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Nora Vernazza

TechBoston Academy
Nora Vernazza is Co-Headmaster of TechBoston Academy. Until her appointment as Co-Headmaster in January 2013, Ms. Vernazza served as TechBoston Academy’s Chief Academic Officer for 4 years. In that role, she oversaw all curriculum implementation and professional development for staff as well as managing the day-to-day structures and support of Grade 6-9 clusters. Previously, Ms. Vernazza taught middle and high school math in the Boston Public Schools for 10 years. She has served in many leadership roles throughout her years in BPS including Math department head, Cluster Leader, Math Team Leader, ILT (Instructional Leadership Team) member, and department liaison.? She was also a member of the Boston Public Schools teacher leadership team for the 8th?grade Algebra I initiative through the district math office as well as a member of the DESE (Department of Elementary and Secondary Education) 7th Grade MCAS Development Committee that helped design and screen current and future MCAS questions.? In 2009, Ms. Vernazza led the expansion of TechBoston Academy from a high school to a 6-12 school. Ms. Vernazza is committed to continuing to make TechBoston Academy a school that supports Personalized Learning and rethinking how to truly engage students in the classroom and their own community.