Faculty Spotlight: Greg Barton

Teacher - Upper School Art History and Studio Art
Department and Program Affiliations:
Fine Arts, Upper School

Asst. Coach, Junior Varsity Football
Asst. Coach, Boys Junior Orange Lacrosse

Academic background:
B.A., Art History and Sculpture, Washington and Lee University
M.A., Savannah College of Art and Design

How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
This will be my sixth year at Norfolk Academy.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I wanted to become an educator because I love sharing my passions. Academics, athletics, and the arts have always been my perfect trio. There is no better place than a school to continue to explore and share those three areas of study!

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
Other than the never-ending supply of green apples...the fact that I get to teach what I love every single day.

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
...the community - students, families, faculty, staff, alumni - is incredible and I am forever grateful for how quickly I felt at home.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?  
Move as much as possible… Surfing and working on my own artwork are definitely my top options. As long as I am not sitting down, then I am good to go!

Last book read:
Art History: Volume I by Marilyn Stokstad and Michael W. Cothren - it gets better every year.

Favorite food?
A crisply folded slice of pizza.

A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
If the film is a drama, then (Upper School history teacher) Natasha Naujoks. Should the director choose to go down the comedy route, then (Lower School physical education teacher) Bob Needham is the only option.
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
I was in an episode of Gossip Girl.

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...a rich philanthropist.