Our Faculty

Grade Levels and Departments

  • Mr. Warren Warsaw
    Foreign Language Department Chairman; French, Upper School
    George Washington University - B.A.
    George Washington University - M.A.
    Middlebury College - M.A.
    After graduating from George Washington University in Washington, D.C. with both a Bachelor and Master of Arts in Economics, Mr. Warsaw spent 3 months in an Israeli kibbutz. While there he was amazed that most residents of this 250-member community spoke at least three languages fluently. Having never taken a foreign language course in college, he decided he wanted to be bilingual. Immediately after Israel Mr. Warsaw spent time in Paris learning to speak French and pursued a Master of Arts in French at Middlebury College. He is the program coordinator for the French exchange (which began in 2002), the multicultural club sponsor (UNITID), and French club sponsor. Mr. Warsaw has been teaching at Norfolk Academy since 1997.
  • Mrs. Brooke Fox
    Spanish, Middle School
    Colgate University - A.B.
    McDaniel College - M.S.Ed.
    Senora Brooke Fox has been teaching Spanish for over 20 years, combining her love of Spanish with her passion for soccer. Senora Fox is currently the director of the Spanish Exchange program and assistant jv girls soccer coach at Norfolk Academy. She holds a B.A. in Spanish from Colgate University and an M.S. Ed. from McDaniel College. She was the captain and two-time MVP of the Colgate Raiders women's soccer team. In her six years at Norfolk Academy, Senora Fox has led and organized four exchange trips with Holy Trinity College in Mar del Plata, Argentina and one exchange with Colegio Europe de Madrid in Spain. In addition, she facilitates a long-term exchange with Stl George's School in Buenos Aires. She and her husband have a son in third grade and a daughter in eighth grade.

    Learn more about Senora Fox from her Faculty Spotlight feature.

