Faculty Spotlight: Phil Call

Teacher - Fifth Grade
Department and Program Affiliations:
Lower School Student Council Association

Asst. Coach, Winter Track

Academic background:
B.S., Secondary English Education, Ball State University
Currently working on a masters degree in gifted education through the University of Virginia
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
This is my second year at Norfolk Academy.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:

I like that “a-ha!” moment when a student grasps something or can do something they couldn’t before.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
I love the freedom to direct the curriculum with my fifth grade team in a way that best helps inspire students and helps them learn.

Norfolk Academy is unique because...
...you get to have the best dining companions and conversation during lunch!

Last book read: 
Nimona - it is a graphic novel by Noelle Stevenson. I am currently working on Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
I like biking with my family and playing music.
Favorite food?
Fish (usually bluegill) I catch with my son (despite the bones).

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Elijah Wood - we both eat elevenses.
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
I was in ukulele club in third grade and still rock out on it when the spirit moves me.

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...not bald.