New Beginnings Family Academy Welcomes Pamela Dalton as Chief Academic Officer

BRIDGEPORT, CT (August 1, 2022) - New Beginning Family Academy (NBFA) is excited to welcome Pamela Dalton as the Chief Academic Officer (CAO) as we begin our 20th academic year. As the CAO, Dalton will lead our instructional team to provide students with a well-rounded education that ensures academic success and builds character in partnership with their families.  


Before joining the NBFA team, Dalton spent over 15 years as the literacy supervisor for the Danbury Public Schools system. Dalton also serves as an adjunct professor at Western Connecticut State University.   


“A consummate professional and career educator, Pam’s 30 years of experience will serve our public charter district well as we continue to lay a strong foundation for students to achieve their full potential,” said Ronelle P. Swagerty, NBFA’s director. “Her commitment to social, emotional, and academic growth aligns perfectly with NBFA’s emotionally responsive approach to teaching and learning. We are fortunate to have her on the team.” 


In addition to overseeing the design of school curricula and programs, Dalton will design data-informed strategic interventions for students throughout the regular school year, after school, and summer programming. “I’m beyond thrilled to join the amazing staff at NBFA to improve upon their mission in providing students a meaningful, high-quality education that aligns with their whole child model,” said Dalton. 


About New Beginnings Family Academy: NBFA is a progressive Pre-K - Grade 8 tuition-free public charter school. Through NBFA’s student-centered approach steeped in child development, and emotionally responsive practice, the needs of each child are addressed holistically through skillful relationship building and culturally relevant curriculum. Its mission is to provide students a meaningful, high-quality education through experience-based learning that helps develop essential social, emotional and critical-thinking skills. This gives all children a foundation to achieve their full potential at every stage of life. To learn more, please visit