforts and collaborate with leaders who understand our purpose is larger than the 9-5, has been so rewarding. I wake up every day knowing it is a privilege to serve at MAS! – Uniqua Adams, Director of Development

“After 9 years, I’m still saying Yes to MAS because I’m proud to be a Nova! It’s that simple. I’m proud of our progress and honestly, I love our scholars. I’m privileged to watch them grow.” – Jean Hanrahan, Library Media Specialist