The mission of Kindezi Old Fourth Ward is to prepare learners of diverse backgrounds for civic life as a means of developing servant-leaders of the 21st century. Kindezi O4W is committed to fostering resiliency, cultivating the natural gifts of learners, promoting academic achievement and instilling self-efficacy and self-determination within a nurturing environment. It will offer a S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts & Mathematics) curriculum — an approach for exposing students to problem-solving. As per, “STEAM is a way to teach how all things relate to each other, in school and in life."

The Kindezi Parent Teacher Community Alliance (PTCA) consists of teachers, administrators, parents and community partners who are working together to support Kindezi O4W. Committees include Advocacy, Fundraising, Events, Operations and Communications. Click on the committee names below to find out more information about that committee and access minutes and contact lists for committee members.

The full PTCA generally meets once a month at the Kindezi O4W campus at 5:30pm. Check out our brochure for more details about the PTCA.

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Parent Teacher Community Alliance (PTCA) Committees

The Advocacy Committee will advocate on behalf of the school to influential external parties such as the Atlanta Public School Board, the State Department of Education, the Federal Department of Education, the Atlanta City Council, and Neighborhood Planning Units. We will foster relationships with, and leverage, partners such as parent organizations of other schools, high schools, colleges, universities, and private professionals. In addition, our Committee will serve as a liaison between parents, and the school and Kindezi School Board. Lastly, we will strive to connect with every parent so as to be as inclusive and supportive as possible.

Contact Cheryl Johnson for more information.

The Communication Committee serves Kindezi by creating and distributing messaging for both our internal school audience and for the external public. Internally, we want to help the school and the PTCA spread the word to parents and students about school news, events, activities and other initiatives. Externally, we want to help our school by presenting a compelling, united voice to the public for branding, marketing and PR. We work to identify possible communication barriers between the media and our school so that everyone has the information they need to build up our scholars, school and community. 

 The Communications Committee meets monthly during the school year to collect information about school happenings, create the newsletter, and coordinate with other Kindezi PTCA committees, so we can promote their activities. Our most important function is to build and maintain an open line of communication and respect between parents & school leadership.

Contact Moria Deshpande at for more information.

The social and community is responsible all the events that the PTCA organizes and serves as the overall coordinator when multiple committees are involved.  We have a terrific slate of events planned for this year and look forward to a terrific year at Kindezi O4W. 

Contact Brittney Watkins at for more information.

The Kindezi Fundraising Committee is a group of parents, teachers and community members, working with the Parent Engagement Coordinator, under the direction and to the benefit of the Kindezi School. The purpose of the organization is to organize, conduct, monitor and evaluate the fundraising activities of the school. The committee leadership consists of a Chairperson(s) and Vice Chairperson(s) who serve as organizers and points of contact for fundraising projects. The fundraising committee meets regularly during the school year, maintains accounts, collects donations, distributes and/or votes on the distribution of collected funds, works with all other Kindezi parent teacher organizations committees, school administration, and the community to the benefit of the Kindezi School’s scholars and teachers.

Contact Erika Henson at for more information.

Operations focuses on supporting the nuts and bolts of the school, in partnership with the teachers and administration. Projects include building a school garden, buildings and grounds, health and wellness and supporting the technology needs of the other organizations.

Contact Lara Reedick at for more information.

Lara Reedick,
Dec 9, 2015, 4:43 PM
Erika Henson,
Nov 15, 2015, 10:07 AM