Faculty Spotlight: Pat Hume

Teacher - Upper School English
Department and Program Affiliations:
English, Happy Club, Picture Coordinator

I spent 15 years as a Varsity Cheer Coach from the early ’80’s - mid ’90’s.

Academic background:
B.S., Secondary Education, Old Dominion University
M.A., English, Old Dominion University
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
I have been teaching at Norfolk Academy for 42 years.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I have wanted to be an English teacher since I was a senior in high school. I love children and I love literature.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
Being surrounded by bright, wonderful children and outstanding colleagues

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
...it provides teachers with autonomy in the classroom and fosters academic integrity/honor.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?  
Read, do crossword puzzles, go to the beach, spend time with my family

Last book read:
Autumn by Ali Smith 
Favorite food?
Chicken - in any of its myriad forms

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Meryl Streep 
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
I cry at sad movies.

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...an artist.