Faculty Spotlight: Becky Peterson

Chorus Director and Teacher — Lower School General Music
Department and Program Affiliations:
Lower School, Music, Young People’s Theater Program (YPTP)

Director of the YPTP Players 

Academic background:
AFA, Music, Peace College
B.Mus, Education, Appalachian State University
M.Ed., Old Dominion University
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
This is my 17th year at Norfolk Academy.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I always wanted to be a teacher—I like being in charge. I also like people. I just did not know what I wanted to teach until high school.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?  
The people are so nice and fun.  We are afforded many opportunities here which is not true for many schools.  

Norfolk Academy is unique because…
...the close interaction of the different levels. It helps to widen the students’ perspective about the world they are in, opposed to living in a bubble.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?  
Spend time with my family at home

Last book read:
Where’d You Go, Bernadette by Maria Semple. *A Batten Library “Secret Santa” Book from last Christmas.*  
Favorite food?
It’s a toss up...pizza & wings or a good ribeye

A movie is being made about your life. Whom would they cast to play you?   
(Middle and Upper School drama teacher) Caroline Bisi!
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
I was a volcano in a former life!

“When I grow up, I want to be…”
...a lawyer or a Shakespeare expert (is that a thing?). When I was a kid, I wanted to be a Singing Soap Star!