Dear Legend Families,
I am writing to share an important update with you for the 2022-2023 school year.
It is with bittersweet excitement that I share that I will be leaving YES Prep North Forest at the end of this school year. I am excited to start the next chapter in my journey with YES Prep as School Director of YES Prep Southside. Serving as the School Director of YES Prep North Forest has been a personal and professional privilege of mine due to the relationships that I have built with you, your students, and the North Forest community. It has been an honor watching the growth and development of our North Forest students during my time here at North Forest, and I have been humbled by the generosity of our parents who have supported the various initiatives at our campus throughout the years.
After a thorough and rigorous selection process by YES Prep Schools Leadership Team, Naketchia Alfred has been selected to serve as the YES Prep North Forest School Director for school year 2022-2023. Naketchia Alfred has served YES Prep students for the past ten years, first as a College Counselor and then as Director of College Counseling at YES Prep North Forest. Most recently, she has served as a Resident Principal at YES Prep Northwest and YES Prep Hobby, coaching leaders, driving student achievement, and creating sustainable systems for campus growth.
Ms. Alfred re-joined the North Forest family earlier this week to start her onboarding to learning YES Prep North Forest. I will continue to serve as the School Director of YES Prep North Forest through the end of the school year, while Ms. Alfred works with me to ensure a smooth transition of our campus in addition to planning for the 2022-2023 school year.
Anytime there is a change in leadership, we want you to know that as a system we have a strong plan in place to ensure that our students, staff, and community have frequent communication and access to important information. There will be opportunities to meet Ms. Alfred in the upcoming weeks, which will be communicated in future family notes. In the event you would like to contact us directly, please reference the contact information below. For questions or concerns related to your child in this current semester, please contact Bryce Moore. For questions, concerns or suggestions related to the future of YES Prep North Forest’s academic programming, please contact Naketchia Alfred. For general concerns that cannot be addressed by the current School Director or future director, please contact Jeremy Beard, Head of Schools.
We understand this is an important transition and rest assured that our leadership team will do everything possible to ensure a safe and productive experience for your child. Thank you for all that you do to partner with us as we live out our campus values of being the thinkers, doers, and leaders of tomorrow. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us.