Faculty Spotlight: Linda Gorsline

Associate Head and Director of the Upper School
Department and Program Affiliations:
Mathematics, Upper School

Academic background:
B.S., University of Virginia
M.Ed., Old Dominion University
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
I have been at Norfolk Academy for 28 years.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
First and foremost, I became an educator because of the example my mother set as a math teacher in Virginia Beach. She was committed, organized, tough, and loved by her students. Secondly, my high school calculus teacher, Carrie Knack, revealed to me not only the beauty of math, but also the interconnectedness of the discipline.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
The teenagers. There is nothing more rewarding than watching them grow in both thought and confidence.

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
...of the incredibly dedicated men and women who work every day to make a difference in the life of a child.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?  
I love to shop, go to the beach, and travel.

Last book read:  
No Man’s Land by David Baldacci
Favorite food?
Italian - I make a mean lasagna!

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Robin Wright

Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
I’m a bit of an ESPN junky. I love sports!

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...a personal shopper, organizer or logistics coordinator.