Rebecca “Becks" Nash joins Norfolk Academy as an Upper School Math Teacher after 12 years of teaching math in the United Kingdom (IB, A levels, and GCSEs as part of the National English curriculum). Upon completion of her undergraduate degree program, she worked in Australia and the Philippines before returning to London to work for Lehman Brothers in mortgage and asset trading and then took on positions at Barclays Capital Group and Bank Austria. She opted to focus on raising her two children and supporting her Naval Officer husband before re-joining the work force as a teacher at Southampton University and then The Portsmouth Grammar School (UK), where she was also head of the Year 9 program. Most recently, she taught AP Statistics and Geometry at a leading Washington DC-area independent day school, Bullis School in Potomac, Maryland. In addition to teaching, she will serve in the athletics department as a swimming coach.
Tell us why you wanted to become an educator:
For the love of working with young people.
What most excites you about working at Norfolk Academy?
The students, particularly the ones that forever make me laugh (which is most of them!)
Norfolk Academy is unique because…
It has an amazing family/community sense, and is so similar to my UK teaching experience.
Last book read:
Cilka’s Journey by Heather Morris.
What do you like to do in your own time/when you’re not working?
Anything fun and active or creative. I make gnome cushions at Christmas!
Sushi, I think. Most food is my “favourite”!
A movie is being made about your life. Who would they cast to play you?
Hhhhmm – no one – I couldn’t think of a more terrible experience!
Fun fact your students might find surprising:
My family once converted a yellow bus to an RV to travel coast to coast.
“When I grow up, I want to be…”