Faculty Spotlight: Neil Duffy

Teacher - Upper School Physics
Department and Program Affiliations:
Upper School, Science, Senior Class Dean

Head Coach, Varsity Girls Basketball
Asst. Coach, Varsity Boys Lacrosse

Academic background:
B.S., U.S. Naval Academy
M.S., Old Dominion University
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
This is my 25th year at Norfolk Academy.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I wanted to “pay back” all of the support I had received at that point in my life (almost thirty years ago now).

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
Our students are fantastic and I love working with my awesome colleagues.

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
...of all of the positive energy and close relationships we all enjoy.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?  
Watch our teams and performances at NA!

Last book read:
Beartown by Fredrik Backman
Favorite food?
Seafood pasta

A movie is being made about your life. Whom would they cast to play you?
Someone in the Tom Hanks, Tom Cruise, Harrison Ford category?
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
I have six brothers!

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...my children and/or my students!