NFA Appoints Two New Department Heads
Norwich Free Academy announced today the appointment of two new Department Heads – one to lead the English Department and one to lead the Mathematics Department.
“These two new Department Heads bring enthusiasm, experience, and character to our leadership team,” says Head of School David Klein. “They are in key positions to impact student performance and advance Norwich Free Academy’s mission.”
Killeen Tracy Dziavit ’97 is NFA’s new English Department Head. Dziavit began her NFA teaching career in 2002 as a member of the English Department faculty. For the past seventeen years, she has been immersed in professional activities, positively contributing to the success of numerous school and departmental improvement initiatives. She is a highly skilled co-teacher and mentor, and has contributed positively to curriculum revision and development, and, most recently, to NFA’s School-To-Work (STW) initiative. Killeen Dziavit is an active member of NFA’s Data Team and her colleagues, teammates, and parents universally respect her.
Dziavit holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in education from the University of Connecticut and will complete her 6th-year degree in administration at Sacred Heart University in December.
"I am thrilled and honored to serve my alma mater in this new capacity. I am excited for the new school year and am looking forward to working with NFA's outstanding and inspiring faculty and staff," says Dziavit.
Christine Justice is NFA’s new Mathematics Department Head. She began her NFA teaching career fifteen years ago after two years of teaching mathematics at Stratford High School.
Justice brings valuable experience and great familiarity with the NFA mathematics program (Grades 9-12) to her leadership role. Having taught in Cranston and Bradlaw Houses, Justice has taught Pre-Algebra through AP Calculus AB/BC and almost every course between. She has been an active and positive participant and contributor to Mathematics Department initiatives and the important work of the School Data Team (SDT). She has been involved in an impressive list of professional activities both on and off campus. Last year, Justice served as Bradlaw House Administrative Liaison for the second semester; she is a highly respected teacher and leader on campus.
“I am honored to lead an amazing group of passionate and hard-working teachers. I am excited to join the Campus Leadership team in this role to serve the unique and special community that is NFA,” says Justice. “I look forward to sharing my knowledge and experience to support the learning needs of our diverse student population.”
Justice holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics & Statistics from the University of Connecticut where she was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate. She earned her Masters of Science in Special Education at Southern Connecticut State University, where she will complete her 6th- year degree in the summer of 2020.