Chris Stobbs graduated with honors from Liverpool John Moores University in England. While there, he played on the University Soccer team in regular league play and in the National Cup. He earned his graduate diploma at Victoria University in Melbourne, Australia. He has been working with young soccer players since 2008 in the United Kingdom, Australia, and the United States.
Teacher - First Grade Boys
Department and Program Affiliations:
Assistant Coach, Junior Varsity Soccer
B.S., Exercise Physiology, Liverpool John Moores University (England)
Graduate Diploma, Primary Education from Victoria University (Australia)
How long have you been at Norfolk Academy?
This is my fourth year at Norfolk Academy.
Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
I enjoy working with children and I always felt like there was a need for more male teachers in elementary education.
What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
I like working at such a vibrant school that has a strong academic and athletic background. I enjoy being part of the unique community that is NA. I enjoy the sense of school spirit and camaraderie between the faculty and students. GO BULLDOGS!
Norfolk Academy is unique because…
the school lunch is actually a highlight of the day!
Last book read:
The Golden Compass by Phillip Pullman
What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
I enjoy playing and coaching soccer, cooking, grilling, cycling, spending time with my wife, and going to the beach.
I honestly can’t pick a favorite. I eat everything. I do however, miss proper fish and chips served in yesterday’s newspaper that I used be able to get growing up in England.
A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Fun fact your students might not know about you/might find surprising:
Although I grew up in England, my parents and younger brother now live in Australia. But I’m still waiting for my pet kangaroo.
“When I grow up, I want to be…”
a professional soccer player. It’s never too late, right?