  • Mr. Matthew Lilly
    French, Middle and Upper School; Assistant Director, International Programs
    West Virginia University - B.A.
    Mr. Lilly earned his bachelor’s degree in World Languages, summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, while studying French and Italian and working in the Language Center at West Virginia University. Matthew was a University Honors Scholar and also participated in the crew program. He has worked, lived, and studied abroad extensively, coming most recently from Toulon, France, where he taught at three local elementary schools. Prior to his time at Norfolk Academy, Mr. Lilly spent six summers working at The American School in Switzerland in Lugano, coordinating children's language programs and camp activities. In college, he also worked as an English and French tutor while spending a semester in Torino, Italy. Mr. Lilly teaches French in the Middle and Upper Schools and works in the Office of International Programs but previously taught language arts in the sixth-grade program. He is also the assistant coach with the novice boys' crew program. Outside of his commitments at Norfolk Academy, Mr. Lilly is currently pursuing an M.Ed. degree at Vanderbilt University's Peabody College of Education and Human Development.
  • Ms. Margaret Marshall
    Latin, Middle School
    University of Virginia - B.A. & M.A.
    Ms. Marshall earned a bachelor of arts degree from UVA as an Echols Scholar with a double major in classics and English. In her senior year, she was a “Lawn Resident,” an honor granted to just a select number of fourth-year students. She was also initiated into The Raven Society, the oldest and most prestigious honorary society at UVA. Ms. Marshall began her teaching career at The Covenant School in Charlottesville where she taught Latin and English and coached cross country. For several years, she coached teams to VAISS state championships, and in 2016, she was awarded VIC’s Coach of the Year. During her time at The Covenant School, Ms. Marshall returned to UVA and earned a master of arts in English. She has been a freelance writer and photographer at the Crozet Gazette for over a decade. Ms. Marshall teaches Latin in the Middle School and coaches cross country and track.
  • Mr. Chris Nelson
    Director, Chesapeake Bay Fellows; Director, Campus Sustainability; German, Middle and Upper School
    University of Massachusetts - B.A.
    University of Virginia - M.Ed.
    Mr. Nelson has taught German in the Middle and the Upper School since 1979.  He is a native of Quincy, Massachusetts, and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in German from the University of Massachusetts as well as a Master of Education from the University of Virginia.  Mr. Nelson also coaches crew.  Outside of school, in addition to being a master wood craftsman, Mr. Nelson pursues varied interests including sailing, biking, and kayaking.
  • Ms. Lisa Marie Priddy
    Latin, Middle School
    Princeton University - A.B.
    University of Florida - M.A.
    Ms. Priddy has taught Latin at Norfolk Academy since 1999.  While she was born in California, Ms. Priddy has also lived in Ohio, Texas, Florida, and went to high school at Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan, where she majored in Creative Writing and was honored as a U.S. Presidential Scholar in the Arts.  At Princeton University, Ms. Priddy continued to cultivate her interest in language and literature by majoring in English, studying ancient literature in the Classics Department and producing a Creative Writing Thesis.  After graduation, Ms. Priddy spent a year teaching 7th grade English and Bilingual Kindergarten at Anatolia College in Thessaloniki, Greece.  After completing her Master of Arts in Classics at the University of Florida, Ms. Priddy moved to Virginia to begin her work at Norfolk Academy.  In her free time, Ms. Priddy enjoys traveling with her husband, Dr. David Rezelman, who teaches history in the Upper School.
  • Mrs. Anne Tew
    Latin, Middle School
    University of Virginia - B.A.
    University of Notre Dame - M.T.S.
    Mrs. Tew earned a bachelor of arts degree from UVA with a major in classics and a minor in religious studies and complimented her classics major by studying Latin for a semester abroad at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and participating in a total Latin speaking immersion summer school. She continued her work in Latin with graduate studies at the University of Notre Dame, pursuing courses in Medieval Latin while earning a Masters of theological studies with a focus on the history of Christianity. Mrs. Tew began her teaching career at Benedictine College Preparatory School in Richmond where she taught Latin and English, before moving to Charlottesville to teach at Western Albemarle High School. During the past year, she also taught a class at UVA on Augustine’s City of God . Upon moving to Hampton Roads, Mrs. Tew was an adjunct English instructor at Regent University. Mrs. Tew teaches Latin in the Middle School.
  • Mr. Matt Wilkens
    Latin, Middle School
    Randolph Macon College - B.A.
    University of New Mexico - M.A.
    Florida State University - M.A.
    Mr. Wilkens earned his bachelor of arts in classical studies and then attended the American Institute for Roman Culture—Archeology Field School—in Rome. Mr. Wilkens continued his education, earning a master of arts in Classics, Comparative Literature & Cultural Studies. While at UNM, he worked as the Instructor of Record for all stages of Latin. Most recently, Mr. Wilkens completed his second master of arts where his studies focused on advanced Latin. He taught mythology and Latin at FSU, as well. Mr. Wilkens teaches Middle School Latin and coaches football and lacrosse.

Main Contacts

Specific contacts are listed below, or you may click on the Faculty & Staff Directory link to see a complete list of email addresses.
Headmaster - Dennis G. Manning
Associate Headmaster and Upper School Director - Linda Gorsline
Assistant Headmaster for Development - Grayson Bryant
Assistant Headmaster for Business and Auxiliary Operations - Jeffrey Martin
Lower School Director - Patricia A. McLaughlin
Middle School Director - Matthew Sigrist
Director of Admissions - Jay Lasley
Director of College Counseling - Jennifer Scott
Director of Communications - Esther Diskin
Chairman of Fine Arts Department - Jeff Danielson
Director of Guidance and Counseling - H. Graham Hudgins
Athletic Director - Aubrey Shinofield
Batten Leadership Program Director - Sean Wetmore
Technology and Information Director - Susan Fuhs
Director of Alumni Relations - Ruth Acra
Director of Purchasing / Bookstore Manager - Kitty Signorelli

Campus Information

Norfolk Academy
1585 Wesleyan Drive
Norfolk, Virginia 23502-5591
Main Phone Number: (757) 461-6236
FAX: (757) 455-3181