Vocatura promoted to lead NFA Guidance Department
Jessica Vocatura will become the Director of Guidance at Norwich Free Academy, effective July 1. Vocatura, who is currently the department head, will replace Jeanne Elliott, who is retiring at the end of the academic year.
“Jessica is the obvious choice for this role,” said Head of School David Klein. “For more than 20 years, she has proved to be an outstanding member of our guidance team. She is a trusted campus leader and has rightfully earned respect on this campus and in this community.”
“I am grateful for this opportunity to expand my role,” Vocatura said. “NFA has provided me with so many opportunities. I am fortunate to be able to continue to guide and support our students and their families during their time here on campus.”
A 1990 graduate of the Academy, Vocatura will now oversee all activities in the Guidance Department and supervise all of the Academy’s school counselors.
“I’m excited to continue to collaborate with our faculty, staff and community partners to provide the best options for our students and the paths they choose,” she said.
During her tenure at NFA, Vocatura has worked with students in grades 9-12 at both the main campus and Sachem campus. She has worked closely with international students, as well as English
learner students. Most recently, she has been heading the efforts of the NFA School-to-Work Program, as well as overseeing the transition of incoming ninth grade students.