Faculty Spotlight: Trish Hopkins

Assistant Director, Royster Middle School; Teacher – Middle School English

Department and Program Affiliations:
Middle School, Curriculum Coordinator, English

Head Coach, Varsity Volleyball

Academic background:
B.A., English, Longwood University
M.A.Ed., Secondary Education, College of William & Mary
Ed.S., Administration and Leadership, University of Virginia
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
This is my 23rd year at Norfolk Academy.

Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I love books and then I fell in love with middle school students. It is the perfect match.

What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
The people. Colleagues, students, and staff here inspire me to work hard to be the best person I can be.

What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
Enjoying time with my husband, our dog, and our family and friends. I also enjoy being active--running, biking, golfing, etc.

Last book read:
Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger--for the 23rd time!

Favorite foods:
Candy Corn and York Peppermint Patties
A movie is being made about your life. Whom would they cast to play you?
Sandra Bullock
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
My golden retriever, Tucker, is a champion show dog.

“When I grow up, I want to…”
...own a bookstore and write book reviews and maybe even a book!