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Meet the Office

List of 2 members.

  • Photo of Jennifer Zaccara

    Dr. Jennifer Zaccara 

    Head of School
    (802) 869-6221
    Trinity College - BA and MA
    University of Connecticut - PhD
    Bio
  • Ms. Kashanie Butler 

Pillar #3
Strengthen community life by investing in resources that provide safe and supported student social-emotional growth and moral character development.

Program
  • Develop a “learning and living” culture, central to the heart of the school, that is based on our core beliefs and that is challenging, supportive, and face-to-face. 
  • Implement Diversity, Equity and Inclusion initiatives, rooted in expanded knowledge and a lived authenticity and truth for students, faculty, parents, alumni, and the board. Connect this work with wellness, equity, and justice, and an “education for life.”
  • Expand opportunities and practices that promote physical and mental wellness connected to our outdoor programming.
  • Develop signature social-emotional growth and moral character development experiences at each grade level, within residential life and in advisory.
People
  • Create a team led by the Assistant Head of School for Student Life to develop an integrated social-emotional learning and wellness program.
  • Ground professional development for program leaders and residential faculty in current research and best practices in student wellness and growth. 
Places
  • Restore and enhance the school’s common spaces and dormitories to support programming and student wellness.
  • Restore Alumni Hall to a full dormitory with appealing common space for students.
  • Create a vibrant, modern fitness center in the gym, adding new equipment, to promote student health and well-being. 
  • Evaluate the use of spaces in Williams Gym and Shepardson Center.
  • Optimize outdoor spaces for use as part of the social-emotional learning and wellness program.

Education for Life - One Student at a Time

Vermont Academy is a coed college preparatory boarding and day school in southern Vermont, serving grades 9-12 plus a postgraduate year.