Jessica Priola began her tenure at Bridgton Academy in the fall of 2005. In 2013, Jessica officially stepped into her role as Director of Alumni & Development. Since that date, she has since been named Director of Institutional Advancement, overseeing the Development, Admissions and Marketing teams under the Institutional Advancement banner. Jessica and her team have established record-setting fundraising benchmarks for the Academy, and have worked diligently to inspire and engage both volunteer and philanthropic involvement from all Academy constituents.
Jessica is a 2004 graduate of the University of Maine at Augusta with a bachelor’s degree in Interdisciplinary Studies. In 2014, Jessica earned her master’s degree in Strategic Fundraising and Philanthropy from Bay Path University. In 2015, Jessica was officially recognized by CFRE International with the Certified Fund Raising Executive designation, the worldwide premier standard for the fundraising profession.
Jessica resides on campus at Bridgton Academy with her husband, Mark, and two children, Aria and James. In her spare time, she is an avid reader, gardener, and all-around outdoor enthusiast.