Mrs. Provenza is our headmaster for NWA Classical Academy. She was born in Mississippi and raised in the great state of Louisiana where she graduated from Captain Shreve High School in Shreveport - home of the Gators! She then attended Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX on a violin scholarship. Mrs. Provenza was fortunate enough to participate in a study abroad program at Oxford University in Oxford, England and then graduated from TCU with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. She went on to work for the NBC affiliate in Dallas as a writer and producer for their newscasts before returning to school to complete a post-baccalaureate program in Secondary English Education. Mrs. Provenza has been with Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy since its opening, and previously taught English / Language Arts for grades 6-12 in Texas and Arkansas. She is National Board Certified and has been in education for 21 years. She lives in Bella Vista with her husband Joey and her twins Abby and Jake, who are 11th graders at NWACA.