Monthly Archives: June 2018

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Add Beauty to The World

By | 2018-05-24T09:20:19+00:00 June 27th, 2018|Categories: School News|

“I’m going to ask the question, ‘Are you creating beauty or are you solving a problem?’ If you’re doing neither, then what’s the point?” As Dr. Sandra Doran describes above, at North Tampa Christian Academy, we want our students to fall in love with God’s creation and find joy and purpose in turning their knowledge into [...]

Dr. Sandra’s Story

By | 2018-07-09T16:07:17+00:00 June 20th, 2018|Categories: Dr Sandra Doran, School News|

Dr. Sandra Doran never saw herself working as a superintendent overseeing 32 schools, much less working with schools at all. In fact, she never even saw herself living in Florida. After receiving her master’s degree in communication, Doran and her husband adopted their first child and challenges began. She felt like “the worst mother in the [...]

The Power of Practical Application

By | 2018-05-22T16:04:09+00:00 June 13th, 2018|Categories: School News|

Why ask students to memorize historical dates when they could interview war veterans and produce a documentary? Shouldn’t a chemistry class create an eco-friendly cleaning solution rather than purchasing one? And won’t math students learn more if they develop a financial plan and budget for a fledgling nonprofit organization? Connecting education to practical application improves engagement [...]

Highlights From Our Head – June

By | 2018-06-12T14:40:16+00:00 June 12th, 2018|Categories: Uncategorized|

Highlights From Our Head News from Dr. Sandra Doran, Head of School Orton Varona, NTCA President New President Orton Varona on Board In a bold move last October, the executive committee of North Tampa Christian Academy decided on a new innovative model that will insure the continued growth, relevancy and excellence of NTCA. “By placing a [...]

One With Nature

By | 2018-05-24T08:49:14+00:00 June 6th, 2018|Categories: School News|

We are creating a place of curiosity, of exploration, of beauty — a place where children can run outside, play, and explore the fields. A place where getting messy is not just acceptable, but encouraged. A place where students develop a passion for the Earth and understand the power they hold to preserve it for generations [...]

What About Student Research?

By | 2018-07-09T16:07:40+00:00 June 1st, 2018|Categories: Dr Sandra Doran, School News, Uncategorized|

by Sandra F. Doran Ed.D. Founding Head of School “Shouldn’t students be doing formal research? Don’t we need to prepare them for academic work in college?” This question was recently posed in response to our class, “Writing for Real Audiences.” And, of course, the answer is a resounding YES! How much more real can you get [...]